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DIY: Pocket Mirrors

Hellooo, inexpensive Christmas gift.
These pocket mirrors are very easy and turn out so cute!
Cost: if you use your 40% Hobby Lobby coupons or catch sales, about $2 per mirror.
See below the jump for details.

supplies:
wood medallion (found in the unfinished wood section of Hobby Lobby)
craft mirrors with beveled edge (pkg of 3, found in craft section of Hobby Lobby)
acrylic paint
one large and one detail paintbrush
mod podge or some type of sealant
strong glue (not pictured -I use E6000 religiously)
steps:
1. paint medallion
LET DRY COMPLETELY.
2. apply sealant 
(as you will notice, I forgot to paint the detail colors before I applied sealant. 
I painted over sealant and then sealed again - worked okay but not ideal).
LET DRY COMPLETELY.
3. Glue mirror to medallion.
LET DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE USE.
You may have noticed - the biggest trick to this project is the drying time.
Make SURE you allow the paint to dry completely before sealant.
And make double sure that you let these sit on a very flat surface for days while the glue dries.
The mirrors tend to start sliding if surface isn't completely flat.
And you want the strongest hold possible b/c these babies are going to be tossed around in purses.

Done! If you do this project, send a photo - I would love to see your color combos!
Also - wouldn't these medallions make good ornaments?

11 comments:

KristiMcMurry October 18, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

This is so fantastic!!! This would be great to make for party favors or gifts or something.

Sarah October 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

I adore these! Thanks for the great idea. :]

beckiblake.com October 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM  

These are so cute! I am going to try and make all of my Christmas presents this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

powkoorganic March 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM  

What about doing this with your own photo?

SweetPepperRose August 25, 2012 at 7:26 AM  

Wonderful Ideas - I have been want to use the Mod Podge, so this would name a great starter project!
Thanks for sharing
JoAnn

Georgette September 9, 2012 at 10:44 PM  

Adorable! That medallion design is so pretty! How creative:)

Jana Davis November 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM  

The medallian mirror idea is fantastic! I will be trying this soon!

Breann November 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM  

Thanks for the great idea! I just made three for Christmas gifts! I will send a picture of the ones I made!

C.S. Weaver December 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM  

I've thought about what to do with used up powder compacts, especially the mirrors. I have been inspired by this. Thanks.

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