An easy way to DIY a designer-look wood ball mirror
I had seen the darling wood ball mirrors from Pottery Barn and other designers, and absolutely fell in love with the look. What I didn’t love was the price. I knew it should be fairly simple to create something similar myself without the price tag.
I found these craft half wood balls on Etsy and knew they would be perfect for the mirror. Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- 1 round mirror (I already had this basic brass one from Target, but any round mirror with a flat edge would work)
- Half wood balls – I used the largest size (3″). You’ll need to calculate the circumference of your mirror and how many balls you’ll need to go around it. I needed three orders for this mirror.
- Gorilla Glue
- Hot Glue
How to Make a Wood Ball Mirror
- Working on a flat surface, lay all the balls on the mirror, spacing them out so they look even. I did not leave any room between the balls, getting them as close together as I could. (This step is more important than you think. I didn’t do it originally and was left with an awkward space at the end. I had to take them all off and redo them, laying the balls on first to get the proper spacing.)
- One at a time, glue each ball on the mirror edge. I found it worked best to put a line of both Gorilla Glue and hot glue on the center of each ball, then press it down for a few seconds until the hot glue dried. I used both kinds because the Gorilla Glue takes a while to dry and the balls would start to slide off. The hot glue holds them in place while the Gorilla Glue dries. I didn’t trust the hot glue alone to hold on the balls.
- All done! It really is that simple! Once the glue has dried (overnight) hang your mirror and enjoy!
Since I already had the mirror, my only cost for this project was the cost of the wood balls, which came to about $80 vs. $250. Much more affordable!
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You’ll have to let me know if you try a DIY wood ball mirror too! I love how sweet and whimsical it looks in Lexie’s bedroom, and it’s the perfect fun piece for a kids space. In fact, I’m joining several friends who are also sharing DIY kids room projects, so be sure to check out these other fun ideas too!
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