Recently I disassembled an old hard drive to get the magnets for another project.
(Turned out there was only one magnet in it so I guess I'll have to dismantle some more)
I thought: "There must be a use for all that pretty stuff I got out of this thing."
And there is!
Upcycle an old hard drive by turning those shiny pretty platters into useful pretty pocket mirrors.
It would make a nice gift for (girl)friends or moms or anyone who uses mirrors.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Materials
a nice button to cover up the hole
needle and thread to sew the snaps on
double sided sticky tape ( i love that stuff, you can do everything with it!)
Step 2: Make the Cover
You can knit or crochet the cover.
I can't knit so I crocheted.
Other kinds of fabric might work also, I think. If you do that, please tell me how it went.
width: a little more than the diameter of the platter
length: a little more than twice the diameter
Step 3: Add Mirror
Put the double sided sticky tape on one side of the mirror and stick it to the cover.
I wasn't sure how well it would stick. I worried it might fall off, but I have been carrying it around in my handbag for some time now and nothing happened.
There is a hole in the middle that doesn't look nice. We will to do something about that later.
Step 4: Sew Snaps
Take needle and thread ans sew the snaps to the corners
Step 5: Add Button
Glue the button on to hide the hole.
You could also sew it on.
I used super-glue, worked great!
Step 6: Done !
Have fun using (or gifting) your new mirror!
One might think that the button in the middle would be in the way when you look into the mirror.
But I have used it many times now and it never bothered me.
What do you think of this? Please leave a comment and tell me.
Made one? Please show me :-)
Participated in the