DIY Hanging Mirror

DIY Hanging Mirror —  Leather? Paper mache hat boxes? This is one budget friendly DIY hanging mirror you will definitely want to make…

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I love a good budget decor DIY as much as the next gal, but only if you can’t tell that it’s a budget DIY.

That may sound a little harsh except I think I’ve earned the right to say that somewhere along my long path of not so great decor DIY’s.

Aileen of At Home in Love gets an A++ with her DIY Hanging Mirror.

Leather? Paper mache hat boxes? I mean, this girl is after my own heart! Best part is I never would’ve known she made it.

Lucky for you, we happen to be good enough friends to where she’s willing to dish her DIY secret here on Sugar & Cloth.

Materials and Tools Needed To Make A DIY Hanging Mirror

12” round paper mache hat box — We used a Darice Hat Box from Joann.

12” round mirror — Ours was purchased from Joann. You can find a similar mirror online here.

1.25” wide leather belt blank — I actually bought this tooling belt blank at Hobby Lobby or online in a natural hide.

Sample pot of paint that matches your leather

Small hole punch

Drill or leather hole punch

Brass hex nuts and bolts


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How To Make A DIY Hanging Mirror

Find a sample can of paint that matches the color of your leather strap.

Your hardware store should have a good selection in a range of colors so you should be able to find a color that is pretty darn close.

Paint the lid and side of the box. The middle part will have the mirror glued over it so that part doesn’t have to be painted.DIY hanging mirror |

Decide how long your want your leather strap to be and cut it accordingly.

Next, punch holes in the lid where you want the bolts to go.

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Trace the holes onto the inside of the leather strap with a pen.

Punch these holes using your leather punch (if you have one) or a drill then attach the strap to the lid with the nuts and

bolts.DIY hanging mirror |

Glue the mirror onto the inside of the lid.

Weigh it down with some books and wait for the glue to fully dry to make sure it’s really secure.

Now hang your new mirror on the wall!

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In case you’ve decide you love Aileen as much as I do, you can see some of her other projects here. My favorites happen to be these DIY stamped business cards and these DIY belt strap shelves.

More DIY Mirror Ideas


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  3. Amazing!! I’ve been planning on doing a similar DIY for a while. I never thought to use a paper hat box!

  4. I’ve been seeing mirrors and shelves like this everywhere! Such a simple DIY but it looks great!