Making Something Out of Nothing

Chrysanthemum Mirror

How do I make something marketable out of inexpensive household items?

What You Will Need:

  • 16" diameter circle of plywood
  • 5" diameter circle mirror
  • 4 boxes of 48 plastic spoons
  • Acrylic paint of any color & white
  • Sander
  • Hot glue sticks & gun
  • Adhesive Spray
  • Some glitter ;)
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First, you have to cut a 16" diameter circle out of cardboard, or plywood.

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Paint the front side of the wood white or black

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Then, put the 5" mirror in the middle of the circle.

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Then, you have to snap your spoons in half. Once you've done that, sand the rough part down until it turns into an oval.

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After that, line up some spoons in the edge of the circle about 1/4 of an inch apart. Then go through and paint them. If you want to ombre it, you have to add the color you are using to white when u start a new layer.

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Once you have painted one layer, go through and glue it down to the wood with a hot glue gun.

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Finally, when you have all of your spoons glued to the wood, you can spray adhesive spray on your project and put some glitter on it.

Things I would do differently

  • Add more paint to the layers
  • Paint the background the same color as the spoons
  • Glue the spoons when they are dry