Mustache Mirror

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Introduction: Mustache Mirror

About: Learn more about me here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-shesparticular/ or follow me on Twitter (@shesparticular) (if you're into that sort of thing).
Not everyone is blessed with the gift of being able to grow luxurious facial hair. With a little black nail polish you can add your favorite style of soup strainer to a mirror and make your 'stached wishes come true.


You'll Need. . .
  • A mirror - pocket mirror is used here for a glorious pocket 'stache but you could use the same technique on a bathroom or whatever other mirror you'd like (just remember they're pretty permanent)
  • Black nail polish (or another color if you'd like)
  • Adhesive label larger than your mustache image
  • An image of your favorite mustache style (a few examples are provided here)
  • Scissors or an Exacto knife
How To
  1. Select your mustache style and size your image appropriately for your mirror. I'm using a 4" compact mirror here, so the mustaches need to be smaller because the reflection of someone's face will be smaller. If you were using a larger mirror, you would want to make larger 'staches
  2. Print the image on your adhesive label
  3. Cut out the mustache portion to create a stencil
  4. Position the stencil on your mirror and stick it in place
  5. Apply nail polish in a few thin coats, letting each dry before applying the next
  6. Carefully remove the stencil and allow the 'stache to dry
  7. Gaze lovingly into the mirror and behold your newly mustachioed self

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    20 Discussions

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    cecilomar
    cecilomar

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm in the US Coast Guard and I like to grow a mustache every time we go underway. I made one for my locker onboard my cutter to remind me not to shave it.

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    JKPieGuy
    JKPieGuy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Three words for you, "Mustache Cash Stash!"

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    JKPieGuy
    JKPieGuy

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Sure thing thanks. Hopefully I'll be able to soon, I'm just really busy at the moment but I will get it posted soon. Hey also thanks allot for the patch, it really made me feel welcomed after just joining the site about a week ago.

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    JKPieGuy
    JKPieGuy

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hey I thought you'd might like to hear this but your project inspired me and my friends to all wear mustaches at school on Halloween. Ha maybe then I'll be able to do the "Mustache Cash Stash" thing.

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    tjesse
    tjesse

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to cut some out of paper and post them on every public bathroom mirror I see!

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    shesparticular
    shesparticular

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Just make sure you don't get into any trouble - and if you do, don't blame me :)

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    tjesse
    tjesse

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    LOL, it's just paper. Who knows I might be the Banksy of paper mustaches.

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    shesparticular
    shesparticular

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    At least around here sticking stickers doesn't really fly with authority-types, but that doesn't make sticky or painted on mustaches on mirrors any less awesome.

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    tjesse
    tjesse

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Ahh, cut them from post-it notes so no harm no foul.

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    mikeasaurus
    mikeasaurus

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Ha, great idea!
    You need to get a friend to take an action shot.

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    shesparticular
    shesparticular

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Sadly photographs involving mirrors are way harder to take than I'd though :(