There are actually kits to make these at Joann’s. Â The board with the mirror is $20, and you still have to buy the spoons, paint, etc. Â I bought my mirror and board separately at Joann’s for about 1/4 of the price, and still ended up making it with a piece of cardboard…just seemed easier to me as I started making it…that and it saves you most of the cost to make the mirror. Â I am pretty happy with how it turned out too, though if I make another one, I might make it a bit larger, andÂ I would make more of an effort to not have as big of gaps between the rows of spoons.
plastic spoons (at least 48, depending on how big you do your mirror, and how many rows you want) – I used about 60 or so. – $2 from the Dollar Tree for 2 packs with 48 in each
hot glue gun
spray paint – $3.49
small mirror – $1.99
piece of cardboard (cut into a circle the size you would like your mirror to be) – from the recycle bin
4 inch piece of ribbon
Place your mirror in the center of the cardboard circle, and trace it out. Â This will be your reference point as to where to stop gluing on the spoons.
Cut the handles off of all the spoons you think you will use with a pair of wire cutters or heavy duty scissors.
Start gluing around the out edge of cardboard, letting spoons hang over the edge.
Continue around the circle.
Glue your next layer, slightly overlapping and off center from the first row.
Continue until you reach your inner circle. Â Last row should end slightly into circle.
Spray paint in color of your choice. Â When fully dry, glue on mirror.
I had to add a small stack of cardboard to the center circle to attach the mirror, as it was not gluing onto the spoons very well.
Attach a small ribbon to the back to hang.
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