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« on: April 07, 2005 04:07:40 AM »

Plastic Cardboard Sun Mirror


http://static.zooomr.com/images/3344408_ca6069695b_m.jpg

Yellow thing is a plastic cardboard. My mom "accidentally" bought it for some reason and she changed her mind and didn't use it at all. And one fine day, my mirror (which was originally cased in a cheap plastic stand, very ugly one at that), fell and the stand broke. So I took the mirror out of the plastic thingy and wondered what to do with it. I walked around the house and found the unused yellow plastic cardoard. And the rest was history. Heheh.


Anyways, here's the tutorial on how to do it. It's extemely simple actually. The cutting the design part is, however, a bit tedious bcuz the scissors kept getting stuck at the sharp edges, but the rest is easy peasie.


Stuff you need
Plastic cardboard / cardboard / anything hard + thick ; mirror (any size, any shape you like) ; glue ; sticky things ( double sided is better ) ; scissors ; cutting knife.

Instructions
First off, I drew a twisted sunny shape on he yellow plastic cardboard using a permanent marker.

Then, I cut the design out using normal scissors. It would help if you also got a 'cutter' (cutting knife) to smoothen the edges a bit. And it'd be better if you trimmed the sharp/pointy edges too bcuz it could hurt someone Wink

Next I glued the mirror on the sun-shaped plastic cardboard using double-sided tape + foam tape + glue (inadequacate amounts of each of 'em, huhu). Using a strong glue / strog double-sided  is recommended. Not-so-strong glue will make the mirror slip/drop off easily bcuz it dries slowly+weak grasp.


And there you have it, your own plastic cardboard sunny mirror! ^__^ Of course, you can modify the idea with another shape, another design etc, to your own liking and taste.

I'd love to hear what you think of this, and if you make one yourself, please notify me/post the pic here! =D



Cheerios~

p/s - the writings on the mirror : I used to go to a boarding school, and a few naughty students wrote that using permanent marker, dunno why. Left it there just for fun  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2005 09:55:15 AM »

very nice idea.looks good!
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005 09:17:36 AM »

thank you! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005 12:21:37 PM »

aw, thats very cute. I <33 how its so simple and..amazing. Grat job! Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005 10:14:31 PM »

thanks!!~ Smiley it was easy to make, hehe! ^^
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005 06:41:58 AM »

Wow! That is so cool and leaves a lot of room for some inspiration. Ive never heard of plastic cardboard before... Ill have to pillage Hobby Lobby for it because my dining room could use a really cheery mirror like that. You did a really good job ob the tutorial too. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2005 09:21:35 AM »

hehe, glad to know i 'inspired' someone. lol!

and much thanks! Smiley i'd love to see your rendition of it, if you make one. Smiley
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