- Round Mirror – I used a 14″ diameter one I found at Walmart. Ikea also carries round mirrors that are a little bit larger.
- Sisal rope. I also found this at Walmart for $5. It was enough for both the mirror and a waste can for the bath.
- Hot glue gun
2. To stop the rope from fraying apply a small amount of hot glue into the fresh cut area and press the edges together.
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3. Starting at the outside edge of the mirror begin to add glue. I used beads about a 1/4 inch apart and the size of small peas. Do only 3 – 4 inches at a time.
I love the finished look. The entire rope mirror as less than $25 to make.
I was on a rope roll and decided to make a rope waste basket for the bath as well. I used a small clear basket I also found at Walmart. For this project I started with the clipped end and tucked/glued it down at an angle so the first rope pass would cover the raw edge. Continue to wrap around until the last wrap. DO NOT glue the last wrap. Measure the wrap, clip the end so it lays flatter, tuck and glue the end first. Now go back and glue the last wrap securing it in place until you reach the end which has already been glued.
For a fraction of what it would cost in the department store you have a good looking custom mirror and waste basket. Besides isn’t it more fun to say, oh yeah, I made that when you get good comments!