DIY Nautical Rope Wall Mirror

Friday, March 23, 2012

We love this do-it-yourself project for a Rope Wall Mirror, created by Martha Stewart.

Finished Rope Wall Mirror

Tools and Materials

  • 1/2-inch-thick natural-fiber rope (from home-supply stores)
  • Unframed 10-inch round mirror
  • Cement glue
  • Painters' tape
  • Tape measure (to measure your rope length)

Measure and cut 2 segments of rope, one to fit around the mirror’s outer edge, the other to fit just inside the first.

Glue rope to mirror, lining up the ends for a neat seam

Rope Seams and Knot End

Secure with painters' tape until dry.

Once dry, make a knotted hanger: Cut a 45-inch length of rope, and tie a knot on both ends (we used a variation on the figure-eight knot; see diagram).

Figure 8 Knot

Glue knotted ends of rope to sides of mirror; one knot should cover the seams.

Secure with painters' tape until dry.

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