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DIY Wall Mirror (made From Dollar Store Compacts)

posted in Home & Garden > Decor
02/21/2015
  • Compacts.

From Dollar Tree.
    Compacts.

    From Dollar Tree.
  • Step 1:  Open the compact

Put on safety glasses.

Seriously….safety first.
    Step 1: Open the compact

    Put on safety glasses.

    Seriously….safety first.
  • Step 2:  Separate compact into two pieces

Using pliers….clip mirrors apart.

Then clip off the small pieces of plastic to create two round circles.

Some of the circles had a little character after I finished.

No worries….you are brilliant….remember.
    Step 2: Separate compact into two pieces

    Using pliers….clip mirrors apart.

    Then clip off the small pieces of plastic to create two round circles.

    Some of the circles had a little character after I finished.

    No worries….you are brilliant….remember.
  • Step 3:  Place circles into desired shape

I started with a central row of seven.

Then added two rows of six.  Then five.   And so on.

After I laid out my pattern….I traced around with a pencil and cut out the shape.

This is your base.
    Step 3: Place circles into desired shape

    I started with a central row of seven.

    Then added two rows of six. Then five. And so on.

    After I laid out my pattern….I traced around with a pencil and cut out the shape.

    This is your base.
  • Step 4: Spray paint compacts silver

    Or gold.

    Or pink.

    Or leave them gray.

    This is your mirror.

  • Step 5:  Hot glue compacts to the base

I added a drop of hot glue in between each of the mirrors and painted it silver.

This gives the illusion of soldering (and hides all the extra “character.”)
    Step 5: Hot glue compacts to the base

    I added a drop of hot glue in between each of the mirrors and painted it silver.

    This gives the illusion of soldering (and hides all the extra “character.”)

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