Roeshel’s Styrofoam Convex Mirror Tutorial

by Roeshel on April 25, 2012

Loving most things Pottery Barn, I was inspired by the PB Found Parat Mirrors

parat mirrors

but the price tag of $79/each isn’t in my budget. I’ve always wanted to do something with convex mirrors so I decided to create a DIY version.



1. Using a foam brush, coat the top and sides of Styrofoam wreath form and let dry.

The DecoArt MagiKote seals the Styrofoam, creating a paintable surface.

Without on the left, MagiKote on the right…

2. Give each Styrofoam wreath form 2 coats of spray paint (dry between coats).

3. Remove brackets from back of convex mirrors.

4. Attach convex mirrors to center of wreath with hot glue. I used hot glue on the back of each mirror. Once in applied to the Styrofoam in the center, I used hot glue around the perimeter of each mirror too.

5. Touch up with Americana paints.

6. Let dry and hang using Command velcro strips.

What do you think? See where these mirrors are going and more DIY at

DIY Show Off blog

You can visit the Styrofoam Blog HERE and their facebook page HERE.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheri April 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Awersome project Roeshel. I have had a convex mirror on my to do list for a long time to.


Lynn April 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

LOVE THESE! And they are PERFECT for a little area in my living room that’s *lonely*. Are the mirrors heavy? Will the hot glue hold? {Guess I’ll find out!} I’ll be heading to Amazon shortly to scope out mirrors. T H A N K Y O U!

Roeshel April 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks, Lynn. Here’s the link to the mirrors that I ordered with the best price:“>PARTSMART SMR729193 8-1/2

They aren’t too heavy. I just made sure to secure the front around the circumference and the back using hot glue. I’d love to see your finished result!

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