How To Make A Cork Mirror

I loved the cork wreath I made and it is on my “to-do” list to make myself one, but as of yet that item has not been crossed off.  I did find the time to make a cork mirror – was able to use corks and I love the way it looks.  Taking away the time for the first layer to dry the total craft time is less than an hour and then you have a new mirror that is unique and handmade!

Cork Mirror

Items Needed

Corks (I used 71 )
Round mirror (I used a 12″ round)
Glass glue
Glue gun & glue sticks
Scrap piece of cardboard


1. Using glass glue attach the corks for the first layer.  You want the corks ends to touch on the inside and outer edge to align with mirror’s edge.  Allow to completely dry.  I did the first layer in the evening and allowed to dry overnight.

2. If the mirror you purchased does not have a way to hang it on the wall – follow this step, if not go on to step 3. Turning the mirror over, carefully (I did knock a cork loose and had to re-glue) – glue (with glue gun) the twine ends onto the back of the mirror.  I glued my ends on about 1/3 of the way from the top of the mirror in the center.  Taking a scrap piece of cardboard, glue over the twine ends.

3. Using the glue gun, glue the second row of corks on the mirror.  The second row of corks will align about 1/2″ farther from the center.  You will be able to see the tips of the first row of corks.  Really watch the 1/2″, there were a couple of times that I had to take corks off and re-situate.

Find some wall space and hang your new mirror!

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3 Responses to How To Make A Cork Mirror

  1. Candace Coffin says:

    : ) Very cool!! Where did you get all those corks? : )

  2. Jo says:

    Looks very cool

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