DIY Latched Porthole Mirror

springform pan*
round craft mirror
mounting putty
tools and hardware for hanging mirror on wall

Don't you love the industrial feel of a springform baking pan?
When placed on the wall, it magically transforms into
a stylish latched cubby, perfect for holding a small mirror,
or to be be used as storage for lightweight objects such as
rolled hand towels, napkins, face cloths, artwork, toys, etc.

Step 1: To make the latched porthole mirror, simply hang springform
pan on wall. (Our springform pan had an interior groove perfect for
propping our craft mirror inside.) Step 2: Place the bottom edge of
the mirror inside the lower rim and prop the top edge of the
mirror against the back. (For more stability, you may want to
add a bit of mounting putty to the back of the top and
the bottom edge of the mirror before putting it in place.)

We love the artful look of the angled mirror inside,
not to mention the cool reflection it provides.
Easy as cake.

*We bought a new springform pan for this project and recommend you do the same.
Do not reuse for food purposes after completion of this project.

For more fun DIY projects, check out the Winter 2017/18 issue of MeetMinnie!