“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. Addicted to collecting Pyrex! 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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