Are you looking for an accent wall mirror? Follow this amazing tutorial to create your own from dollar store compacts. This easy project is a win.
Have you ever noticed that ideas show up in the most amazing places?
There you are.
Minding your own business.
Walking through the aisles of the dollar store.
When all of a sudden, without warning, when you least expect it…
….an amazing idea just shows up.
A while ago…..I started saving my pennies for a mirror like this.
$248 dollars worth of pennies to be exact.
When you could just make your own.
(and this is where the brilliant part comes in)
You and your totally brilliant self could make a knock-off mirror…..
From Dollar Tree.
For umm…..wait for it….wait for it….$19.00.
How to Make a Wall Mirror
(made from Dollar Store compacts)
Step 1: Open the compact
Put on safety glasses.
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 the 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 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.”)
Hang the mirror and take you and your extra $229 of pennies shopping.
And don’t forget to let the salespeople know…..
…..someone brilliant is in the house. 🙂
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