How to Install Mirror Clips

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How to Install Mirror Clips
Add a small mirror using mirror clips. (Candles image by MAXFX from

Add a mirror to a room to bounce light into dark corners and give depth to your room. Since the last thing you want is a mirror shattering into tiny pieces, choose the correct installation technique. Support the weight of the mirror by using the right hardware for the mirror. You can use mirror clips for the installation of lightweight and small mirrors that require support. Choose the ones with the adhesive backs for quicker installation.

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Things you need

  • Stud finder
  • Chalk line

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  1. 1

    Place the mirror on the wall and identify the location for the mirror. Use your pencil and mark a light line halfway down the sides of the mirror. Divide the bottom of the mirror into thirds and mark a line at the one-third and the two-third measures across the bottom of the mirror.

  2. 2

    Run the stud finder along the wall until it beeps. Mark the spot with a pencil as this is the stud. Find the stud for the other three clips using the same process.

  3. 3

    Pull the string out of the chalk line tool while holding the other end at the first stud mark. Snap the line at the second stud line. Ensure both the bottom stud marks and middle stud marks are level to each other.

  4. 4

    Remove the adhesive back on one of the mirror clips. Place it on the bottom stud mark. Repeat the process with the second bottom stud mark.

  5. 5

    Pick up the next mirror clip. Remove the adhesive on the back and press on one side mark. Repeat the process for the other side.

  6. 6

    Slide mirror from the top into place. Adjust as necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Other installation methods include drilling hardware or applying adhesive glue to the back of the mirror.
  • Make sure you insert enough clips or brackets to support the weight of a mirror to prevent it from falling.

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