How to Make a Mosaic Tile Mirror

2-4 hours

Build your own unique hanging mirror using mosaic tile

How to Make a Mosaic Tile Mirror

If you’re looking for an unconventional piece to beautify for your home, consider a custom-made mosaic tile mirror. This is an easy DIY project that will add interest and charm to any space.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

MATERIALS

1
CUT BOARDS TO SIZE
CUT BOARDS SIZE - Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Cut plywood into a 2’ x 2’ square.
• Cut both the 1 ½” x 1 ½” poplar and ½” x 5 ½” poplar into 16” lengths.
• Use one board of the ¾” x 1 ½” poplar to cut two ¼” pieces.
• Use the second board of ¾” x 1 ½” poplar to cut two 23 ¾” pieces.
• Paint all the boards to your desired color once all pieces are cut.

2
GLUE MIRROR
GLUE MIRROR - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Measure and mark the center of the plywood square.
• Glue mirror tile in place and gently press to secure.
• Allow to dry.

3
BUILD SHELF
BUILD SHELF - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

Attach the two pieces of poplar together to form a shelf.

4
ATTACH SHELF
ATTACH SHELF  - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Position the shelf on the plywood just under the mirror.
• Secure with nails.

5
APPLY SIMPLEMAT
APPLY SIMPLEMAT - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Cut SimpleMat sheets to the exact size of the plywood area to be tiled.
• Remove SimpleMat backing and apply to plywood per the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Apply tiles in whatever pattern you desire.

6
FILL EMPTY SPACES
FILL EMPTY SPACES - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• To fill in around the edges, pull pebble tiles from mesh backing.
• Fill in until the entire surface is covered intiles.

7
ADD FRAME
ADD FRAME - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Frame the outside of the mosaic mirror with the two ¾” x 1 ½” x 23 ¾” boards and the two ¾” x 1 ½” x 25 ¼” boards.
• Secure boards with nails.

8
APPLY GROUT
APPLY GROUT  - Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Use painter’s tape to tape off the mirror and the shelf.
• Apply grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Tip: Always wear gloves while applying grout.

9
SMOOTH EDGES
SMOOTH EDGES - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

• Smooth the edges of the project by lightly dragging a damp sponge along the grout on the edges of the project and inside the edge along the mirror.
• Remove the tape while the grout is still wet.
• Allow to completely dry.
• Fix French cleats to hang.
• Add candles to finish.