What is it people say about breaking a mirror? Seven years bad luck? Well, I guess I have 6 more to go....
- .25" Copper tape (33' for $4 from eBay)
-Cloth (to press the tape firmly)
Why we have had broken shattered glass hanging around our house for a year already is beyond me. Oh wait, no, not beyond me. We are hoarders. That's why we never got rid of a bucket full of shards. Hoarders.
Now, at this point in my life, I find it funny I ever needed a, "selfie", mirror. LOL! That's what this mirror was. One of those huge, thick sliding closet doors. I had it propped up near a window. You know, for the best light. So, this one time, while taking a selfie, my dogs ran behind the mirror, knocked it over and shattered it to pieces. And that's the story of my last selfie ever. The End.
Okay, how about what you probably came here for, some craft instructions, eh??
Peel the paper off the back of the copper tape. Overlapping the sharp mirror edge, press the tape to the edge.
Press firmly with a cloth to avoid cutting yourself. Because we have a newborn, we did 3 layers of copper tape. Then we added extra tape onto the sharp points of the mirror in attempts of making it extra safe.
Cut felt strips for the bottom of your mirror.
Glue into place. We used a hot glue gun.
I'm realizing now that I forgot to mention a few essential supplies when making the YouTube video for this project. Like, glue, felt, sweat and tears.
This project turned out awesome! I don't remember where I got the bright idea of taking a sharp edged, broken mirror and making it into a coffee table tray in a household with an infant. I don't even know where I come up with such genius.
Talk about trash to treasure though! See it in action on my YouTube channel! I should mention that the hands in the video look like man hands. LOL! (Seinfeld fans) But really, they are indeed man hands. Tylan actually did this entire project. I still get the credit though because I was in charge. Everyone knows the best bosses just delegate. So, I delegated the work to him.
Until next time,
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