DIY: Lattice Cutout Mirrors

 

I am calling this a lattice cutout mirror because I can’t think of what else to call it. Whatever you call it, the idea is you can create a fancy mirror like this out of any thing that has cut outs. You could try a piece of real lattice, an architectural piece or a frame like I did!

For my purposes, I bought a simple set of two picture frames Pier One.

In this particular frame, the small 4 inch square in the middle is where a photo is supposed to go. The scrolly part is just the frame. But I just ignored that and had my local glass cutter cut a mirror to fit the entire 16 inches of the frame so the mirror would be behind the cutouts all the way to the edge, and had the mirror glued to the back. I think the mirrors were about $25 each. Hardware stores sell those mirror squares so if the size worked out, you could use pre-cut mirror.

And there you have it! A fun new mirror!

Just think of the possibilities!

Remember this post where I showed you an idea for a DIY Sunburst mirror made out of pink plastic spoons of all things (last photo in the post)? It is fun to think outside the box from what currently IS to what COULD BE.

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  1. How pretty! I love the idea of making them your own, an idea that could easily translate to bargain frames, too. Thanks for the great tip!

  2. Love them!!
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  3. You are a genius!! About two weeks ago, I saw this mirror at Pier One, and as perfect as it would look in my dining room, I don’t want to pay the $299. price tag. http://www.pier1.com/Catalog/HomeAccentsD%c3%a9cor/HomeAccentsD%c3%a9cor/tabid/508/CategoryID/134/List/0/catpageindex/2/catpagesize/10/Level/a/ProductID/5503/ProductName/Round-Capiz-Shell-Mirror/Default.aspx
    Then I came across this post, and your idea just might work! I’ll go over there today and take a look. And I’m soooo glad I found your site!!!

  4. Oh , my friend, it looks AMAZING! HOW FUN! I just got a great mirror for $3 bucks for my powder room make over, but not nearly as cute as yours….hmm…wheels are turning. :)
    .-= Jen@balancing Beauty and Bedlam´s last blog ..Free Martha Stewart Grilling Cookbook =-.

  5. What a great idea! Sometimes the easiest and most unique products are under our noses!
    The Designer Insider

  6. What an amazing idea!!! Love this!
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  7. I love anything with a mirror =)
    Looks great.
    Have a wonderful day
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  8. I am thinking I just found the inspiration for my headboard. Mmmm, must do the math, but ooh, the bling it would add to the room.
    .-= cathy´s last blog ..How to Make More Conscious Choices – A Simple Guide for the Super Busy =-.

  9. I can imagine the pretty dance the light reflected across a room does with these gorgeous mirrors you’ve created! Ingenious!
    .-= Laurie-Jean´s last blog ..Beds, Beds, We Need More Beds! =-.

  10. I love the mirrors, they look fantastic!!

  11. Love it! Would you mind if I used one of your photos and a link for one of my Sunday blog roundups?
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Etsy pick: Vintage touches for your home =-.

  12. Those are adorable!!

  13. very pretty!
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  14. Yet again you totally inspire me! I have mirrored glass GALORE in my garage from when I had my the mirror and glass shelves ripped out of my bookcases in my family room. They pulled off without breaking and I’m just saving them for a project!
    .-= Mary Jean´s last blog ..Sneak Peak =-.

  15. I’ve had those scrolly things and love them — but hadn’t been able to figure out what to do with them yet. I’d lusted after them in the stores for months so finally purchased them. Mirror? Best idea. Thanks!!!
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  16. They look great and much more expensive than the price!

    Allison
    Atticmag
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  17. Wow Melissa, I would LOVE to have them in my living room!

  18. LOVE this!! It’s just beautiful! You are brilliant woman. Where are you putting them, hmmmm?

  19. I would love these in my garden. They seem too perfect!
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  20. Hmm…I have a big stretch of nekkid wall…

    Something like that might be the perfect thing to un-nekkid it.
    .-= Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points´s last blog ..The Enchilada and the Straightjacket. =-.

  21. I actually have these in my bedroom in black: http://www.greenyourdecor.com/4341/before-and-after-master-bedroom-finally/

    I never thought to add mirrors behind them. I love that idea though!
    .-= Jennae @ Green Your Decor´s last blog ..Friday Room Reveal: Eco Nursery for Three by Marsh & Clark =-.

  22. Marianne says:

    I love this idea and am planning on doing what you have done. I have a question though. It looks like I will have to take off the hangers. How did you attach them back to the mirror? Did you just use glue?

  23. super cool idea! I have these frames in black. I’ll keep it in mind for repurposing on down the road if need be. :)

  24. Love that mirror! I especially like the scrolling frames you chose. Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

  25. Great job girl! It’s completely lovely.
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  26. wow, that looks great. and very appropriately named, for sure!

  27. I’m new to your blog and a big, big fan!! This mirror is beautiful and I love all the other fabulous projects you have to share. Thanks for inspiring me!

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