Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Mirrors (Tutorial and SVG file)

mid-century miniature mirrors with wallpaper

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If you love mid-century, you’ll love this project: a set of mid-century modern dollhouse mirrors. It’s an easy one, too! The hardest part is probably cutting the mirror, which has to be done manually ๐Ÿ˜ฑ with scissors.

These miniature mirrors can also be enlarged or made smaller to suit your preferred sizes!

I’d say the best material to make these mirrors is stained basswood to achieve the most realistic effect. I tried all of my gel stains (maple, oak, and walnut), just because! Here’s a comparison picture of the 3 different stains, if you can get past the blurriness ๐Ÿ˜œ. Which one do you like best?

mid century modern miniature mirrors with different stains

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Materials for Mid-Century Mirrors


MCM Mirror Templates/SVG file

You can download the PDF printable here to trace it on the wood and mirror sheet. The measurements shown here is a start. From there, you can adjust to enlarge or make smaller as you wish. I recommend resizing them as a group to maintain the proportion.

To get the SVG file, head on to the resource library (you will need a password).

Love free stuff? The Resource Library is where I keep my digital freebies… such as SVG cut files, dollhouse printables, and other miniature templates. It’s my thank you gift to my email subscribers! If you’re already a subscriber, you can refer to my latest email for the library password. Not a subcriber yet? You can sign up for free here!


Cricut/Cutting notes

This post includes a video tutorial on importing and resizing the SVG file in Design Space.

You will want to cut one material at a time. To do so, hide the other material by clicking the “eye” icon on the right hand side in Design Space.

That was my first GIF ever — hahaha!

For the basswood base, cut 2 pieces of each shape, one at perpendicular direction to the other.

I tried cutting the mirror sheet using 1/16″ basswood setting and wasn’t successful. What I ended up doing is run a couple of passes of the mirror shapes on the mirror sheet to generate tracing lines. Then, I simply cut them out using scissors following the tracing lines.

pieces to make mid-century dollhouse mirrors

Assembly (it’s very straightforward!)

  1. Stain the wood pieces
  2. Glue them together
  3. Sand the edges to smooth out
  4. Seal the wood with a satin-finish sealant
  5. Attach the mirror sheet on

Complete!

Easy peasy!

mid-century modern dollhouse mirror in living room scene

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2 thoughts on “Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse Mirrors (Tutorial and SVG file)”

    1. I will, in a few months ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s currently published in the American Miniaturist magazine issue no. 207/208 (the one with the two horses on the cover).

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