“I Spy” Mirrors

Today’s reveal is something that I have been working on for some time. It doesn’t hurt that while preparing, it allowed me a lot of trips to thrift stores, something that The Kid and I enjoy immensely. I was collecting toys and trinkets for these mirrors:

dscn4854The vertical mirror was first (above) and then the horizontal one (below) was next.dscn4844The photos may be a little confusing as I set the mirrors up to reflect the other… but the first is in portrait and the other in landscape mode.

I started working on the ‘portrait’ mode first… and didn’t expect to do more than just this one. I had picked up a framed mirror in my travels and thought it would be fun to do this. I looked for small, fun objects and toys and used hot glue gun to attach the items. It was just a hit or miss as to what fit and looked good.

I won’t spend too much time talking about them, they are both pretty straightforward. I will mention that The Kid built the frame for the second mirror. I had so many toys that I needed to do a second one. I am keeping eyes open for more ‘stuff‘ that would allow me to complete a third.

Hope you enjoyed seeing them half as much as I loved making them!

julie

About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

2 responses to ““I Spy” Mirrors

  1. kathy levy

    what kind of glue do you use to makethe toys stick to the mirror frame?

    • Hi Kathy! I used a combination of glues, actually. First, I glued the larger, more ‘permanent’ items with white glue and allowed 48 hours to dry/cure. To add the smaller toys, I went with good ‘ol hot glue gun.

      One thing I did learn after the fact, is that anything made of vinyl, like some of the squeeze type toys, don’t work well with the hot glue. I just opted to not include these types of toys in the end.

      If you are going to do this, I would love to see your end result! Thanks for visiting!

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