Living with a bunch of ladies, one can never have too many mirrors. We’re currently without a full length mirror and have resorted to standing up on chairs or pulling mirrors down off the wall so we can examine our entire outfit. Ha! I have another floor length mirror project in the works that will work well in our new space but I thought I’d make another to have around for the times we’re all crowded around the bathroom mirror together. Not that I don’t love our time together – it just gets dangerous with curling wands flying around while you’re just trying to throw some mascara on!
How to make it:
-Mark the top center of the wooden ball.
-Mark out lines from the center that together will match the thickness of your mirror. (So if your mirror is 1/4″ thick, you would want to measure 1/8″ out from each side of the center mark.)
-Use your saw to cut out between these lines – going down through almost half of the wood ball. You will probably need to cut through a couple of times depending on the thickness of your mirror. I would make one cut along the left side of the section you marked out for the mirror and then a second cut over by the right side. You might have a thin section still standing in the center but you should be able to cut that out easily.
-Smooth down the center by sliding in some sandpaper that has been folded in half.
-Slide mirror in place – you want it to fit in snuggly. If it isn’t tight enough, you can always wrap a little bit of masking tape around the bottom of the mirror that will be hidden in the ball to make it more secure.