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Cute, colorful hairbrush compact!
I have tons of wrappers from one of those huge bags of berries'n'creme Starbursts, and I didn't want to make another Starburst wrapper bracelet because I always break them. So....I started thinking of other things to do with them...like this compact.

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  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up materials....You don't need as many wrappers as are in the picture, about 12-15 should be fine.
    I used gloss-lustre finish Mod Podge.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the permanent marker to make a dot where you want the center of your swirl of wrappers to be. I chose to set mine slightly off-center.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 3
    Step 3

    Line up the edge of the first wrapper with your center mark (white side up), then fold the other edge around the compact.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mark where the edge of the compact lid is.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out a semi-curved (or squiggly), tapered section of the wrapper, using the mark you made in step four as a guideline for the wide side.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a cotton swab to coat the white side of the wrapper in a thin layer of Mod Podge. (If there is too much Mod Podge, the wrapper will be slippery and hard to keep in place).
    If the section of wrapper is wide like the one in the picture, you may need to cut a small slit in the wide side. This allows you to overlap the the bottom of the wrapper so that it doesn't buckle from the curve of the compact.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 7
    Step 7

    Smooth out the wrapper with you fingers or another cotton swab. If the wrapper overlaps the edge of the compact lid you can trim it or tuck it under the compact lid and smooth with a little more Mod Podge. (I like to trim as I go).

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 8
    Step 8

    Continue steps 4-7 with the rest of the wrappers. I just started adding sections randomly, but it would probably be easier to go around in one direction, starting with the first wrapper and then doing the one next to it, etc.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Starbursting Compact - Step 9
    Step 9

    When you're satisfied with your wrapper design, use a cotton swab to smooth over the whole lid with one last (thin) coat of Mod Podge.
    Let it dry, it doesn't take long, and you're done :)

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Becks S.
Becks S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 36 projects
I love it!
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JusteMoi
JusteMoi
This is SO adorable! I love it! Happy
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Shazziiee
Shazziiee · Colchester, England, GB · 25 projects
wow! i would to do that to my hair brush, mine is so plain!
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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects
Cute!!! I didn't realize they were starburst wrappers!
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Amber
Amber · 19 projects
this is really cute!
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C.
C. · 9 projects
thanks!
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poOhberry
poOhberry · 3 projects
beautiful!! =]
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