DIY Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror

Time always seems short in the morning, even if I try to wake up early. No matter what, I always find myself in a rush! What helps to make things move along quicker is having everything organized and on hand..

We share one bathroom in my house, so I prefer to organize my beauty essentials in the bedroom.  While I, Amaryllis, have always dreamed of having a vanity there, we’re a little short on space. Being the resourceful gal that I am, I was able to turn a corner of our dresser into my very own vanity with this DIY concrete vanity mirror..

 DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

A geometric shaped or round mirror (about 8 inches diameter/side)

Concrete

Any package container (to use for concrete mold)

Scissors and cutter

A ruler

A sharpie

A glue gun

Masking tape

Sanding paper

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, TexasDIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

First, you need to make a cube mold for the concrete base of your vanity mirror. We are going to make the mold out of a packaging container. I used a Tetra Pack for my package container, because they have a plastic layer inside that works well for the concrete. But you can use any package container you like, as long as it has a plastic layer inside.  

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once you have your packaging container, clean it, dry it, and open it to have a flat sheet. Using a ruler, draw a square shape of 2 by 2 inches and add small flaps on each side. Cut the base shape out. 

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Draw a rectangle of 8 inches long by 2 inches high to make the sides of the cube mold and add one flap at the end. Cut the shape and fold it in four equal sections lengthwise.

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

With a glue gun, fix the base and the sides of the cube together. The flaps need to be glued on the outside, that way you will have a nice and smooth concrete cube. 

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Using the scissors, make two oblique notches in two opposite sides of the cube. The notches must be wide enough to slide the mirror in. 

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Slide the mirror into the cube and fix them together using masking tape. Be sure that the mirror is centered on the mold. Don’t hesitate to put some extra tape layers, you don’t want the mirror to move when pouring concrete.

 DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Mix the concrete in a bowl following the package instructions. Hold the mirror and pour the concrete into the mold. Once the mold is full, don’t forget to check behind the mirror also, keep the mirror in a vertical position while the concrete drys. Place it against a wall, for example. 

  DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once the concrete is dry, you can remove the mold. Sand the concrete a little to have a nicer finish and clean it with water to remove the dust. Clean the mirror and place your vanity mirror on your dresser or any other place you like.

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Not only do I love the functionality of this DIY mirror, but I also love that it isn’t limited in the ways you can display it! Whether on your vanity or on the wall, it adds the perfect modern touch.

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Are you surprised by how easy this DIY concrete vanity mirror was to whip up?  Not only does it look like it’s straight off a shelf from Urban Outfitters, but modern mirrors are also totally trending!

Amaryllis Buffin

Amaryllis, a contributor for Sugar & Cloth.

Amaryllis is a DIY addict and the creative mind behind Ohoh blog She likes to make home decor, lighting, and furniture projects. Whatever she has on hand is inspiration to create, feeding her serious addiction to upcycling.
See more of her amazing DIY’s on OhOh Blog

Read more from Amaryllis Buffin

DIY Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror

Time always seems short in the morning, even if I try to wake up early. No matter what, I always find myself in a rush! What helps to make things move along quicker is having everything organized and on hand..

We share one bathroom in my house, so I prefer to organize my beauty essentials in the bedroom.  While I, Amaryllis, have always dreamed of having a vanity there, we’re a little short on space. Being the resourceful gal that I am, I was able to turn a corner of our dresser into my very own vanity with this DIY concrete vanity mirror..

 DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

A geometric shaped or round mirror (about 8 inches diameter/side)

Concrete

Any package container (to use for concrete mold)

Scissors and cutter

A ruler

A sharpie

A glue gun

Masking tape

Sanding paper

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, TexasDIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

First, you need to make a cube mold for the concrete base of your vanity mirror. We are going to make the mold out of a packaging container. I used a Tetra Pack for my package container, because they have a plastic layer inside that works well for the concrete. But you can use any package container you like, as long as it has a plastic layer inside.  

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once you have your packaging container, clean it, dry it, and open it to have a flat sheet. Using a ruler, draw a square shape of 2 by 2 inches and add small flaps on each side. Cut the base shape out. 

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Draw a rectangle of 8 inches long by 2 inches high to make the sides of the cube mold and add one flap at the end. Cut the shape and fold it in four equal sections lengthwise.

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

With a glue gun, fix the base and the sides of the cube together. The flaps need to be glued on the outside, that way you will have a nice and smooth concrete cube. 

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Using the scissors, make two oblique notches in two opposite sides of the cube. The notches must be wide enough to slide the mirror in. 

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Slide the mirror into the cube and fix them together using masking tape. Be sure that the mirror is centered on the mold. Don’t hesitate to put some extra tape layers, you don’t want the mirror to move when pouring concrete.

 DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Mix the concrete in a bowl following the package instructions. Hold the mirror and pour the concrete into the mold. Once the mold is full, don’t forget to check behind the mirror also, keep the mirror in a vertical position while the concrete drys. Place it against a wall, for example. 

  DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Once the concrete is dry, you can remove the mold. Sand the concrete a little to have a nicer finish and clean it with water to remove the dust. Clean the mirror and place your vanity mirror on your dresser or any other place you like.

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Not only do I love the functionality of this DIY mirror, but I also love that it isn’t limited in the ways you can display it! Whether on your vanity or on the wall, it adds the perfect modern touch.

DIY Concrete Vanity Mirror by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Are you surprised by how easy this DIY concrete vanity mirror was to whip up?  Not only does it look like it’s straight off a shelf from Urban Outfitters, but modern mirrors are also totally trending!

Amaryllis Buffin

Amaryllis, a contributor for Sugar & Cloth.

Amaryllis is a DIY addict and the creative mind behind Ohoh blog She likes to make home decor, lighting, and furniture projects. Whatever she has on hand is inspiration to create, feeding her serious addiction to upcycling.
See more of her amazing DIY’s on OhOh Blog

Read more from Amaryllis Buffin

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