Tutorial: an original mirror with diverted plastic spoons

Did you ever dream of being able to make a beautiful mirror with simple plastic spoons?

Looking for an original and fun DIY idea for a Wednesday afternoon with your kids? Get ready to make a small stock of plastic spoons, the following tutorial should please you! Today, we are going to learn how to make a flowered and colored mirror with plastic spoons. 

Hardware

– a jigsaw
– a glue gun
– a square
– a thin MDF board of 25 x 25 cm
– a round mirror of 15 cm diameter
– about 150 small plastic spoons
– two paint bombs with close shades (preferably low pressure)
– a cutter
– a tube of instant glue type Super Glue
– a pencil
Budget: about $30
Duration: 2 hours
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Steps

1. Start by drawing the outline of the mirror by placing it exactly in the center of the 25 x 25 cm square. Then draw a circle 25 cm in diameter on the board. Our trick: to draw a circle easily, nail a nail in the center and use a string at the end of which you place a pencil at the distance corresponding to the desired radius.
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2. Cut the 25 cm diameter circle with a jigsaw.
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3. Cut the spoon handle with a cutter, and then fix them on the cut circle starting at the edge. To fix them, put a dot of glue on the base of the hollow end.
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4. Continue row by row until you reach the mirror outline.
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5. We will now paint the mirror with a degraded effect. To begin, apply a layer of the darkest shade everywhere. To paint, position the bomb about 20 cm from the spoons, then make regular circular motions. Our tip: paint bombs sold in street-art stores are cheaper and better suited for this type of use than those sold in DIY stores. Their low pressure facilitates handling and allows greater precision.
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6. Apply a layer of the lightest paint by making circular movements from the center to half of the rows.
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7. Fix the mirror on its location.
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