Spoon Mirror

spoon mirror

There are actually kits to make these at Joann’s.  The board with the mirror is $20, and you still have to buy the spoons, paint, etc.  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.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out too, though if I make another one, I might make it a bit larger, and I would make more of an effort to not have as big of gaps between the rows of spoons.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

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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

wire cutters

4 inch piece of ribbon

DIRECTIONS:

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Place your mirror in the center of the cardboard circle, and trace it out.  This will be your reference point as to where to stop gluing on the spoons.

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Cut the handles off of all the spoons you think you will use with a pair of wire cutters or heavy duty scissors.

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Start gluing around the out edge of cardboard, letting spoons hang over the edge.

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Continue around the circle.

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Glue your next layer, slightly overlapping and off center from the first row.

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Continue until you reach your inner circle.  Last row should end slightly into circle.

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Spray paint in color of your choice.  When fully dry, glue on mirror.

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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.

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Attach a small ribbon to the back to hang.