Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the most creative home of all? It could be you!
These days, people love to bring a touch of the outdoors into their homes. One cool way to do this is by making your own bamboo mirror frame.
It's easier than you think and adds a rustic, earthy feel to any room. Plus, bamboo is a wonderful material to work with. It's straight, smooth, and has a lovely natural look.
Ready to get started?
Materials You’ll Need
- Circle mirror
- Bamboo sticks or branches
- Contact adhesive or glass adhesive
- Hack saw
- Clamp or vice
Measure and Cut
First, measure and mark your bamboo sticks at 7-inch lengths. Once you've made your marks, put the sticks into a vice to hold them steady. Then use a hacksaw to cut through at these points.
Prepare the Frame
Keep cutting until you have enough 7-inch sticks to go all the way around your mirror. You'll want to cover the entire edge, so be sure you have enough sticks!
Glue the First Section
Before you start gluing, make sure the mirror is clean. Put some glue on a quarter section of the mirror's edge. Take your cut sticks and start placing them on this glued section.
Make sure to space them evenly. The first and last sticks in this section should be at right angles to each other.
Repeat and Dry
Continue gluing the sticks around the mirror in the same way. It's smart to leave a small gap while you work. This makes it easier to turn the mirror.
The glue takes about 24 hours to dry, so be patient!
Strengthen Your Frame
After the glue has dried, flip the mirror over. Now, take 1-inch pieces of bamboo and glue them between the longer sticks. This makes your frame even stronger. You can use the same glue as before or switch to glass adhesive. Both work well.
Close the Gap
Remember the gap you left? Now's the time to fill it in. Flip the mirror back over and glue in the last few sticks. Wait for them to dry, and you're all set!
Your Bamboo Mirror Frame is Ready!
Once the glue is all dry, your brand-new bamboo mirror frame is ready to hang up. Enjoy the rustic charm it adds to your home!
Hi there, I’m Sam Billings, and I’m all about sustainability. Running a printing business is my thing, but my real passion is preserving nature. That’s why I run the Live Health blog, where I focus on Bamboo plants and their eco-friendly goodness.