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One of the best ways to get the look for less from the dollar store is to combine small components into a larger piece that makes a single statement. You usually can’t find large pieces at the dollar store, but you can find small things and put them together! This designer-inspired mirror is a prime example of taking a few small items and making them look much more expensive once they are put together.

Mia at Cottage Love‘s PB-Inspired Tiled Mirror was one of my top 10 picks for awesome dollar store crafting at the recent CSI Project dollar store challenge. I know I keep talking about my top 10 list, but there are some really great ideas there!

Like the tile-surrounded mirror I featured earlier this week, this piece took small dollar store components and combined them to make a larger piece that can actually make a design statement. Kids, this is one of the best ways to get a designer look out of *ahem* cheap ingredients. This project looks so much more expensive than it was! [how to make a pottery barn inspired mirror from dollar store stuff] <–this tutorial has been removed. See below for the new instructions.

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Tiled Mirror Tutorial:

pb inspired mirror tutorial

The old link doesn’t work any more, but since this project has gotten so popular, I figured out a way to make this project with pre-framed dollar store mirrors and duct tape! No tools needed. Check out that tutorial here: [how to make a PB-Inspired Tile Mirror for $10]

Original Project Estimate:

  • 9 mirror tiles, $1 each
  • Bamboo skewers, $1 and up
  • An old frame, on hand or $5 and up (look at IKEA or thrift shops if you don’t have one)
  • Foam core board, $1
  • Paint, $1 or on hand
  • Glue (I would use e6000), on hand

Total: $11 and up

To Make: The original project (that isn’t online anymore) used a poster frame that the crafter had on hand. She then used nine mirrored tiles she got at the dollar store, and glued them onto the backing of the frame. She filled in the areas between the mirror tiles with bamboo skewers and then painted them black.

I have figured out an even easier way to make this, that anyone can do!

Go see my super easy tutorial:

pb inspired mirror tutorial

I also found another tutorial for a framed tile mirror by The Lettered Cottage: [how to make a PB-inspired Tiled Mirror]