DIY Boho Mirror with Macrame & Raffia

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Looking for an easy DIY boho round mirror idea? Check out this macrame and raffia mirror frame!

I’ve been meaning to make a DIY mirror frame like this for a long time, and I finally sat down to do it. The only macrame knots needed for this project are lark’s head knots.

Besides that you’ll just need some glue gun skills and a little bit of time. You don’t get much easier than that!

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This is a great project to use up some of your scrap macrame cord, and you can find most of these supplies at the Dollar Tree or your local craft store.

I found the round mirror and wooden rings for this project on Amazon, the raffia at my local craft store, and the macrame cord was all from my scrap bin.

You can jazz this project up even more with wooden beads, popsicle sticks or paper sticks, the possibilities are endless!

I hung this beautiful piece of boho decor in our living room, but you could totally hang it in your dining room, entryway, bathroom, or even your craft room.

finished DIY Boho Mirror wall hanging

Keep scrolling to jump right into this easy project.

Supplies You’ll Need to Make a DIY Boho Mirror with Raffia & Macrame

NOTE: The sizes below are what I used. You could use a larger or smaller mirror, you just need one of the wooden rings to be about the same size as the mirror, and one to be slightly smaller. If you use larger rings and a larger mirror, you’ll need more raffia and macrame cord.

How to Make It

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Step 1: Attach the Raffia Pieces to the Smaller Ring

I recommend just grabbing like two or three pieces of raffia at a time for this.

You’re going to fold them in half, and put the loop up under the wooden ring. Then just bring the end through the loop to make a lark’s head knot and pull to tighten.

Repeat that until the whole ring is filled.

raffia ring all filled in

Step 2: Attach the Macrame Cord Pieces to the Larger Ring

Take one piece of macrame cord at a time, fold it in half, put it up under the ring and bring the end through the loop to tighten it up.

Repeat that around until the whole ring is filled.

macrame ring all filled in

It took 51 pieces to fill my ring, but yours might be more or less depending on the width of your macrame cord.

Step 3: Brush Out and Cut the Fringe

Now it’s time to brush the macrame cord out really well. Brush it out on both sides, then spray it liberally with stiffening spray and let it dry.

brushing out the macrame cord fringe

After it dries, brush it out some more.

Now grab something that’s about 12″ in diameter, and lay it on top of the brushed out macrame circle. Center it and use it as a guide to cut the fringe evenly all the way around.

use another ring as a guide to cut the fringe

Step 4: Gluing the Mirror to the Macrame Ring

Now we’re going to glue the mirror to the macrame cord ring.

First, put the mirror down or your work surface and run a bead of hot glue all the way around.

adding hot glue to the back of the mirror

You want to work kind of fast so that your hot glue doesn’t set up before you get a chance to attach your ring to it.

Grab the macrame cord ring and press it down onto the glue, making sure it’s centered. I had the front of the lark’s head knots facing the mirror, but you can use whichever side you prefer.

pressing the macrame ring into the hot glue on the back of the mirror

Step 5: Gluing the Raffia Ring

Take the raffia ring and decide which side you want to be on the front. I went with the back of the lark’s head knots facing the front.

Put a bit of hot glue around the back of the raffia ring and be careful not to get any drips on the front.

adding hot glue to the raffia ring

Line it up and press it down onto the mirror.

pressing the raffia ring onto the front of the mirror

Step 6: Making the Hanger & Adding the Backing

The mirror I used for this project had a little metal hanging loop on the back already. If your mirror doesn’t, you can hot glue your hanger in place (or use E-6000 glue or Gorilla Glue if you’re worried hot glue isn’t strong enough.)

I used about a 12″ or so piece of cord, folded it in half and made a lark’s head knot onto the hanging loop.

Then you’ll want to make an overhand knot in the ends of the hanging cord, making sure it doesn’t stick out where you’ll be able to see it when it’s hung on the wall.

hanging loop attached to the back of the mirror

Cut the excess cord off the ends.

To attach the cardboard backing circle, line it up on the back and find where the hanger will need to come through.

Use a pair of scissors or a craft knife to cut a slit large enough for the hanging cord to slide through. Feed it through, and then hot glue the cardboard down to the back of the macrame ring.

hot gluing the cardboard ring down to the back of the mirror

Step 7: Brush the Fringe Some More!

Now all you have to do is brush the fringe a bit more and possibly add some extra stiffening spray to get it to behave.


finished boho macrame and raffia mirror frame

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Boho Mirror tutorial and you’ll make one of your own!

If you do, please share a picture over on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can take a look. I love seeing all of your awesome creations!

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