Who would have thought these Easter eggs would make such a beautiful DIY Bubble Mirror - by Creatively Living blog

DIY Bubble Mirror

Bubble Mirror up close with eggs and orange slices by Creatively Living

What do eggs and orange slices have to do with this beautiful mirror?  [I’m glad you asked]

spacing out eggs and oranges for bubble mirror by creatively living CL

I’ve been wanting a large mirror in my entryway but didn’t want to pay the price for a big fancy mirror.

I had a small (20 inches in diameter) mirror and didn’t want to buy anything new.

I knew there was a way to use this mirror and create something bigger (at little to no extra cost), I just had think of what.

Getting ready to trace mirror for bubble mirror on cardboard by creatively living cL

I started gathering supplies.

I had a large piece of cardboard that I could use to hold it all together.

Tracing mirror and drawing circle on cardboard for bubble mirror by creatively living CL

So I first traced around my original mirror and added about 6 inches of extra space around it.

Cardboard circle for bubble mirror by creatively living

Here’s my large circle, it’s about 32 inches in diameter.

Cardboard circle for bubble mirror with taped edges by Creatively Living CL

I placed masking tape around the edges to hide the corrugated cardboard edges.

gluing eggs on to cardboard by Creatively Living

Okay…here’s where the eggs and orange slices come into play.

I used Easter eggs to make “bubbles” around the mirror. Of course I needed a few more eggs than what I had (and this time of year you can’t get Easter eggs at the store) so I searched the house for something else to use. I found some styrofoam oranges (cut in half) to fill the rest of the space.

I used a hot glue gun to adhere the eggs and oranges to the cardboard.

eggs and orange slices mirror before spray paint by Creatively Living

Here it is with 3 rows of eggs and orange slices.

mirror before spray paint by Creatively Living

And then I set the mirror in the middle to make sure it fit well.

egg mirror before spray paint by Creatively Living

A little close-up before it got painted.

I used Rust-Oleum Metallic Paint & Primer In One “Oil Rubbed Bronze” colored spray paint.

Entryway with DIY Bubble Mirror with eggs and orange slices by Creatively Living

The only cost to me was the spray paint.

Then placed it on the wall.

Make a DIY bubble mirror out of easter eggs and orange slices and cardboard by Creatively Living

The cost for this mirror was only about $5 (for the can of spray paint), since I already had all of the other materials.

I love the way this bubble mirror (aka eggs and orange slices) turned out!

Sometimes you just have to think of how to use what you have!

Holly Creatively Living

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Comments

  1. It looks amazing. I am impressed

  2. So cool and creative!!

    • Thank you Whitney. I was determined not to spend extra $…it took a little while of searching through the house to find something that would work…but it also made it fun.

  3. What an incredible idea! Looks great!!

  4. Such creativity! I love it and imagine what something that size would have cost you.

  5. How clever!What I also like is that it was so inexpensive and looks so upscale!!

  6. Brilliant idea and execution!!! Looks totally designer and fabulous!!!

  7. Raquel LeBaudour says:

    Very clever. But, excuse my ignorance, but don’t the oranges go bad? Or, are those fake (plastic)?

  8. What a nice idea.

  9. Wow, I was so totally not expecting plastic Easter eggs when I saw the first picture! So cool!

  10. Veronica Russell says:

    It should be a crime for this mirror looking so nice and being so inexpensive.. This is really cool. I really love this mirror. I have some mirrors I planned on using with another DIY idea. But I like this one better. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love how you used the plastic eggs, genius!
    ~Liz

  12. Wow, what a totally unexpected supply AND outcome! This is so pretty! Genius really. 🙂

    • Thanks Donna! I love walking into the house and seeing it in my entryway! …and knowing how incredibly inexpensive it was to make 🙂

  13. Charlotte Helm says:

    Looks Great! How did you hang it? Thanks

    • Thanks Charlotte,
      I used a small nail along with the hook that was already on the mirror by poking a hole in the cardboard (that the eggs are glued onto). Since it’s plastic eggs/cardboard, it’s really light weight.

  14. You are KILLING me! This is amazing!

  15. This is fabulous! Amazing turn out. .. (one question. .did you use real oranges)..

  16. Very pretty. Did you use a wood putty, or clay type epoxy to fill the holes in the ends of the eggs??

    • Hi Kathy, we just left the holes. Most were filled in with the spray paint. However, you could use a putty to fill them in, if you wanted to take the time for that. Thanks for asking!

  17. D. NORDSTROM says:

    This is so very stylish and expensive looking, it really is one of the best DIY projects I’ve EVER seen!
    Brava to you
    DN

  18. I’m totally doing this! I really am confused with how you then were able to hang it though?

    • Hi Jess! I’m excited you want to make this project!
      The mirror in the center came with a little hook on it (on the back). I punched a small hole in the cardboard allowing me to poke the hook on the mirror through the cardboard and use it as the main hook for the entire project. The cardboard is so light that the hook on the mirror was able to hold the entire project.
      I hope this explanation makes sense.

  19. Hi there! Love the mirror! Very chic and clever. It goes especially with the wide striped wall. May I ask the two colors of the stripes? I’d love to paint a wall the same. Thanks!

    • Hi Theresa! I’m so glad to hear you love the mirror. The wall is Agreeable Grey (Sherwin Williams) and Ultra White (Valspar). Thanks!

  20. I love this mirror and best part is how inexpensive it is to make but it looks expensive. I have read the directions multiple times and can’t find anywhere where you got it from.

  21. Absolutely FABULOUS!! I see so many tacky looking craft & decor ideas on Hometalk lately & was almost going to drop it but you sure changed my mind! I have a large bathroom mirror & instead of framing it, I want to mount another round mirror on top. (Saw it in a blog & loved the glam look.). However, to securely hang a round mirror on top of the existing one, would involve drilling a hole through the large mirror & the new round mirror might be heavy. However, thanks to you, I think I will simply buy a round (unframed) mirror, glue it on cardboard – like you did – glue on eggs & paint it. It will be lightweight, inexpensive & require NO drilling through the existing mirror. Thank you!

    • I’m thrilled to read your comment, thank you! And happy that it has inspired your creativity (and continued your involvement with HT). Please share your results when you’re done, I’d love to see it!

  22. i really love it wow is all i can said

  23. Oh my gosh you are SO creative!! This is gorgeous! 🙂

  24. Jennifer says:

    I’m not super crafty so I don’t understand how the Orange slices don’t rott and draw bugs.

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