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Decoupage Compact Mirror DIY Crafts Project


Do-It-Yourself Decoupage Compact Mirrors

paper-compacts-mirrors.jpgCraft your own beautiful compacts following these easy instructions. We show you how to make a decoupage mirror compact with Japanese origami paper.

  • Supplies Needed: Blank Compact Mirror Case,regular mirror, mirror frame, origami paper or other decorative papers, adhesive paper, clear varnish, paint brush.
  • Step 1: Paint surface of paper with clear varnish and allow to dry per package instructions.
  • Step 2: Cut one piece of adhesive paper and another of origami paper slightly larger than frame. Peel liner off one side of adhesive paper and apply to back side of origami paper.
  • Step 3: Slit adhesive paper into 1/8" strips. Peel back liner and tape to underside of mirror frame.
  • Step 4: Peel liner off back of frame and press onto front of origami paper.
  • Step 5: Trim excess paper from around edges of frame.
  • Step 6: Peel liner off back of paper on frame. Press onto front surface of mirror case. Attach mirror inside using adhesive tape.

tip-kyle-design.jpgTip: To hold mirror while positioning, fold over a length of tape to create a sticky loop or use a suncatcher suction cup.

paper-compact-1.jpgProtecting the paper from wear and tear.

Protect the Paper: Paint front surface of origami paper or photo with clear varnish. Allow to dry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

paper-compact-2.jpgAttaching Adhesive Paper

Attach Adhesive: Cut one piece of adhesive paper and origami paper slightly larger than frame. Peel liner off one side of adhesive, apply to back side of paper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

paper-compact-3.jpgCut adhesive paper into 1/8" strips.

Peel off liner, tape to underside of mirror frame.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

paper-compact-4.jpgPress frame onto front of origami paper or photograph.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

paper-compact-5.jpgTrim off excess paper.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

paper-compact-6.jpgAlign and press paper lined frame onto top of mirror compact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact Mirrors - Idea Variations and Uses

  • Add beads, photos, ribbon, charms to craft your own special compact mirror gift.
  • Compact mirrors also work great as a place to hold sweetener packets.
  • Use your creative ideas to make a unique bridesmaid favor, Mother's Day present or unusual Christmas gift.
  • Click to Buy Wholesale Craft Supplies including plain compact mirrors, craft pill boxes, business card cases, bookmark hooks, box frames and more.

 Buy Plain Compact Mirrors for this DIY craft project.

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