A pocket mirror is a useful tool when you are at work, school, or somewhere you cannot access a wall mirror. Many types of retailers sell pocket-sized mirrors, but you can easily create your own to use or give as gifts. A homemade pocket mirror allows you to get creative and create a mirror that will be decorative as well as useful. You will need to know how to use air-dry clay to protect your mirror from breaking and to cover the sharp edges.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Small pre-cut mirror (any shape)
- Waxed paper
- Air-dry clay
- Rolling pin
- Butter knife
- Rhinestones (optional)
Choose the shape for your pocket mirror, and purchase a pre-cut mirror in that shape. Many shapes are available in craft stores. Choose a mirror that will fit nicely into your pocket or purse.
Choose a colour of air-dry clay to frame and protect your mirror. Choose a colour you like, as the mirror will dry in the colour you choose.
Lay a sheet of waxed paper on a flat surface, and place a softball-sized piece of air-dry clay in the centre.
Use your rolling pin to roll out the ball of clay into a sheet about 1/4 inch thick.
Press your mirror (backside down) into the centre of the clay. Use a butter knife to remove most of the excess clay from around the edges of the mirror, leaving about 1/4 inch of excess around the very edge of the mirror.
Fold the remaining excess clay around the edges of the mirror to act as a frame. Smooth the frame around the edge, or use your fingers or other objects to press the clay into interesting textures.
Press small rhinestones into the clay around the edges of the frame to add some decoration.
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