iPhones might not be holographic yet, but you know what is? Scrapbook paper! I came across some holographic paper while I was in the paper isle last week, and I knew I had to do something with it, so I picked it up. It was just too shiny and pretty to not come home with me. I wanted to make something out of it that was useful in my everyday life and not just another thing that would collect dust, cause I have enough of that. I have been using a pocket mirror from the dollar store to do my makeup, and so I decided to make a DIY modern mirror with the holographic paper and be more of an adult. #adulting
Here is what you will need to make your own DIY modern mirror:
8 inch round mirror | FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cone | FloraCraft® Foam Cutter | Holographic paper | hot glue gun
The first thing that you need to do is to create a slit in the foam cone for the mirror to sit in using the foam cutter. I would make it about 1/2 an inch deep.
Next, you will want to wrap the foam cone in holographic paper and adhere it on using hot glue. Cut any excess off of the top and bottom.
The top of the cone will show in the finished product, so you will want to cut 2 semi-circles of holographic paper to glue down on either side of the slit.
The last step is to place the mirror into the slit that you created for it in the first step. Just wiggle it down in there until it feels secure.
How stinking cool is it? To be honest, I don’t feel cool enough to have a holographic mirror like this. But here we are in 2017 and I do. It is so futuristic! What do you think a mirror like this would cost you? About $50-$50? Yeah, my DIY one cost under $10 to make. That is what I call the magic of DIY. The foam cone was really the game changer for this project and I couldn’t love the final product more.
I also made a different variation of the DIY modern mirror that I like almost as much. I used a foam block instead of the cone and covered this one with gold metallic paper and a strip of marble contact paper. You know how much I love that stuff. This marble mirror goes perfectly with the DIY marble cone bracelet holders that I made a while back out of more foam cones. Which version is your favorite?
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