Giant Bubble Mirror Tutorial...You'll Never Guess What It's Made From!

I bought a small round mirror awhile back, but needed a larger one to make my entryway really pop. Since I didn't want to pay the money for a big mirror, I searched the house for something I could use to make the mirror larger...and what I found gave me what I needed to create this giant bubble mirror!
Here is the finished product! I love how the bubble mirror turned out! It now has depth and texture and really stands out on the wall.
To make the bubble mirror I cut a large circle out of cardboard, big enough to have a few rows of "bubbles" around the mirror. The total diameter ended up being 32 inches (that's a big mirror!).
It was my mission not to spend any money on this project, so for the bubbles I used different objects I had around my house. Then I simply placed the mirror I already had in the center. You can click the link to my blog to learn about what I used to make the bubbles and the other steps involved.
I'm so happy about how this turned out! Sometimes having to "use what you have" makes you more creative. Necessity is the mother of invention right?

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

10 questions
  • Jenna
    on Jan 8, 2016

    Are those REAL oranges?

  • Ryan
    on Jan 8, 2016

    What kind of glue did you use to secure the plastic eggs?

  • Jann Weeden
    on Jan 9, 2016

    I am always amazed at what talented and creative people can do, this is beautiful! BUT.......I must ask about what looks to be orange halves?

    • Jann Weeden
      on Jan 9, 2016

      @Jann Weeden Just read your blog, thank goodness the orange slices are styrofoam! LOL :)

    • Creatively Living
      on Jan 10, 2016

      @Jann Weeden Ha, yes, could you imagine something rotting in your project?! They look pretty real for fake oranges :-)

    • Donna Davey
      on Aug 24, 2016

      Same....I thought they looked like oranges !😁

  • Kar2279993
    on Jan 22, 2016

    How did you adhere the mirror to the card? Great job!

    • Creatively Living
      on Jul 1, 2016

      Hi Karen, I realized I didn't answer this question (sorry!). The mirror had a little hook on it so I just poked a small in the cardboard and pushed it through. So the entire thing is being held by the hook that is on the mirror. Note that it is not heavy, cardboard and plastic Easter eggs don't add up to much. I think I may have added a little hot glue on the back of the mirror so it'd stay attached to the cardboard nicely. Everything has stayed together well with hot glue.

  • Christine Witcher
    on Mar 29, 2016

    What a stunning piece! The question I have is you said you used a hot glue gun to adhere the plastic eggs. They're hollow inside so did you just go around the edges. Wasn't there excess around the egg and wouldn't that throw off any of the next eggs?

    • Creatively Living
      on Mar 29, 2016

      Hi Christine, Good question. Yes, the eggs are hollow. I put a bead of glue around the edge of the eggs and set them down in their place. Prior to gluing the eggs on I set them all out so I knew how many eggs I needed and the spacing- they are spaced just ever so slightly apart. The bead of glue does not take up much room (just don't get carried away with the glue). You'd be surprised how well the hot glue works.

  • Cecilia Lam
    on Jan 7, 2017

    Where did the cupboard come from? The whole set up with your mirror is so nice!

  • Mary
    on Jan 9, 2017

    Are there half oranges pn this? Or what are the larger circles.? Wondered if anyone else did not notice these?

  • Susan
    on Jan 9, 2017

    Very well done. Question: did the eggs have a hole in the other end also? Did you not care as they are "almost" invisible? Did it cause problems when painting?

    • Creatively Living
      on Jan 10, 2017

      There are very small holes on the end, but you really don't even notice them...most get filled in when painting. You could put a dot of hot glue on the inside of the egg to fill it in, but that would likely just be tedious extra work. Good question.

  • Maria T Ford
    on Jan 10, 2017

    Love your wall also. Did you paint the wall like that?

  • Rhonda
    on Sep 9, 2019

    How would you use glass beads the round flat ones? Thank you

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