Tools & Materials
For my decorative wall mirror, I hardly had to use any tools and materials. Every single thing that I used on this project can be bought at Dollar Tree or Home Depot, and the total cost to create my mirror came to about $8, which is a fraction of what it costs to buy a mirror in a similar design at a homeware store. Of course, I opted for quite a specific design for my mirror, which explains some of the materials I decided to use. If you have taken inspiration from a different type of wall mirror, then feel free to find different crafty materials that will help you achieve the look. Here's what I used:
- A 13-inch metal pizza tray from the Dollar Tree. Since I was creating a round wall mirror and wanted to achieve that sleek metallic look that I've been seeing a lot, I figured a simple pizza tray would make an ideal base for the mirror.
- Six packs of plastic party favor coins from the Dollar Tree. This is what I used to create the oversized outside of the actual mirror. If you are looking at different designs, Dollar Tree has lots of other cheap party favor items that will work in this DIY guide too.
- A candle mirror from Dollar Tree. This is what I used as the actual mirror component of my piece.
- A Gorilla Glue gun. I find a hot glue gun like this to be the most effective way to stick down lots of small items in one place, with minimal spillage.
- Design Master Rose Gold Paint Spray. I had this leftover from a previous project, but you can pick some up for yourself from Home Depot for a couple of dollars.
- Command Strips. I also had these lying around the house, but you can pick up some mounting strips from Dollar Tree for the same effect.
- A heat gun. This is an optional tool you can use to dry out the hot glue and reduce the chance of unsightly glue strings on the coins.