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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.

DIY: Lattice Cutout Mirrors

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. Gina

    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. Laura

    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.
    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!!!

  3. The Designer Insider

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

  4. teresa

    I love anything with a mirror =)
    Looks great.
    Have a wonderful day
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Garden in May- =-.

    • Melissa

      Ooo, that is sounding pretty cool!

  5. Laurie-Jean

    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! =-.

  6. Decorchick!

    I love the mirrors, they look fantastic!!

  7. Lauren

    Those are adorable!!

  8. Mary Jean

    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 =-.

  9. nell ann

    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!!!
    .-= nell ann´s last blog ..bedroom news =-.

  10. Allison

    They look great and much more expensive than the price!

    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Children’s Playtime Teepees =-.

  11. Rocio

    Wow Melissa, I would LOVE to have them in my living room!

  12. Sarah

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

  13. Lori

    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. =-.

  14. Marianne

    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?

  15. Allie

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

  16. Laurie

    Great job girl! It’s completely lovely.

  17. Brandy

    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!

  18. Abd

    Got the same frames on clearance for $10. I had lowe’s cut the mirror for me . What kind of glue i should use to glue mirror to frame ? Also how did you hang it on wall since the original can’t be installed on mirror and it will not hold this heavy frame with mirror. Looking forward to your reply .


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