Foam Mirror Frame
This simple to make foam mirror frame is ideal as a room accessory.
The foam mirror frame is ideal as a room accessory - just choose suitable colours to co-ordinate with your decor and decorate it with motifs of your favourite things.
Make it any size you want. I have kept this example really simple but you can make it as elaborate as you like!
You will need:
- Stiff cardboard (eg greyboard)
- Foam sheets and assorted foam shapes
- Small mirror
- Ribbon or self-adhesive acetate hanger
- PVA glue
- Pencil, scissors or craft knife (adult assistance will be required with cutting the backing board and frame apertures, particularly if a craft knife is used)
Here's how to make your Mirror Frame:
- Ask an adult to help cut the backing board and frames.
- Cut the stiff cardboard to the size required for the backing board of your mirror frame. See suggested sizes below.
- Glue the mirror securely to the centre of the backing board.
- Cut a frame from the foam sheet with an aperture which fits snugly around the mirror and glue in place.
- Cut a second foam frame with a slightly smaller aperture and glue on top of the first foam frame to add extra depth and to just cover the edge of the mirror for a neat finish.
- Stick foam shapes or other embellishments around the frame to decorate as required.
- If you wish to hang the mirror, attach a piece of ribbon securely to the backing board or use a self-adhesive acetate hanger.
Suggested cutting sizes for a small 3.75cm x 5.5cm mirror:
- Backing board - 9cm x 11cm
- Foam frames - 9cm x 11cm, one with an aperture of 3.75cm x 5.5cm and the second with an aperture of 3.5cm x 5cm.