A Easy DIY Wooden Ball Mirror!
How To Make A Wooden Ball Mirror
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Hi again sweet friends, I hope you all have been doing well and ok. I haven’t been posting here as much these last couple months, but am hoping to visit more often with you all soon. Today though I am joining Ashley from Modern Glam, Janine from Happy Happy Nester and Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home as we share our repurpose project ideas. Being home these last couple months has made getting creative even more necessary and I really enjoyed this project because it entailed using only what we had on hand. I have had this project in my mind and begun to get it ready, yet never did it. for This blog hop was exactly what I needed to finish this DIY Wooden Ball Mirror!
You see, I had this plain circular mirror in Everly’s room for the past couple years. But last year I saw a beautiful ball mirror that retailed for around $600.00! Say what?! I knew that was clearly out of the question… So one day while thrifting, I found a bag of these wooden ball knobs and instantly knew what I wanted to do with them! Of course I tracked down some more and then like I mentioned, never finished the project… lol. This week I did though and it turned out exactly as I had imagined!
Here is what I used to make this sweet mirror repurposed mirror:
- Wood Ball knobs (here are the exact ones I used). This is another version of wooden knob I found online that looks similar and is a good price… Or these looked like a possibility as well (although the picture is confusing, by the description they seem to be the same size)? Make sure to read through all the details before purchasing. Also make sure that your knobs have a flat surface on the base for gluing. True sphere shapes would be difficult to fix on!
- Gorilla Wood Glue (this is the version I used). You could use something stronger like THIS (please note – I did not use this specific type, but it seems like a good fit if you prefer), but I typically prefer non-toxic and used what I had on hand. The knobs are fixed well, if you really pulled, I am sure you could knock them off… But I was just super careful when handling the mirror).
- Mirror (any size or shape should work for this and this project gets even more inexpensive if you can find one at home or thrifting). We had THIS ONE on hand and it is still available. Even with the cost of all the materials, this project with the cost of the mirror is still less expensive than the real thing.
Here is how I put this mirror together, it is so easy, it is almost self explanatory… But I will share non – the less and give a few tips along the way!
- I started by laying out all the balls on the frame before gluing them down. This gave me a good idea for placement (how close they needed to be in order for all to fit).
- Then I quickly placed a small pea sized amount of glue under each knob. Please note if you use too much glue it will seep out underneath, but if you don’t use enough they will not secure… So play around with this if you need to.
- I say I placed them quickly because you want time to wiggle or move them a bit if needed at the end once everything is laid on nicely.
- Then let it sit and dry until completely cured!
I love how this brings a little bit of charm and character to her room!
The wooden texture adds warmth to the space…
It does take quite a few wooden knobs to finish this project, but using craft store coupons cuts down on the cost and it is still a fraction of the price.
Everly loves it, so I consider it a win!
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for visiting with me today!
Don’t forget to visit my friends down below who are sharing today as well! Take good care all!
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cassie bustamante says
LOVE this idea- so beautiful!
Lolly Jane says
So pretty, Annie! LOVE this mirror!! xo
This is gorgeous, Annie! Brilliant! I love how it turned out!
Kaitlin Gardner says
This is so cute and I am totally going to do this for my daughter’s nursery! For the exact same mirror do you remember what size wood beads you order and how many?
Madhuri Jarwala says
Thank you for the post! I used it as an inspiration to refurbish an old mirror by painting it and adding white washed wooden balls.