Magnifying mirrors are a must for a precise weekly upkeep and makeup. But they all don’t necessarily look too good for your dresser. Today we will see how one can transform their mirror for the good. I purchased a cheap plastic magnifying mirror and carefully dismantled its frame to ascertain the mirror for this project. Did you see how well it matches my eyelashes box that I had transformed a while ago ( you guessed it, I was inspired of it ) What I like most about this mirror of mine is that its heavy enough to stand on its own and that light to be hand held without much strain for close look if you wanted too. Let us move ahead to see how we can make our own makeup mirror.
- Polymer clay
- Magnifying Mirror
- Copper foil
- Transfer adhesive
- E6000 glue
Soften your clay by rolling it over a surface, now make a non-pointed cone. Cut through the middle of the cone just enough to be able to place a small mirror in it also try your mirror to be sure of it size. Bake your clay in the oven as per the instructions of the clay, let it cool down in the oven before you work on it so to avoid breaking it. It is very much possible for the clay to break if it is being pressured while it is still hot. With the help of a toothpick apply some E6000 glue in the opening that we created for the mirror to go. Place your mirror in and let it cure for an hour or two before we move on to painting. I am going for a lavender shade paint here. After the paint has dried tape the lower section and brush some transfer adhesive to where we want the copper foil to go. Leave the glue until it is adhered to the clay and has become tacky. Apply the copper foil over the glue and gently lift it to reveal the copper under beneath. Continue applying the copper foil over the tacky glue until all the sides are evenly covered with it. Leave this newly made mirror away for a day or two to cure completely before use.
I only glued the magnifying mirror to this pastel copper frame but you can also attach two mirrors to this frame to make double-sided one. In that case, do cut the clay little wider to make enough space to fit both.
Do let us know in the comments section below if you liked this DIY makeup mirror and if you like to give it a try.