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Spoon Mirror

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Round decorative mirrors can be pricey. But you can make your own for under $20, using the Preval Sprayer, acrylic paint and plastic spoons.

Here's what you'll need: 
  • Acrylic paint in your color of choice
  • 200 plastic spoons
  • Scissors
  • A large and small MDF wreath form
  • White foam core
  • Hot glue gun
  • E6000 glue
  • One or more Preval Sprayers
  • Sandpaper

Spraying: We wanted rows of a light blue and a darker blue color. To get a lighter shade of your chosen color, mix it with a bit of white paint. Spray a coat of paint onto the spoons, and let them dry before spraying them again for the best coverage.

Mirror backing: While the paint dries, move on to create the mirror backing. Trace your largest MDF wreath form onto the foam core. Cut the foam, and hot glue the large and then small wreath forms to it. For extra durability, use E6000 glue along with the hot glue.

Next, spray the mirror base, making sure to completely cover it in color.

Gluing the spoons: Glue your first round of spoons to the outside edge. Next, glue the mirror to the small wreath form, and then glue the spoon handles between the first row of spoons and the mirror. This is your level support for putting the rest of the spoons into place. For best results, spray the spoon handles before you glue them on the mirror.

Stack another four layers of spoons around the base. Glue your last row onto the mirror itself. When you're done, step back and admire the view.

Tip: Use sandpaper to file the cut edges of the spoons you glue to the mirror.
Fikjast Scott5 months ago

It took me a second look to figure it out. When it sank in, I had to say this is fantastic.

Great job

Preval (author)  Fikjast Scott5 months ago

Thanks! It was no small project but worth it in the end.