Wednesday, July 17, 2013

How to Make a Travel Size Mirror

Recycle an empty Covergirl makeup container into a travel size mirror.  Use one side for the mirror, and the other for holding small items, such as bobby pins, hair bands, and coins.

Items Needed:
~one plastic, round Covergirl makeup container as shown
~one 2 inch round mirror
~Strong craft glue of your choice (we used E6000)
~optional: adhesive remover

1. Peel labels from the makeup container, and use an adhesive remover if needed.  Wash and dry both the clear plastic piece, and the purple plastic piece.

2.  Using the purple plastic portion of the container, open it and place the thinner side down on a safe working surface.  Place a thin layer of glue on the backside of the mirror, and gently press into place, inside the lid.  Allow to dry, according to your glue instructions.

3. In the clear portion of the lid, place the small items that you prefer to carry in your new mirror case.  We could not fit a regular size band-aid in this (unless you tri-fold one), but smaller ones will. 

Note:  The lid on the purple portion of the container breaks easily if not held carefully when opening and shutting.

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