Craft project: how to make an easy mirrored box

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Mirrored finish furniture or décor accessories are expensive. This mirror box project is cheaper on the wallet, fun and useful. You can put your makeup brushes, pens, pencils and markers or even a plant inside and enjoy the stylish mirrored look.

Difficulty level:

Easy to Moderate

Supplies:

  • Five 4-Inch square
  • mirrored glass plates
  • Alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • sticks
  • Exact-o blade

 Directions:

  1. Plug in the hot glue gun to a wall socket to heat up the glue sticks.
  2. Lay one of the plates, mirrored side down, on a flat surface. This will become the base plate.

 

  1. Use the hot glue gun to put a line of glue along one outer edge of the base plate and put one glass plate mirror side out onto the line of glue at a 90 degree angle (be quick about it or the glue will be too cold for the plate to stick).

4. Attach the next mirror by putting a few dots of glue on the base plate and the left side of the previously attached glass plate. When attaching each mirrored plate to the base plate, make sure that the mirrored surface is always facing out. (Again, you have to work fast or the glue will harden before the mirror plate sets).

 

  1. Repeat step 4 until all of the mirrored plates are together in the shape of a square with the base plate at the bottom.

 

  1. Once all of the mirrored glass plates have been attached to the base, go back and fill in the gaps with the hot glue so that the square is sturdier.
  2. If some of the hot glue escaped between the gaps, go back with an exact-o blade and gently remove the cooled glue so that it is not noticeable on the mirrored side of the pot. (Do not remove the glue from the inside; it will weaken the joints.)

 

  1. To clean finger prints off the mirrored surface, use a small amount of alcohol on a paper towel . Dry with a clean paper towel.