My husband and I are currently on the hunt for our first home so I have been keeping my eyes open for cheap and easy home décor ideas. I stumbled across the spoon mirror and I thought it was so clever I could not resist doing it!
What you will need:
-Spray Paint in your choice of color, be sure it is designed for plastic
-Spray Paint Primer
What to do:
-Cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape and size you would like your finished project to be, This does not have to be a circle. Be creative; try doing square, rectangle, or hexagon.
- Put the mirror directly in the center of the cardboard you just cut to size and then run your pencil around the edge of it. I would recommend leaving this circle just a little smaller than the mirror itself, that way you have a place to glue the mirror to. Now you can cut this center portion out.
- You can use some of that duct tape to go around the edges of the cardboard to “smooth” it out if you choose. I did not and I found mine came out good!
- At this time you are ready to start the longest part of the project…….Cutting the heads of the spoons off! Use the scissors to start the process then I would recommend snapping them apart with your fingers, a little before the handle starts turning into the “spoon” to finish it off. I found if you try to cut it right off is can crack the “spoon” portion.
- Now you will want to start with gluing the spoons to the outside edge of your cardboard and work your way around. Be sure to have the 1st layer of spoons hang over the cardboard about half way. Each new layer you start will slightly overlap the layer before it. Now you can continue until you reach the cut out circle you made earlier where your mirror will go. You will want the spoons to slightly overlap into the opening in the middle.
- Now you can start to spray paint the spoons! This is the best part, have fun with it, go traditional or go crazy with fun colors. You will want to start with your plastic spray paint primer. Once that is set you can go in with your color, Be sure to cover it well so you do not see the spoon or cardboard through it. You may need to do as much as 2 coats to get full coverage.
- Now you can finish it off by gluing the mirror to the back of the piece! I would recommend even adding some duct tape to the back of the mirror to ensure it does not come loose.
- You can hang it with some sawtooth hooks or just a ribbon attached to the back. I think this part you can use your judgment on how heavy/large your piece is.
** This is supper fun and easy to make! You can search “spoon mirror” online and it will bring up multiple photos for some inspiration, some people are really creative! I found http://www.littlethingsbringsmiles.com/2012/08/plastic-spoon-mirror-tutorial.html to be the most helpful site for directions and guidance check it out for more photos of each step of the process!
I hope you find this as pretty and fun as I did! Check out your local Rural King or online at Ruralking.com for some DIY inspiration!