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Mirror Mobile

Step by step instructions showing how to make your own recycled Mirror Mobile, presented by Crafty Corner

For any questions contact: admin@craftycorner.co.za

Have you ever had an old bathroom mirror lying around and wondered what you could do with it other than throw it in the trash? Well, follow our simple step-by-step instructions to turn your trash into a funky mobile!

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What you need to make a mirror mobile:

  • Mirror squares – you can also order pre-cut lengths of mirror from Crafty Corner
  • Glass paint
  • Paint brush
  • Textured frost
  • Nylon gut
  • Beads

Step 1

Lay your mirror squares on a piece of paper.

layin-mirror

Step 2

Paint 5 squares with one colour glass paint.

paint-5squares

Step 3

Paint your next 5 squares with another colour if you wish. Leave to dry for a minimum of 2 hours.
TIP:It is best to work with glass paint indoors and not in direct sunlight as this helps smooth your finish.

paint-next-5

Step 4

Turn your pieces of mirror upside down on your paper. Space them equal distances apart. You need at least 10cm–15cm between each piece.

space-equale-distance

Step 5

Place your beads between your pieces of mirror and plan your design.

beads-between-mirror

Step 6

Cut a long piece of gut, ensuring it is long enough to fit all your glass and beads.

piece-of-gut

Step 7

Thread all the beads onto your gut. Place them back in order between your pieces of mirror with the gut betweem the mirror. Space your beads equally.

thread-beads

Step 8

Lift one piece of mirror and put a big blob of textured frost onto the bottom piece of the mirror.

bottom-of-mirror

Step 9

Place your gut in the middle of your mirror and the blob of textured frost.

gut-middle-of-textured-frost

Step 10

Place your second piece of mirror onto the first. Sealing the gut in the middle.

second-onto-first

Step 11

Space your beads in the correct place. Secure the beads to the gut by putting a blob of textured frost in the hole.

bead-spacing

Step 12

Follow Steps 8–Step 10 until you are done. Leave to dry overnight.

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Step 13

Tie a knot at the top of the piece of gut and hang your mobile in a tree or window.

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