DIY Burlap Framed Mirror

Burlap Framed Mirror

Hey guys!  Today I’m sharing an easy project, a burlap framed mirror using a yard sale frame and a thrift store mirror.

I love this idea and I knew by using burlap, it would be the perfect project for our Get Your DIY on: Burlap Projects.

Here is what I started with:

Burlap Framed Mirror Before

And here is the finished product:

Burlap Framed Mirror

Pretty, huh?

Here’s how I got here:

First I painted the frames in DIY chalk paint:

Burlap Framed Mirror

I found an old piece of quarter-inch plywood in the garage and cut it to fit my frame. Then I covered it in this pretty printed burlap I had left from an old project:

Burlap Framed Mirror

I reinserted it into my frame, using the old prong thingys (technical term) that were already there. I always try to open them with my fingernails until I have like two left and can’t possibly take the pain of opening another, then I cave and go dig for a flathead screwdriver… The last step is to attach the mirror to the burlap covered plywood using hot glue.  Add hangers to the back if needed and that’s it!

Burlap Framed Mirror

I shared a tutorial on how to make a fabric framed mirror this summer which is very similar, but this is even easier!

Burlap Framed Mirror

I love the creamy white against the burlap.



Burlap Framed Mirror

The horse in one of my favorite things. I had a gift card to a store that was going out of business and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to use it, but I stopped in there just in time to pick up this hanging wooden horse. The bracket was one of two I found at a thrift store:

Wooden Horse


Burlap Framed Mirror

I found the frame at a yard sale this summer for $3 and the mirror was a thrift store find for about the same price. I already had the fabric, so this beautiful new mirror only cost me around $6!

I love when I can take something old and give it a whole new life!

Here’s what my beautiful and creative co-hosts came up with for our burlap theme: Burlap Projects Collage

Chalkboard Tree with Burlap Leaves  House by Hoff

Mason Jars with Burlap and Feathers  The Happy Housie

 Give Thanks Burlap Sign  The Hankful House

Immanuel Burlap Banner Just a Girl and Her Blog

I haven’t done a whole lot with burlap, but I know it’s a staple in most crafters’ supply closets.  Dust off those old burlap projects or create a new one and bring them to the party! Our new Get Your DIY on theme starts Sunday at 7:00pm EST and you are so invited!! Even if you don’t blog, burlap is the perfect fall accent…come get inspired!

I think my new mirror fits in perfectly with a little fall, no?

Burlap Framed Mirror

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  1. LOVE this project!! I think I am going to steal this idea and make one of my own…thanks!

  2. I LOVE this, Christy! It turned out so beautifully! And it is so perfect with your fall decor, too– love your style!

    ~Abby =)

  3. It looks fabulous Christy! What a great way to make a really pretty and substantial looking frame:) you’ve got my wheels turning!

  4. I love this project and all of your other projects I just checked out! Impressive! I will have to add you to my bloglist. Rhonda

  5. Love your mirror! What a great project! Easy to make, but such high impact! Great job!

  6. Christy, this looks beautiful and I totally loved the burlap you used! I have this big stash of vintage burlap ribbon and have done some small projects but haven’t done anything yet with burlap – you and the girls are definitely tempting me! 🙂 The mirror fits in perfectly with your decor. Love it and pinning! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. This turned out so cute! It’s amazing how a couple of frames can be totally transformed. I also liked Just A Girl and Her Blog’s Immanuel banner–so cute and meaningful. I’m hopping over from Link Party Palooza–have a great weekend!

  8. Christy it fits in so nicely into that little nook. It’s an adorable corner and perfect mirror!

  9. Ah, that remarkable burlap… nice paint job on the frames. I like how the black in the burlap blends the black frames above your new creation 😉

  10. How is it that as you make me feel completely inadequate, I also simply love you.

    I love this project. And you.


  11. Absolutely love your mirror! Turned out amazing!

  12. Love this idea, it is soo cute! thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. I love this, what a cool idea! I would never think to put a mirror on top of another frame. Also love the stool you made using the same burlap! DIY chalk paint has been my go to for all painting projects recently, it’s the greatest. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  14. That does look beautiful, thanks for the great idea!

  15. Another great project!!!!!! Love burlap 🙂

  16. What a great way to enlarge a small mirror. I have a mini mirror similar to yours and its a bit awkward to decorate with since its so small…love the larger frame around it. Cute way to fill space.

  17. I love the look of this. I have many vintage frames laying around but I am so reluctant to paint them! I know as a DIY-er, it is no problem for you, but I just have a hard time! When I get over that I must try this!!

    • Lol…it wasn’t too hard for me to paint these, only because they didn’t cost me very much. I have some that are more precious to me that I won’t paint. You could do this with any two frames that are similar in color. I think two gold frames would look amazing with a little burlap treatment 🙂

  18. OH MY GOODNESS! I am over the moon about this project. I’ll be making this for a guest bedroom. You are amazing!!!!! Putting this on fb today!

  19. Love it! So happy I found your blog…now I’m a follower and excited to see what other creativity you have shared.

    I’ve been collecting mirrors for my bedroom wall ~ now I need another! 🙂


  20. Christy your ideas are always so awesome!! Definitely pinning and trying this myself.

  21. I love this! So pretty and makes your gallery wall look even more amazing:)


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