As a homeowner operating on a budget, it is always important to try save money when you can. If you are an art lover, you can make your own wall art using ordinary materials. For instance, you can create your own mirror mosaic wall art for only a few dollars. Below, we show you how you can do this in a few simple steps.

Mirror mosaic wall art

White wall

For the materials and equipment, you will need an old mirror (broken or unbroken), whiteboard, frame, hammer, granite and mastic.

Old mirror

Hammer with wooden handle

Since this project involves broken glass, make sure you wear safety gloves first.Using a hammer or any other strong object, break a wall mirror. If you are uncomfortable breaking a mirror, you can always visit a glass shop and ask them for a broken chip mirror that is already broken. This can be obtained for less than 10 dollars.

Work surface

Safety gloves

Process of breaking the mirror

Backyard of home

Smash into the mirror with a lot of energy so that it can break into many pieces.

Wooden support

Frame

For under $5, you can purchase a frame on which you will attach the mirror mosaic. This frame has pieces of wood attached at the end for extra support.

Whiteboard

Concrete floor

On the front of the frame, attach a whiteboard to which the mirror pieces will be attached to.

Arranging the mirror pieces

Broken mirror pieces

Mirror mastic

Top surface

When gluing the broken mirror pieces to the whiteboard, use mirror mastic instead of ordinary glue or superglue. This special mastic will save you time and result in an elegant presentation of your mosaic because it does not break or blacken the back of the mirror. Apply the mastic carefully to the back of the mirror then attach it to the whiteboard.

Attaching mirror pieces to whiteboard

Glue

When attaching the pieces of the mirror to the whiteboard, you can arrange them in the design that you wish.

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Paper bag

Sanded grout

Next, pour water into a large bucket. Then, pour grout into the bucket and mix. For half a bag of grout, add about half an ounce of water. Then use a mixer to mix the grout and water. White sanded grout is perfect for this project because of its color shade and texture. Grout is also desirable as it is easy to mix and use.

Bucket

Water

Desired thickness

White grout

The resulting thickness should be similar to that of cake batter.

Mosaic after all mirror pieces have been attached

Red cabinet

Kitchen sponges

Handful of grout

Spreading the grout

Sponge

Next, grab the grout mixture in handfuls and spread it on the mirror using a grouting sponge. Make sure that you spread it carefully and evenly. If you don’t have a grouting sponge, you can still improvise using a regular kitchen sponge. Wait for the grout to dry then carefully wipe it from the mirror pieces until they are clean.

Brush with red handle

Paint

Next, paint the frame with white paint of a matching shade for a neat appearance.

Back of frame

Support

Add a support structure at the back of the frame for hanging the mirror mosaic wall art to the wall.

After you are done with your piece, you can now hang it.

Elegant design

Wall art hanging