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This is my first D.I.Y post! Although I always upcycle things at home, I never documented them because....well, I'm lazy. Sharing my D.I.Y ideas is part of my 2013 resolution, so I'm not gonna let you, or myself down! :)

I bought this mirror at Ikea, for about $1. 30. When I first saw this mirror, lots of ideas rush through my head. You can redecorate it with crumpled newspaper, mosaic, strings, anything that you can stick on it, or wrap around it, is possible. I wanted to make something personally and give it to someone as a gift. Turns out, the end result is not bad at all. :D

Hope you enjoy the post.

Step 1: Here's What You Need;

Picture of Here's What You Need;
2 rolls of jute string (or more, depending on the size of the mirror)
Mirror (Mine is W:26cm, H:26cm)
P.V.A glue
Brush or your old credit card
Lacman made it!7 months ago

I've done it just today, thanks for inspiring! :)

Keznaa2 years ago
This is really cool! My sister left 4 of these mirrors behind when she moved but I've always hated the color. This is a great idea for it!
sunshiine2 years ago
This is so pretty! The intro pictures captures the beauty of it. Thanks so much for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
This is fantastic! And what a great resolution!
zubain2 years ago
Hi! Looks very nice. I think that you are using jute string and not coconut string. It is called jute sutli in India. Coconut sutli too is available but is a lot more rougher and not as good looking ast jute sutli.
hellodoodlings (author)  zubain2 years ago
Hi Zubain, I think you're right! Thank you for sharing. :) x
shazni2 years ago
I like this :-)...This gives me loads of ideas! I would like to know though...why did you wrap the mirror with newspaper first? Why not glue to the mirror direct?
hellodoodlings (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thank You. :) Well, I wrapped it with newspaper because the strings won't be able to cover all the 4 corners of the frame. I use newspaper to make it look more natural. As time goes by, newspaper will become yellow,and it'll give some woody/ vintage feel to it. :)
Ah now I understand...you could also stain the newspaper with tea or apply teak varnish...perhaps even use jute fabric for the edges ! Thanks for replying...have a great year ahead! :-)
hellodoodlings (author)  shazni2 years ago
Yeap, ways to decorate the mirror is unlimited! :D Enjoy making yours and you have a great year too!
That is really pretty! So rustic :)
Thank You. :)
ChrysN2 years ago
What a great way to decorate a plain mirror!
hellodoodlings (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thank You. :)
hellodoodlings (author)  utest_132 years ago
Thank You. :)
hellodoodlings (author)  utest_132 years ago
Thank You. :)
hellodoodlings (author) 2 years ago
Thank You Zirtaeb. :)
zirtaeb2 years ago
your mirror is so beautiful