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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Cori George
5 years ago

Brilliant. Just brilliant!

Kristie
Kristie
5 years ago

Way cute and so clever!

Rebecca
5 years ago

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

Amy
5 years ago

Cute, cute, cute!

Angie @ CCC
5 years ago

This is awesome!!

Diana G.
Diana G.
5 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!).

Diana G.
Diana G.
5 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

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)

Carolina
5 years ago

This is such a cute idea!

Allison
5 years ago

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

Jessie Grant
5 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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