How to make a rope mirror / The easy way

During the month of March, I participated in the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. For this challenge, I chose to makeover our Bathroom.

You can see recap of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 

Our bathroom already had some great elements, but there were some things that I wanted to do for a while now, like this rope mirror!

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

 

Now, it took me a looooong time to figure out how to attach the rope. The reason was that I wanted it to look real clean and not have a bulky knot.

 

 Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

But I couldn’t find the kind of hardware to make it happen. Gladly, I have a lot of imagination and came up with an idea! 😉

I dug out of a box an old leather strap that used to belong to a bag (sometimes, I wonder why I keep these things, but now, I was really happy about it!!)

I cut off 2 pieces

 

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

And then made two holes on both of them.

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

 Took the smallest screws I could find and made a hole using tape on the drill bit to make sure I didn’t pass through the mirror’s frame (yeah, washi tape, were fancy people!!)

 Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

Fold the leather strap and use a washer to screw it to the mirror. Apply glue on the screw.

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

Then, use clamp to keep it in place till the glue dries

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

 Pass the rope through the leather and glue the 2 pieces of rope together. Use burlap twine to hide the glue and make it look like the twine is holding the rope together.

 Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

And there you have it! Not my first intention but way better than a big knot. To my taste anyway! (and a lot cheaper than any hardware I could have bought)

 Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

A before and after shot to go with it!

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

Remember that you can see the other projects I made that week :

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 

 

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Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

 





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26 thoughts on “How to make a rope mirror / The easy way

  1. Thank you, because I love mirrors on a rope, but could not afford one. Thanks to your wonderful tutorial, I think I can make one. I have a question. How do you create the frame around the mirror In order to attach the rope? My mirror is plane, with no frame.

    1. I bought the mirror like that at a local hardware store 🙁 It was really cheap. I had thought of making one, found some tutorials on Pinterest but it was waaaay too complicated for me or not exactly what I wanted. So when I saw this mirror, I bought it immediately! Sorry I can’t help you more, but thanks for the comment.

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