Do you decorate with mirrors? I mean, everyone has a mirror in the bedroom and bathroom but how often do you incorporate decorative mirrors into your regular home décor? I love decorating with mirrors. They are perfect for making small rooms appear larger and there are just so many ways that you can use them throughout your decorating. Of course, decorative mirrors aren’t cheap, which is why most of us choose the DIY way, right? On that note, I have found 20 remarkable decorative mirrors that you can make yourself for your home décor.
These mirrors range from rope covered to antique looking and they are all fabulous. If you love using mirrors in your décor, you are definitely going to want to check these out. Some of them can be made with things that you probably already have on hand. Even if you have to buy a mirror, you’re still going to get a decorative one cheaper the DIY way than buying it and I recommend checking with your local thrift stores and flea markets where you can get them really cheap. Oh, and if you’re looking to really upgrade your home décor, check out these 20 easy to make slipcovers. They will instantly transform your old furniture into something new and beautiful.
These DIY decorative mirrors really are easy to create and there are so many different looks – you will definitely find something for at least one room in your house. How about a mirror made from a cake pan? Or, why not make your own rustic farmhouse inspired mirror to go along with your other DIY farmhouse furniture and décor? There are just so many options and all of them are beautiful. I hope you enjoy these DIY mirrors as much as I have.
1. Easy $15 DIY Mirror
This gorgeous rustic farmhouse inspired DIY mirror only costs about $15 to make and you can have it finished in about an hour. You start with a regular full length mirror and embellish it with rustic wood to give it that great country farmhouse look. This would be perfect for the bathroom or bedroom or you could add hangers sideways and hang it horizontally behind the couch. This would be beautiful next to your DIY shiplap furniture and décor.
Tutorial/Free Plans: shanty-2-chic
2. DIY Angel Food Cake Pan Mirror
I love this DIY mirror that you can make from an old angel food cake pan. It’s perfect for adding a bit of décor to the kitchen or dining room, or you could paint it and make it perfect for any room. You can find old cake pans at any thrift store for a dollar or so each if you don’t have one that you can use for this.
Tutorial/Free Plans: hayestone
3. DIY Wooden Bathroom Mirror
If you want to dress up your bathroom a bit, this mirror that you hang over an existing medicine cabinet is great. It’s pretty easy to build and you don’t need a lot of wood to make it. Plus, it’s perfect for adding an elegantly decorative touch to the bathroom with its gorgeous edges. Paint it whatever color you want, although the white really does have an elegant look, doesn’t it?
Tutorial/Free Plans: notjustahousewife
4. Repurposed Plastic Spoon Flower Mirror
This chrysanthemum mirror, that you make from plastic spoons, may just be the most creative thing I have ever seen. It’s pretty easy and no one will ever know that you used plastic spoons to make it. You can paint your spoons different shades of the same color to give it a great Ombre look or keep it all uniform or do different colors. The color choice is up to you and you will love the finished look.
Tutorial/Free Plans: addicted2decorating
5. DIY Color Wheel Mirror
This gorgeous color wheel mirror is perfect for adding a lot of design to any space. You make this with plywood and glass tiles in all different colors. This is a mosaic piece that takes a bit of time to do but you will be so glad that you put in the effort. It is absolutely beautiful and you can do it in traditional color wheel colors or any hues and shades of color that you want to match your existing décor.
Tutorial/Free Plans: mosaicworksca
6. Easy DIY Framed Mirror
A nice framed mirror, particularly a decorative one, will cost you upwards of $100 or more depending on where you buy it. But, you can make one yourself for less than $20, depending on what supplies you have on hand. This is not even a difficult project and it turns an ordinary full length mirror into a work of art that is perfect for the bathroom or bedroom. This would be beautiful hanging over a DIY bathroom vanity.
Tutorial/Free Plans: sawdustgirl
7. DIY Frosted Glass Doily Mirror
I love doilies. They make everything look so elegant and pretty, including this frosted glass doily mirror. This is made from a regular round mirror – or you can choose any shape that you want. You also use doilies and frosted glass spray to create the gorgeous design that is perfect for dressing up an entryway or bathroom.
Tutorial/Free Plans: inimeeya
8. DIY French Style Trumeau Mirror
If you were to buy this French style trumeau mirror in a furniture store or department store, it would set you back about $500 or more. Seriously, it’s a pretty mirror but that is a lot of money. So, why don’t you just make one yourself? This is a pretty straightforward project and it turns a boring old full length mirror into such a beautiful trumeau styled mirror that is perfect for any room.
Tutorial/Free Plans: southernrevivals
9. Light Up Starburst Mirror
You use plastic garden stakes and skewers to create this lovely light up starburst mirror. This one looks beautiful hanging in an entryway or over a sofa console table and it is really easy to make. The lights really set it off and you can use a small set of clear Christmas lights for that effect. Overall, this is a simple DIY project and it saves you a bundle over buying a lighted mirror.
Tutorial/Free Plans: diyshowoff
10. Repurposed Charger Mirror
Pick up a charger at any thrift store for a dollar or so – or head to the Dollar Store and get a cheap one there – and then turn it into a lovely mirror for over your console table. This project is super simple and it gives you a wonderful mirror that you can paint any color to match your existing décor. The more decorative your charger, the prettier your mirror will be.
Tutorial/Free Plans: infarrantlycreative
11. Decorative Tile Bathroom Mirror
You can take a cheap mirror from a thrift store or the Dollar Store and turn it into the most gorgeous tile mirror for your bathroom. This one is a bit intricate but not really hard and it is perfect for adding a matching tile mirror to your vanity. You will need to pick up small tiles from your local home improvement store and these are pretty cheap. Look at the clearance section to get a really good deal on your tile.
Tutorial/Free Plans: sandandsisal
12. DIY Outdoor Garden Mirror
Adding a mirror to your garden area will make it look larger and really spread out those gorgeous colors from your plants and flowers. You can hang your outdoor mirror on a fence, on the deck or anywhere else that you have space. This is a simple mirror to make and you make it with an old window that you upcycle. This is a great accessory to help you show off that DIY backyard furniture and décor.
Tutorial/Free Plans: homestoriesatoz
13. Repurposed PVC Pipe Decorative Mirror
Pieces of PVC pipe are perfect for creating decorative mirrors for the bathroom. Or, you could paint these and use them anywhere in the house. I love the look of these little mirrors, although you can also do them in any size or even any shape that you want. PVC pipe is pretty inexpensive and you only need one long piece to make a couple of small mirrors.
Tutorial/Free Plans: thriftyandchic.
14. Retro Looking Trellis Mirror
I love the retro look of this trellis mirror that you make to look like an old piece of trellis. This would be great in the living room or bathroom, and it doesn’t take long at all to make once you have all of your wooden pieces cut. You just fashion the design over a large mirror…or any mirror that you want to give a new look to. You could do this with a round mirror, as well if that’s what you have on hand.
Tutorial/Free Plans: remodelaholic
15. Repurposed Retro Chandelier Mirror
An old chandelier from the 80s makes a beautiful new mirror for the living room or entryway. This is a gorgeous DIY project and it won’t take you long at all to finish. If you don’t have an old chandelier to use, check your local thrift stores and flea markets or look at online yard sales. Chances are, someone has one to get rid of and you can use it to make a lovely mirror.
Tutorial/Free Plans: sarahmdorseydesigns
16. DIY Wood Turquois Mirror
A piece of plywood and some turquois paint, along with a few power tools, will give you the makings for this gorgeous wood turquois mirror. You will need to cut out the pattern from your board, which takes the most time in this project. You could also use other patterns, although this one is really gorgeous for the bathroom or entryway, don’t you think?
Tutorial/Free Plans: allthingsthrifty
17. Vintage Window Mirror
What a beautiful vintage mirror! This farmhouse inspired mirror is made from an old window. There are so many wonderful things that you can make from those old windows and this mirror may be one of my favorites. This is great for hanging on the wall or sitting on a table to add décor to any room. Depending on how many windows you have on hand to use, you could make one of these for every room in your house.
Tutorial/Free Plans: diyshowoff
18. Rustic Wood Shim Mirror
This rustic wood shim mirror is perfect for adding some DIY farmhouse décor to your home. It’s pretty simple to make and doesn’t require a lot of supplies. You will need the wood of course, and a mirror that you can fashion the wood around. The design is beautiful and this one is perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms or any room where you want to add some rustic design.
Tutorial/Free Plans: houseofhepworths
19. DIY $7 Rope Mirror
If you are looking for a nautical theme, this $7 rope mirror is perfect. It is really easy to make and you can do it in any shape or size that you need. This one is pretty big and perfect for a bathroom. If you have your bathroom decorated in a beachy or sailing theme, this mirror will make the perfect accessory, and did I mention that it will only cost you $7 to make it? And, that includes the mirror. This is a great one to add to your DIY rope projects!
Tutorial/Free Plans: thehappyhomebodies
20. DIY Zebra Designed Mirror
Whether you love zebra design or you have another design in mind, this mirror is perfect for hanging above the couch or over your mantel. You make this from a regular mirror and then add the edging yourself and it’s a pretty easy DIY project. It is also going to save you a fortune over buying a similar mirror in furniture stores or a high end department store.
Tutorial/Free Plans: justagirlblog