So the studio is starting to feel more and more like a tiki bar, think palm trees, woven straw baskets and a cool afternoon breeze (from the overworked air conditioner), and I couldn’t be happier. I was recently pondering something fun I could do with a mirror in the workshop space for makeup touch ups and selfies (but not really) and decided to try my hand at a little amateur basketry. Well kinda sorta not quite. Read not to see how to make your own hanging mirror.
- A flat drying basket
- some rope
- A mirror (this is one from IKEA which you will see I removed from its frame)
- Liquid nails
- a stanley knife
1. Because the IKEA mirror came in a pretty nasty looking frame, I first set about taking it out using the stanley knife to remove the glue from the frame. If you have a simple round mirror you can obviously skip this step.
(the leftover frame)
2. Following the instructions on the liquid nails, I carefully spread it onto the basket – I had to be careful about where it sat because my basket had a criss cross pattern – this is where a more closely woven basket would work well.
3. I let it dry for 3 days (which is agess!) because that’s what the tube said to do.
4. I then attached the rope by looping it through the basket at the top – if your basket has a closer weave I would make holes in it to do this.