This has been one of my most popular photos on Facebook, and now I have finally decided to get around to posting the tutorial for this pretty plastic spoon mirror. This is so inexpensive to make, and the color combinations are virtually endless.
For the sake of this tutorial, the spoons will be left their original color.
SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST TO SEE THE PHOTO I USED FOR INSPIRATION.
What you need:
2 or 3 boxes of plastic spoons
a large piece of cardboard
a small mirror (I got mine in the candle section of the Dollar Tree)
hot glue & hot glue gun
heavy duty scissors or tin snips
Optional: spray paint. For the mirror in the photo, I used Krylon spray paint and a metallic silver paint pen.
How to make it:
1. Cut a large piece of cardboard into a circle. The spoons will extend about an inch past the edge of the cardboard, so keep this in mind when deciding how big you want your mirror.
2. If you are going to paint your spoons, do it NOW, before you glue them down. Leave the handles on them while you paint them. Lay all of your spoons down onto a large sheet of newspaper, and spray paint them. Once they are dry, hold them by the handle and paint around the edges with a metallic paint pen.
3. Once all of the spoons are dry, use the scissors or tin snips to cut the handles off.
4. Heat up your glue gun, and start gluing the spoon heads around the edge.
5. Keep gluing the spoon heads down until your cardboard is almost filled in. Keep placing your mirror down to see how many spoons you need to use. You don't want the entire cardboard covered, or your mirror won't sit correctly.
6. Glue your mirror down in the center. Make sure you have enough glue around the edges to securely hold it in place.
To hang it, glue a loop of rope or yarn to the back.
There you go! An expensive-looking new piece of home decor for just a few dollars!
The photo below was my inspiration. Sorry, but this girl isn't going to pay that much for a mirror when I can make one in the exact colors I want.
Thank y'all so much for visiting my site and taking the time to read my tutorial. If you make one of these, I would love to see photos of your creations. See y'all later!
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