DIY Stick Twig Mirror – Tutorial
- I removed the bathroom mirror carefully and laid it on a flat surface.
- If you are using a mirror that has been taken down from the wall that was hung up by epoxy then you will have to remove the hard epoxy from the back of the mirror as well as the wall it came from.
- When removing the epoxy glue from the back of the mirror do not use a razor blade as this will scratch and ruin the mirror. I used a plastic scraper and carefully but with a little force and some goo gone removed the epoxy.
- You may need to use something like goo gone and let it sit on the epoxy glue to soak in and soften that hard epoxy. After it has soaked in a bit I was able to easily wipe a lot of it away with a paper towel.
- I had my kids gather a bunch of twigs, branches and sticks that were outside on the ground all around our property! Talk about taking advantage of your homestead for home decor huh?
- They kids loved helping their mama out and I was pleased with the big pile they brought me!
- I weeded through them and picked out the best ones. I got out my handy dandy little glue gun. Make sure you don’t use regular glue sticks you will need the kind that wood workers use. Regular craft glue sticks will only hold for about a month and it will all start falling down. (trust me on this one! haha, it happened to me and I had to redo it!)
- Once that is finished you can turn the mirror onto the front side to clean the mirror side. If the mirror is large please make sure to have someone to help you lift the mirror to turn it over. When dealing with such a project it’s always a good idea to have some extra hands near by.
- Once the front mirror surface has been cleaned you are ready to get to work!
- I picked out the best branches and kind of placed them first where I wanted them. I overlapped and glued and kept doing that process until the whole mirror had a twig frame around it.
I love how it came out!