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Velvet Ribbon Mirror Frame

The frames of these rectangular mirrors are smartly outfitted in midnight-blue velvet ribbon. Lined up next to one another and hung above a buffet, they add sophistication and catch the light in the room.




  • A wooden frame
  • Velvet ribbon a bit wider than the frame's width


  1. Step 1

    Make a paper template of one of the frame's sides, mimicking the mitered corners.

  2. Step 2

    Paint frame's inner and outer edges in a color similar to that of the ribbon. Cut ribbon slightly longer than the template, and then iron on strips of fusing to the back of the ribbon.

  3. Step 3

    With a pencil, trace template onto fusing. Cut out. Repeat for other three sides. Place each ribbon, fusing side down, on frame; with a towel on top, iron on a low setting to adhere.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2005



Reviews (4)

  • KyBlue 25 Feb, 2011

    thank you so much Danou for the tip about zooming in and out. Like that a lot.

  • Danou 8 Sep, 2009

    ravenavery, hold down the crtl button on your keyboard and use the scroll button on your mouse to zoom in to anyhting on the web

  • ravenavery 7 Sep, 2009

    Fabulous idea, and yet another time I've wished the site provided much larger photos -- I have to imagine it looks lovely, because the pics provide no detail!

  • jackie_d302 7 Sep, 2009

    very pretty! great way to vamp up old frames or mirrors too.