Laser-Cut Wood Frame Mirror: Hobby Lobby Dupe
Hello friend! Thanks for following along on our adventures. Typically we share about our latest thrift finds or our projects or processes that we have gotten into recently. This one involves a little bit of both!
I found this inspiration as I was walking around Hobby Lobby. I love this little mirror with the laser cut wood frame over it. I especially love the texture that the wooden beads give it. I decided that it shouldn't be too hard for me to make one for myself.
I started with this small round mirror that I found at Goodwill for $1. I laid out the design on our laser software making sure to leave a tolerance for slightly more and slightly less than the diameter of the mirror so that the frame would sit on the mirror perfectly.
Here is the design: slightly copied from the Hobby Lobby one but altered to fit a circle.
Now if you lay the frame down onto the mirror, it matches up no matter what because of the tolerance in the size of the frame.
Now it's time to add the wooden beads! I found beads that have a diameter slightly less than the width of the outer part of the frame. I strung them with needle and thread until I believed they would fill up the whole outer circle of the frame.
I lined them up where I wanted them to be to see if I had enough beads. It's a perfect fit! So then I tied off the string really tight. I don't worry about the strings at this point because I will cut them off later.
Next, it's time to paint the frame white. I started with a creamier white and decided to add bright white to make more of a contrast since I will be sanding the frame.
Here you can see that the creamy off white is not bright enough, so I add more white.
Ah, now it's ready to be sanded!
This is what I was hoping for! Bright white frame with rustic sanded edges.
Next, I glue the circle of wooden beads onto the front of the frame.
Now it's time to make all the beads white.
So pretty, like little pearls. But we're still going to sand them too, to get the more rustic style that we're going for.
Just barely sand the tops of the beads. You don't want to take off too much paint!
Now we're ready to line up the frame with the mirror and get ready to hot glue!
Ta da! My precious little beaded laser cut wooden frame! I think it is a precious copy of a very cool little mirror that I found at Hobby Lobby for much less money and much more fun!
I am looking forward to doing more DIY home decor. Follow along if you enjoyed this one. :)