I love the leather strap mirrors that are trending for home decor right now. I have been wanting to fill a small space on my entry wall and this fun mirror is perfect for it. This mirror is super simple to make using Make It: Fun® Foam discs, wood veneer paper and a leather strap. You could even re-purpose a belt!
Supplies needed for this project:
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Disc: 6″ x 1″
Wood Veneer Paper
Round Mirror: 6″
Leather Strap or Belt: 3/4″ x 19″
(2) Upholstery Nails
Low-Temp Glue Gun & Glue
Rotary Cutter & Matt
Use low-temp glue to adhere the mirror to the center of the foam disc. If your mirror is a little heavier, use E-6000 industrial glue.
Cut two wood veneer strips to 1-1/4″ wide using a rotary cutter.
Wrap the veneer around the foam and the edge of the mirror. Measure and trim the wood to meet exactly together at then ends. Glue the wood to the foam and to the edge of the mirror.
Glue the leather straps to each side of the mirror. Trim the sharp, pointed end of the the upholstery nail down to the cap.
Glue the cap to the leather on the end of the strap. (You could insert the upholstery nail without trimming if using a faux leather or by piercing a pilot hole through the leather.) As you can see, I covered the veneer seam with the strap so it wasn’t noticeable.
I just love how this fun mirror project came out. It looks perfect in my entryway.
This is a simple way to get the expensive look of today’s home trends when you are on a budget. Enjoy!