How to make a DIY papercraft mirror frame for your home

Give your home an instant spring update with Zoë Patching’s beautiful flower mirror

Papercraft mirror frame from Papercraft Inspirations magazine

Bring the outside inside with this gorgeous floral mirror. Forget about having a spring clean – this mirror can easily transform a room and looks great either hung up or leant against a wall.

It’s a quick and easy way to give a tired-looking mirror a new lease of life! Plus, unlike the real thing, paper flowers will last through spring and beyond.

Zoe has used pretty colours of non-patterned papers to die-cut and roll two different styles of quilled flower, using dies from the Sara Signature Sew Lovely collection. These have been arranged onto a background frame, hand-cut to fit the mirror in white mount card.

The floral frame is finished by adding smaller pre-made paper flowers between the larger quilled booms.

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You Will Need

  • Sara Signature Sew Lovely multimedia die – Pretty Petals, from Crafter's Companion
  • Sara Signature Sew Lovely multimedia die – Classic Rose, from Crafter's Companion
  • Dovecraft paper flowers – Make a Wish, from Trimcraft
  • Dovecraft 6x6in paper pack – Hearts and Crosses, from Trimcraft
  • Mirror
  • Hot glue gun
  • Bone folder
  • Sticky foam tape
  • Mount card
  • Die-cutting machine

Step 1

Papercraft mirror step 1
Papercraft Inspirations Magazine
Cut a card mount 2.5cm deep and 2cm larger in diameter or 1cm larger if using a square mirror. Stick to the mirror front. Die cut a flower spiral. Curl paper from the reverse with a bone folder.

Step 2

Papercraft mirror step 2
Papercraft Inspirations Magazine
Starting from the outer end, coil the paper by rolling it between your fingers. Keep the coil tight and gradually work your way along the spiral until you reach the end and then release.

Step 3

Papercraft mirror step 1
Papercraft Inspirations Magazine

Add glue at the end of the reverse side of the paper spiral. Stick to the base of the paper flower and secure. Position flowers around the mirror frame. Stick in place with a hot glue gun.

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Papercraft Inspirations issue 188 cover
This project created by Zoe Patching was first published in Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 188. Find their latest subscription offers here.