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sun mirror
Here's something you can hang on your wall or keep in your bag or purse! :)

Posted by Alanna K. Published See Alanna K.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old makeup mirror or one of those mirrors you keep in your purse. What I did was I carefully popped off the little circular mirror inside one of my old makeup bronzer holders from mac cosmetics.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 2
    Step 2

    Here's the mirror I removed.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 3
    Step 3

    Search on google images for a sun to resemble this one. You want the cool looking rays to show, and it doesn't matter what the middle looks like; it will be covered up anyways. ;) When you find the right one, print it out.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make sure the mirror fits perfectly in the middle of the sun. You may have to resize and print your picture a couple of times. D:

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 5
    Step 5

    To make sure the rays of the sun aren't flimsy, mount the piece of paper on some cardboard. I used a piece of a cereal box :P Then, start cutting the sun out. Also, you may need to already glue the sun onto the cardboard so it doesn't move around when cutting it.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is what it should look like after cutting it out :D

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you need to use a hot glue gun. Turn your mirror over and glue the back using your hot glue gun. Make sure it's hot! After immediately putting the hot glue on the back side of the mirror, mount the mirror in the middle of your cut out sun. Be careful, don't burn yourself though :O

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 8
    Step 8

    After carefully gluing the mirror on, here is what it should look like.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you need to outline the mirror. I used a puffy 3D orange paint so the outer part of the mirror wouldn't cut me. D: You may need to purchase some 3D paint or what ever you would like to use, but I already had some.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 10
    Step 10

    Very carefully and slowly, outline your mirror.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now, you'll need to use some colorful glitter glue! :) You're gonna have to outline the rays of the sun, to make it more colorful and pretty. :D

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 12
    Step 12

    You're gonna have to put your sun mirror on top of a piece of paper, to avoid getting glitter glue on your workspace. Here's what you should do. <--- :P Wait for that to dry when you're done before removing it from off the paper.

  • How to make a mirror compact. Sun Mirror - Step 13
    Step 13

    Finally, you're done! :D Now you have your sun mirror to carry around in your bag :D Or you can hang this on your wall by either adding a string or two sided sticky tape OR make it a magnet. :P

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