Cardboard Castle Mirror

2 Materials
Make a castle mirror with a dollar store mirror and cardboard.

Simple cardboard and metallic paints were used to make the frame of this ornate Castle Mirror fit for Belle's new castle. I cut the leaves while watching TV and it made the process much easier!

Watch how I put it together here.

I used a mint green (Americana Acrylic) for the patina around the edges and an old kitchen sponge. E-6000 glue worked perfectly to keep it all together.

This is a version with less leaves.

Suggested materials:

  • Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass   (
  • E-6000 Glue   (

Mark Montano
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  • Valerie Bradshaw Valerie Bradshaw on Mar 16, 2017
    Hi, Could biscuit joiner biscuits be used in lieu of cardboard? Would the shape of the biscuits be similar enough to the shapes that you cut out? Thank you, Valerie

  • Ruchi Vishwakarma Tanwar Ruchi Vishwakarma Tanwar on Mar 20, 2017
    What's the size of mirror? And where do I find oval shape board ? Precut board is available?

  • Jer4502549 Jer4502549 on Mar 23, 2017
    Loved this & will definitely be making. BUT, did you diy the gorgeous, stencilded burgundy colored doors the mirror in 1 photo is hanging on? I've been wanting to do that project for a very long time but have been stumped. Thank you, Mark!


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  • Sumera Khan Sumera Khan on Apr 04, 2017
    wow beautiful. I like to make things with use material. I done one with old cake plate and fabric

  • Tonya Tonya on Apr 09, 2017
    WOW!!!!! Who doesn't love a beautiful mirror?!?.. Us girls just can't get enough mirrors😉 we ARE the fairest of them all👑 You really have done a wonderful job.