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You know you love sailor's mirrors, and this one took 15 minutes to create with things around the house. This DIY Sailor's Mirror is an upcycle so it was inexpensive and quick.
A little while ago I was cleaning out my kitchen and I came upon a set of springform pans. I remember thinking I “needed” them when I bought them, but I rarely use them and the set included three pans. I don’t even really like cheesecake anymore.
I clearly don’t need 3 springform pans. So I gathered them up and set them in the “donate” pile. But as I was getting ready to take my donations to a thrift store, an idea popped into my mind.
I’ve been really loving the sailor’s mirrors I’ve been seeing around lately. I love the simplicity and elegance of the round mirror and the way it hangs from a knob or peg. I ran across this beautiful example (click to see the source), but they want $468 for it. Right.
Granted this is a bit bigger than the one we’re making today, but I spent $1.50 to make it, so I’m not complaining about the size. Ours is also upcycled, so it’s simple and only takes about 15 minutes to make. 
 You know you love sailor's mirrors, and this one took 15 minutes to create with things around the house.  This DIY Sailor's Mirror is an upcycle so it was inexpensive and quick.

Sailor’s Mirror Supplies

Instructions

  1. Take the bottom out of your springform pan, and set aside.
  2. Drill two holes in either side of the pan.You know you love sailor's mirrors, and this one took 15 minutes to create with things around the house.  This DIY Sailor's Mirror is an upcycle so it was inexpensive and quick.
  3. Insert your mirror into your pan–mine fit right into the groove where the pan bottom goes, but if yours is too small, adhere it to the pan bottom, and insert back into the pan.
  4. Insert the c-hooks into the drilled hole. If you think you need a little more hold, you can put E-6000 on the threads and let it dry.You know you love sailor's mirrors, and this one took 15 minutes to create with things around the house.  This DIY Sailor's Mirror is an upcycle so it was inexpensive and quick.
  5. Cut a length of rope, and thread it through the hooks. Tie the ends, and hang up.You know you love sailor's mirrors, and this one took 15 minutes to create with things around the house.  This DIY Sailor's Mirror is an upcycle so it was inexpensive and quick.

So for $1.50 out of pocket (for the thrifted mirror), I turned an unused and almost donated item into a fun and unique sailor’s mirror that I love. And it only took a few minutes to put together!

 

 What do you think? Would you make a Sailor’s Mirror for your home?
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21 Comments on Sailor’s Mirror Upcycle

  1. Cori George
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:24 AM (3 years ago)

    Brilliant. Just brilliant!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM (3 years ago)

      Aww, hugs! And thank you!

      Reply
  2. Kristie
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:02 AM (3 years ago)

    Way cute and so clever!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Kristie!

      Reply
  3. Rebecca
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:55 AM (3 years ago)

    This is such a genius idea, Lisa! Love it!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks Rebecca! You’re so sweet!

      Reply
  4. Amy
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:09 PM (3 years ago)

    Cute, cute, cute!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Amy!

      Reply
  5. Angie @ CCC
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 1:16 PM (3 years ago)

    This is awesome!!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Angie–I love Craft Lightning!

      Reply
  6. Diana G.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:25 AM (3 years ago)

    I have seen those but weren’t sure what they called them. Now I know and my daughter has been asking for some.. I have springform pans and will set aside 3 of them as that is what she wanted. Off to the hobby store to get some mirrors as I have all the rest. she wants them 3 in a row connected!
    Thanks for the clever idea (and knowledge!).

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    • Lisa
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:23 PM (3 years ago)

      Ooh, three in a row would be awesome. I’d love to see it when you do it!

      Reply
      • Diana G.
        Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:03 PM (3 years ago)

        IF my camera and the computer will stop competing with each other; when we get the craft done I’ll send ya a picture (darned electronics !LOL Supposed to make our lives easier..Pleassssssssssssse !LOL)

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        • Lisa
          Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM (3 years ago)

          Technology…love it and hate it. :)

          Reply
  7. Carolina
    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM (3 years ago)

    This is such a cute idea!

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    • Lisa
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:18 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Carolina. I’m so glad it turned out like I pictured it in my head.

      Reply
  8. Allison
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:53 PM (3 years ago)

    Excited to feature you at A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!

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    • Lisa
      Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM (3 years ago)

      Aww, thank you! What a fun surprise!

      Reply
  9. Jessie Grant
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:40 AM (2 years ago)

    Such a creative idea! Better to create and recycle rather than throw rubbish and useless stuff away! Keep up the good work!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:53 AM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Jessie! That’s my thought too.

      Reply

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