Anthropologie Inspired DIY Mirror

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 Today marks the last day in the “Knock Out Knock Offs” series. I’ve had a blast getting to know the other ladies in the series and seeing their projects over the last few months! So, if you haven’t had a chance to check out their blogs, definitely do it. =)

Knock Out Knock Offs

Brave New HomeDelineate Your Dwelling Designer Trapped In a Lawyer’s Body

Upcycled TreasuresThe Gathered Home

This month our featured store was Anthropologie. I fell in love with this mirror.

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The wood grain on their mirror is spectacular, but it comes with a $400+ price tag as well. I knew I could DIY one at my price point.

First, I gathered my supplies. I used:

1/8 inch Birch plywood (found at Lowes for $12)

Wood Glue


Round Mirror (found at Joanns for $1.49)

The first step for the mirror was to get the edging that would go directly on the mirror. To do this, we used string and a screw to draw a circle on the birch plywood. We did one slightly smaller than the mirror and then another one about 1.5 inches out slightly larger than the mirror.

Cutting a circle out of plywood for a mirror

Once the circles were cut I used the jigsaw, with the orbital setting off, to cut the inside of the circle out first. I did the inside first, so that you still have plywood supporting the frame of ring. Next, I cut the outer ring out.

Anthropologie Inspired Lotus Mirror DIY

After the “frame” for the mirror was done, we made some paper templates of the petals.

Bigger Than The Three Of Us Mirror DIY

When we got the sizing of the petals finished, we taped the petals together at the points (to make a square) and this gave us the template for the first set.

Templates for lotus mirror DIY

We traced the petals and then used the jigsaw to cut them out. By cutting them out as one piece, we saved ourselves a few cuts as well as made our frame of the mirror more sturdy.

Use a jigsaw to cut the mirror out of plywood

(eeks, ignore the after workout pic)

Next, we made the second round of petals using new flatter paper templates. This time around, we cut the petals individually.

Lotus Mirror DIY inspired by Anthro

We used wood glue and clamps to get the first and second petals together.

Use wood Glue and Clamps to make mirror

We attached a hanger on the back and called it a day. To look more like the Anthro version, we would have needed to stain the wood, but I really adored it natural looking. So, we kept it natural and I just love it.

Hanger for DIY Mirror

Anthropologie Inspired DIY Mirror Anthropologie Inspired DIY Mirror

I really love how it turned out and for just under $15, it was the perfect price and size for us.

Ready to see what the other ladies came up with? I’m inspired just by looking at the collage!


1. Delineate Your Dwelling

2. Upcycled Treasures

3. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

4. Bigger Than The Three Of Us

5. Brave New Home

6. The Gathered Home

Linking up to:

C.R.A.F.T.The Makers, The DIY’ers,  The Winthrop ChroniclesHome Stories A-Z, Hit Me With Your Best ShotWork It Wednesday,  Fry Sauce and GritsLiz Marie BlogThe Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed – The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, The Creative CollectionTatertots and Jello, Link It or Lump It, and Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.


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    • says

      Thanks Amanda! The jigsaw is a pretty inexpensive wood cutting tool and one that is great for beginners. We’ve had it for about a year and have made quite a few things out of it. Thanks for coming over!

  1. says

    In one of your pictures for this post, you have a bench with a woven seat. Did you make it? If so, do you have a post for it and would you post the link? I really like that design. Thanks.

    • says

      Thanks Carmody! Before this project, I didn’t even know that you could buy different types of plywood (birch, white oak, etc.). There are some pretty ones out there!

  2. says

    Ashley, this is awesome! Can you tell me how big the mirror is (how big it was before you added the wood to it?) Also, if I wanted to try this, how would I make a template for the design?

    • says

      Thanks Stephanie. The mirror itself is a 9 inch diameter. The wood pieces are: inner (about 7.5 inches on the widest part) and outer (about 9.5 on the widest part). You can see from the tutorial, that we just made paper templates. You can get an even paper template by folding a piece of paper in half and draw on one side (like you would do to make a perfect heart) and then cutting it out. Hope that helps! Just have fun with it!

  3. says

    This is absolutely incredible! I can’t believe that you built it yourself- I am seriously impressed and NEED one of those saws!! I love it so much that I chose you as my Hostess Pick of the Week for Work it Wednesday this week:) Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. says

    The mirror looks awesome! And just out of curiosity what is the paint color on your walls? From what I can tell it looks like a really pretty blue gray.


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