Covered Mirror Wall Hangers




Introduction: Covered Mirror Wall Hangers

Had some old mirrors (I believe from IKEA) that we wanted to cover and hang.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

Materials used:
Mirrors (x3)
Black permament marker
Scrapbook Paper
Wood Glue

Tools Used:
Foam Brush
Popsicle Stick
Exacto Knife

Step 2: Prep Surface

Clean the face of your mirrors frames very well so that the glue will adhere better.  

The interior face of the frame will be difficult to wrap so we will just color it black with the permanent markers.

Step 3: Glue Paper to Face

Spread the glue mixture evenly on the face frame with a foam brush.  Don't use too much glue or it will soak through your paper.  Make sure you get all the way to the edges of the face.  Don't worry about the sides.

Carefully center your paper over the frame.  Use a popsicle stick or ruler to burnish the paper to the frame and remove any creases and bubbles in the paper.

Step 4: Open Mirror

After glue has dried, use an Exacto Knife to cut out the hole for the mirror.

Step 5: Wrap Frame

Cut the overlap of each corner from the corner of the paper to the corner of the frame.  Fold 2 opposite edges around the frame and staple in place.  Start stapling at the middle and move out.

On the wrapped edges, cut down the side of the frame to form a triangle flap.  Then fold the flap around the side edge and around the back.  Use a small piece of tape to hold in place temporarily.

Cut a slight taper on the for corners of the unwrapped sides.  Then wrap and staple the two unwrapped sides.  Once again, start in the middle and work out.  Place a staple in each corner to tie the sides together at the end.

Step 6: Add Hanger

We used sticky velcro to attach to the wall.  But you can use what ever hanger you like.

Step 7: Finished Product

Here they are completed and hung on the wall.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    I agree that these look really sharp. My only question is why use staples on the back when you can use glue like on the the front? I like the black inside edges, but there is also a way of papering the inside edges. Here's how: When its time to cut the hole open for the mirror, use your finger to slightly crease the edges of the paper around the mirror. Next, cut an X with your x-acto knife through the paper, carefully, corner to corner. Gently crease the cut pieces into the edges and cut off the excess. Apply glue to flaps and press into place. Now the inside edges are covered with the same paper with mitered corners to boot!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks rOygb1v. I totally agree with your update on how to cover the inside edges. Honestly, I was looking to get this project done as quickly as possible so the marker was just an easier solution.

    As for why i stapled the back this just has to do with pressure and time once again. In order to get a nice crisp crease on the edges, you need to apply quite a bit of pressure as you wrap the edges. If you used only glue, you would have to continually apply that pressure until the glue is completely this case 15-20 minutes. I just didn't have the time, or arm strength :), to use this method. So I reverted to this upholstery-like technique.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! All your food looks so yummy! That will definitely be on the list to try some of those recipies.