Foam Mirror Frame

This simple to make foam mirror frame is ideal as a room accessory. 

foam mirror frame

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!

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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) 

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Here's how to make your Mirror Frame:

  1. Ask an adult to help cut the backing board and frames.

  2. Cut the stiff cardboard to the size required for the backing board of your mirror frame. See suggested sizes below.

  3. Glue the mirror securely to the centre of the backing board.

Foam Mirror Frame

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  1. Cut a frame from the foam sheet with an aperture which fits snugly around the mirror and glue in place.

  2. 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.

  3. Stick foam shapes or other embellishments around the frame to decorate as required.

  4. If you wish to hang the mirror, attach a piece of ribbon securely to the backing board or use a self-adhesive acetate hanger.

Foam Mirror Frame

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.

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