Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flower Mirror made with Plastic Spoons




Yup, I made a mirror with SPOONS. Isn't it so much fun to make pretty things from everyday objects? Well yesterday I made this round flowerish mirror out of cheap plastic spoons. This is my third "Pinterest-inspired" project I've done. You can see the first two here and here

Awhile back I seen on Pinterest this ah-mazing mirror that Addicted 2 Decorating made. I loved it the moment I saw it. She has an awesome tutorial on how to make it on her site you can find here. If you want to pin her mirror to Pinterest, please do so from her site. 


So that was definitely my inspiration for making my own spoon mirror. I thought hers looked beautiful. So anyways I had that pinned for awhile and then I saw that Young House Love, Bower Power, Ten June, and Centsational Girl are hosting a summer pinterest challenge. You make your own version of something you pinned and share it. So the mirror was a perfect project for me to share. I've been wanting to make this plus it was easy for me to make with a hurt foot. My dear sweet husband (hi hun if you're reading this!) went and bought me the supplies I needed.

I used:
165 Plastic Spoons (the cheaper the better)
7" Round Mirror
Piece of cardboard I cut 15" in diameter 
Spray primer made for plastic
Spray paint in Oxford Blue




So the first process was cutting the handles off the spoons. After awhile your hands really do hurt. So take breaks!



Next is the fun part of attaching them with hot glue to the cutout. This was pretty fun. Except for the fact I got a little distracted and some off them were a little off. But, it still turned out ok so no worries!




I then took it outside to prime and paint it.





If you do this project, make sure you buy a primer made for plastic.


After my paint dried, I brought it in and hot glued my mirror to the back of it.



I glued a soda tab on the back so it would be easy to hang.




And voila! I now have a pretty mirror for my living room. I'm not sure where I'm hanging it yet, I just put it up on the wall for a quick picture. I love how it adds so much texture to the room tho. I love it, I think it's pretty awesome. Yay for Pinterest again! So have any of ya'll done a Pinterest project that you just love recently? 


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Sharing with these Awesome Parties:
Tuesday
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Carolyn's Homework
Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie
Take-a-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts
Get your Craft on Tuesday! @ Today's Creative Blog
Tutorials & Tips Party @ Home Stories A2Z
Wednesday
Uncommonly Yours  @ Uncommon Designs 
Sizzle into Summer @ DIY By Design
Share It Link Party @ The winthropchronicles chronicles 
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
We Did It! Wednesday @ Sew much ado
Well Crafted Wednesday @ The Well Crafted Home
Thursday
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Thursdays are your days @ 52 Mantels
Show me extraordinary @ The 36th Avenue

Pin'Inspirational Thursdays @ The Artsy Girl Connection
Live, Laugh, {Linky} Thursday @ Live Laugh Rowe
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change
Taylor House Thursday @ The Taylor House
Friday 
Feature Friday @ Blissful and Domestic
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
I'm Lovin' It Fridays @ Tidy Mom
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating 
Spread The Love Weekend Link Party @ Love notes by Lauryn
Watcha got weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique 

Saturday
Saturday nite special @ Funky junk interiors
What's Shakin' @ Shaken Together 
Think Pink Saturdays @ Flamingo Toes
Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty 

Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time
Overflowing with creativity @ It's overflowing

84 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea- the mirror looks fantastic!

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  2. Hi, I just found your blog, and that spoon mirror is too cool! Don't you just love it when an idea actually turns out the way you want it to, lol! By the way, I just became your newest follower, yay! Would so appreciate if you would reciprocate and follow back! Hope you have a great day!!

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for following! :-)

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  3. That's crazy that you used spoons and it looks so good! It turned out great! I would love for you to share this at my link party going on now http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/07/share-it-link-party-19.html

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    1. Thank you! I shared it at your party too, thanks for hosting! :-)

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  4. What a great idea, looks really good. xox

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  5. This is so pretty! You did a great job!

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  6. How freaking cute is that?! I love it! Just found you thru twitter as I'm doing the Pinterest Challenge as well. Glad I found you!

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  7. That is so creative. I love how it turned out! :)

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  8. Absolutely stunning and creative. LOVE IT! And the blue is to die for!

    Nicely done.

    ~Gabriella @ Our Life In Action

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  9. This is adorable and looks so easy to do! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! And yes it was really easy and fun to do :-)

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  10. This is beautiful! I love how it turned out :) Never would have known you use spoons! Crazy. New follower :)

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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    1. Thanks so much Brie! And thanks for following! :-)

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  11. I pinned the same project - yours turned out so pretty! I really like it.
    xo,
    Shannon

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    1. Oh that's awesome! I looked at yours too, it turned out soo good!

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  12. This is absolutely genius! I would love it if you would link up at my party!

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com

    You can find it at the link above, it will be up and running in the morning! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! And I will be sure to link up at your party, thanks! :-)

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  13. Looks great. I've seen some of those spoon projects where it's very obvious that they are chopped up plastic spoons - but not yours, it looks great.

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! :-)

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  14. It looks very cool in the dark color.

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    1. Thank you! I am really happy with the dark blue :-)

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  15. GENIUS idea.. love it and will be trying to do one myself..

    your newest follower
    Sonny

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    1. Awesome! Let me know how yours turns out :-) Thanks for following too!

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  16. This is too awesome for words! I LOVE LOVE crafts / art made on the "cheap" with simple everyday items! You have my vote~!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! The cheaper the better! hehe Thank you so much for the kind words!

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  17. This turned out spectacular! I love this project every time I see it! great job:)

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  18. I've seen these before, but your blue is fabulous! Great job!

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  19. Love the mirror. I'm slowing cutting my spoons to make one too. I am still debating on the color I want mine to be. Love the color you chose.

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    1. That's awesome! I would love to hear how yours turns out :-) Thanks for coming by!

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  20. This looks A-mazing! So crazy that you made it with plastic spoons and some spray paint! Love it! Hope you will hop on over to my under 300 followers blog hop @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/07/under-300-followers-blog-hop-10.html
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  21. I totally love this!! The color is awesome.

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  22. This is great! Love it! I'm totally making one for my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! That's so cool you are making one for your daughter's room, I would love to hear how it goes! :-)

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  23. Stopping by from I'm loving it. Your mirror turned out beautiful!

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  24. What an awesome mirror! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  25. Very cool, I did this myself about a month ago. Turned out too big for any mirrors I had on hand, so I ended up using it as a frame. Still cute...

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    1. Thank you! It looks really cool as a frame. Good job!

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  26. This is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week! Love it!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Thank you so much!! And thanks for hosting such a great party, I love ya'lls blog! :-)

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  27. This is GORGEOUS ... thanks for sharing it at the {what's shakin' link party} this week! Glad you stopped by!

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    1. Thank you so much Keri!! And thank you for hosting!

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  28. This is way too amazing for me to process! Wow, that's so creative and beautiful!

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  29. I love this. So creative and so beautiful. Great work.

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  30. I adore your mirror, very thrifty and it looks so high end, love it, now following

    Tanya :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya! And thank you for following :-)

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  31. So beautiful. What a great job you did. You would really have no idea it was made out of plastic spoons. Looks much fancier. :)

    Stopping by from Overflowing hop!

    Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

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  32. What a beautifully done project!!!!! You did a great job, that's a whole lot of spoons and it must have taken quite some time and patience!!! But the end result creates a great effect!!!! Beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you Maria! It did take a lot of patience, but it was a lot of fun too :-)

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  33. I just did this with wooden spoons, but I've got a few tweaks to make before it's "done". I love the way your wreath mirror turned out!

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    1. Wooden spoons sounds like it would be awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. Wow what a great idea. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a second. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. I really think so. I would be afraid of the paint peeling or getting messed up on the plastic spoons without primer.

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  36. Featured you today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  37. All the white spoons, without the handles reminded me of fake nails. lol To save time you could buy colored spoons but maybe that wouldn't give the safe effect. The paint job made it look classier. :)

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