This DIY Scalloped Mirror is an easy way to create custom home decor in minutes!
I am always on the hunt for new home decor ideas, especially ones I can create myself for a much lower cost. Plus there’s the whole needing to match my current decor color scheme thing. Sometimes making something yourself is just the best option!
I’ve seen a lot of decorative mirrors with scalloped frames at the home decor stores. The scallops are usually made with various textures, but I have never found one in the perfect size or color to suit me. So I made one!
Making this decorative mirror couldn’t be easier and you only need a handful of items to pull it off.
Felt circles are from The Ribbon Retreat.
Felt circles (1 1/4″)
12×12 sheet of cardboard
I used dark navy, yellow, and white circles. It took approximately 50 of each color to complete the frame for a 7″ mirror. You can find a variety of mirrors at your local craft store.
1. Use the E-6000 to glue the mirror to the center of the cardboard. Use Fabri-Fix to glue the felt circles to the edge of the mirror. Overlap the circles on the mirror and on each other. Only apply glue to the part of the felt going on the mirror.
2. Create another layer of felt behind the first. Only apply glue to the part of felt being tucked under the first layer of felt. This way the rest of the felt will stay loose so you can keep tucking in new layers as you build the frame. Try to keep colors from matching up from row to row.
3. Continue adding layers to the frame until you either run out of felt or are satisfied with the width.
4. Using “not your best” scissors (don’t dull those fabric or paper scissors!), trim the excess cardboard from the back of the mirror.
Allow plenty of dry time before hanging – at least 24 hours.
For ~$20 and 30 minutes time, I have a brand spanking new custom mirror for my living room!