How to Make a Spoon Mirror

Jazz up your pocket mirror by created a spoon “flower around the edges. You’ll need quite a few plastic spoons for this craft but when you are finished, you’ll have a delightful piece of art.

Steps

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    Get a round mirror with a diameter of 3 inches (7.6 cm) or above
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    Trace the circumference of the mirror on the piece of cardboard. Center the mirror, as you will be creating an even larger circle on the template.
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    Trace a larger circle, using your mirror circle as a guide. The mirror circle should be perfectly centered. Make your larger circle as big as you desire--you will be covering it with spoon pieces so consider how many you will need when creating the large circle.
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    Cut out large circle and set aside. Leave the mirror circle in tact (don’t cut that one out).
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    Break/cut spoon handles. You will be making the flower using the scoop part of the spoon and discarding the handles.
    • Take care when cutting handles so that you don’t break the scoop part.
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    Encircle the mirror tracing on your cardboard with spoon scoops. Place a dab of hot glue on the back of each scoop and press firmly so the glue adheres to the cardboard.
    • Allow the glue to dry before moving onto the next circle.
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    Create a circle of spoon scoops around the first scoop circle. Add glue as you work, allowing circle to dry before moving onto the next circle.
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    Continue working your way outward until the entire cardboard is covered with spoons.
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    Spray paint entire board, covering spoons and any cardboard that may be showing. Allow paint to dry completely.
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    Cut away the cardboard around the edges so the only edges that show are the spoon scoops.
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    Hot glue the mirror in the middle of the spoon art. Lay flat as the mirror adheres to the spoons/cardboard.
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    Hang the mirror on your wall.

Things You’ll Need

  • Small round mirror
  • Plastic spoons
  • Spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil

Tips

  • Attach a small ribbon to the back of the cardboard. Make a small loop and either hot glue and/or staple the ribbon in place.

Sources and Citations

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Categories: Personal Accessories and Jewelry