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DIY Hexagon Wall Mirror from Paper

Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive, make beautiful hexagon wall mirrors out of paper.

When you think of making things out of paper, do you ever think about making home decor? I know, it sounds crazy but you can make some amazing things out of paper!

I love using paper because it is cheap. And can be made into lots of different 3D shapes like this awesome hexagon wall mirror frames!

White rustic hexagon wall mirror and navy geometric mirror on a wall behind a computer.

Yep, totally made out of paper.

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When you are decorating your home, don’t let it get expensive. These easy hexagon wall mirrors made out of paper will help you save money but add lots of style. 

Close up of the small decorative mirrors on a blue and navy stenciled wall.

This cheap wall mirrors cost less than $2 to make. It’s made out of 2 pieces of cardstock, a little hot glue, acrylic paints and a dollar store mirror. How’s that for budget friendly decor!

The tutorial today is for the chippy white hexagon mirror you see in these pictures. But you are probably also noticing the navy blue geometric mirror too. No worries… I you can get all the details for the Anthropologie knock-off mirror here, and bonus, its made out of paper too!

Two decorative wall mirrors in the office in a closet.

How to Resize 3D Paper Designs

One of the things I love about paper decor is how easy it is to make it fit exactly what you need. For my hexagon wall mirror, I wanted to make it fit a dollar store mirror. Which was the perfect size for adding a little style to my office in a closet

But if you want to make the DIY mirror frame larger to fit your decor, you can easily resize your 3D paper design. Just make sure to follow these steps.

  1. Open all the files for your 3D object.
  2. Copy and paste them all into one file (or board). 
  3. Make sure to resize all the pieces together so they are all resized to the exact same percent. 
  4. When resizing, make sure the height & width are resized the same percent. The easiest way to do this is to lock the aspect ratio.
  5. Use your new files to cut out your 3D designs from paper. You can move them to their own file (or board) if there are a lot.  

Once you get the hang of resizing 3D designs, you are going to realize how many different ways you can use them. I love being able to make my favorite designs bigger or smaller as needed.

View of the entire desk area with the DIY wall mirrors hanging on the feature wall.

How to Make a Hexagon Mirror Frame out of Paper

Supplies:

  • Hexagon mirror frame cut file
    • I am sharing the cut files & PDF for this paper mirror frame in my subscriber library until 2/10/2019, then they will move to the shop. Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and gain access to all the freebies. If you already have your password, click here to download them.
  • Cardstock
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Craft paint
  • Mirror
    • You need a 5″ round mirror for the files as sized, but will need to adjust if you resize them.
  • Optional: Silhouette Cameo

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Assembling the DIY Wall Mirror Frame

Cut 6 of the mirror frame pieces out of cardstock. I like to use a heavier cardstock, but regular cardstock works well too if that is all you have.

To make cutting 3D paper home decor easy and precise, I love using my Silhouette Cameo

All 6 of the hexagon wall mirror frame pieces cut out of paper.

Fold along all he dotted lines. Fold them all towards the center.

Because I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out, all the dotted lines are cut to make folding easy and precise. I you are cutting these out by hand, I recommend a scoring board to get clean fold lines. 

The hexagon wall mirror frame folded along the dotted lines.

Now start glueing the wall mirror frame pieces together in the following order:

  1. Glue the tabs on the center back to the front sides.
  2. Glue the tabs on the back to the front sides (underneath).
  3. Fold all the tabs on the front inside and pull the flap up.
  4. Add glue to the tabs and then pinch the flap down to secure.
Steps for glueing together the small decorative mirror frame pieces.

Repeat for all 6 hexagon wall mirror pieces.

All 6 pieces of the hexagon wall mirror glued together.

To make your hexagon shaped mirror, add a generous amount of glue to the side of one of the pieces and secure it to the side of another.

Make sure the glue is close to the edge to give you a cleaner look instead of just in the middle of the piece. Continue until you have a hexagon frame!

Securing all the wall mirror frame pieces together.

If the slight gaps in between the frame pieces bug you, fill them in with hot glue before painting.

To do this just run a small bead of hot glue along the seam and then run your finger over it to smooth it out (like you would caulk).

Filling the seams of the hexagon wall mirror with hot glue.

Painting the DIY Wall Mirror Frame

Now you can paint your frame however you want. For the geometric wall mirror frame, I painted the one in my office with navy spray paint and the one in my living room with Champagne Mist metallic spray paint.

To paint your hexagon wall mirror frame to look like aged white chippy paint (like I did), you will do a base layer and then a top layer. The colors you use in the base layer will give the appearance of wood under the white. I used a warm brown, dark gray and beige for my underlay. 

Using a dry brush technique, brush the paint on the frame. Make sure to mimic the grain of wood by going from seam to seam parallel with the back of the frame piece.

I started with brown, then gray, and finished with beige on top. No need to let these dry between coats, it’s such a little bit of paint and if they get mixed a little it doesn’t really matter.

Adding the under coat of paint to the hexagon wall mirror to give it an aged white chippy paint look.

Let the bottom layer dry completely before painting the white. Use a little more paint you brush than the bottom layers, but still use. dry brush technique. 

Cover the bottom layer with the white paint, but let bits peak through in areas. Some areas just let there be a light coating of white so it barely peaks through, other places let no paint cover it so more peaks through. And make some places more white.

Painting the top white coat on the hexagon wall mirror.

Let the paint dry, then to attach your mirror to the frame, just secure it with some hot glue. Super easy!

Glue the mirror into the back of your hexagon wall mirror frame.

One of my favorite things about paper mirror frames is that they are very lightweight. These DIY wall mirrors can be hung with just a simple Command Strip. Perfect for a dorm room or rental!

Closet desk area decorated with small wall mirrors made out of paper.

And even though everyone knows I make decor out of paper, they still have to touch the frame to know that it is not really wood!

Close up of the small decorative mirrors on a blue and navy stenciled wall.

DIY Hexagon Wall Mirror from Paper

Yield: 1 Mirror
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1-$5

Make this awesome hexagon wall mirror frame out of paper. It's a unique addition to your home decor and so inexpensive to make!

Materials

  • Hexagon mirror frame cut file
  • Cardstock
  • Craft paint
  • Mirror

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Optional: Silhouette Cameo

Instructions

  1. Cut 6 of the mirror frame pieces out of cardstock.
  2. Fold along all he dotted lines. If cutting by hand, use a scoring board
  3. Glue the tabs on the center back to the front sides.
  4. Glue the tabs on the back to the front sides.
  5. Fold all the tabs on the front inside and pull the flap up.
  6. Add glue to the tabs and then pinch the flap down to secure.
  7. Glue to the side of one of the pieces and secure it to the side of another.
  8. Continue until you have a hexagon frame.
  9. Paint your frame in the color of your choice.
  10. Let the paint dry.
  11. Attach your mirror to the frame with hot glue.

Did you make this project?

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These frames looks so great in my office and craft room. Now where else can I add more…

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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