Last weekend, I got a hankerin' to build a frame for the mirror in our master bathroom. (Greg is embarrassed now because I said "hankerin.") I love framed mirrors, and I have always wanted to have one. Since we are living in a rent house though, Greg would not let me drill holes into the wall to put up a pretty frame. (I find we have this same conversation a lot.) So I gave up on the idea and accepted that I was stuck with this...
Then Monday night I was perusing through Hobby Lobby, and I found some ribbon that I could not live without. And it hit me. Frame the mirror with ribbon. It's way cheaper and way less permanent.
So I heated up my hot glue gun and tested a spot. (I had to throw that in for the Landlord. No worries, Mr. G.) It pealed off like a charm, so I went to town.
Again here is what I started with.
Here was the worst part. What makes a mirror do this?
Two glue sticks and twenty minutes later... Ta Da!
I debated over whether or not to use wired ribbon, and I finally decided to go with it. I am glad I did because the wire really gives it a finished, more polished look.
To make the corners, fold the edges in like this and secure with a dab of glue.
Then fold the triangle part straight down and glue again. Now, you cannot see any ugly edges showing underneath.
Before a ribbon frame...
After a ribbon frame...