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When it comes to decor and design, what is beautiful to you?
Is it the form or function of a piece or structure? Is there a color or texture that grabs your attention? Maybe it’s something unexpected and unique that stops you to take a moment’s glance.
Well, whatever that THAT is…allow it to give you inspiration.
I sure did, when it came to today’s video take on an Anthropologie-inspired mirror. After pulling about 20 or so outfits to try on, I stumbled into the dressing room being ever so careful not to actually stumble over the armload of viscose, rayon ruffled dresses and linen pantaloons I was regretfully dragging on the floor.
But then I saw it.
Like just about everything in this shop, I wanted it! And, like just about everything in this shop…I couldn’t afford it.
Enter my super DIY powers! And, thus, today’s fun how-to: How to Craft an Anthropologie-Inspired Cork Mirror.
• craft paint-copper, 2oz. (I used DecoArt’s metallics)
• Craft Glue, 8oz. (My absolute favorite is Aleene’s – it holds awesomely!)
• ribbon or leather cording
1. Cut corks at varying length. Use a serrated knife to easily slice through those bad-boys. This will give you that super neat-o, artsy look.
2. Dip corks in paint. Before painting, I picked out the red wine-stained ones and set them aside – I just love those colors mixing with the gold and copper. Use take-out condiment cups, they’re absolutely splendid for small paint jobs.
3. Glue on hanging hardware. I actually cut two small pieces of 1/4″ wood and screwed the hardware to it first. This made for a more secure surface area to bond to the back of the mirror.
4. Glue corks to mirrors. I used two rows for maximum effect + maximum mirror space for viewing.
5. Add natural wood flowers, then hang. You can use whatever extra embellishments you wish. For hanging, I used leather cording to add more texture and interest to this piece.
All photography and video produced by, HomeJelly.