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Upcycled Mirror Pot Project

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mirror pot backgroundStep by step instructions showing how to make your own Mirror Pot

To the delight of all that is natural and wonderful, people lately have been taking up gardening, growing at least part of their own food and reinvigorating lawns with vegetables, fruits, flowers and all sorts. Not only does this equate to healthy, home grown food in kitchens, but it also means less pressure for industrialized food production, in essence, saving forests from becoming carefully knitted rows easily harvestable mono-crops. Wow! Who knew a few fresh herbs on the windowsill could have such an impact.

Well, it can have an even larger impact with recycled materials. Look at it this way. You want to grow some veggies, head out to the nearest home gardening centre and drop a few dimes on fancy planters. Now, you have fresh new pots just like everyone else, and new ones will be produced to insure future generations have them.

Have you ever had an old bathroom mirror lying around and wondered what you could do with it other than throw it in the trash? Well, follow our simple step-by-step to turn your trash into a classy flower pot with a difference!

 

 

 

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What you need to make a mirror pot:

• Hot glue gun
• Lots of old mirror, about 500g. You can also order pre-cut lengths of mirror from Upcycle
• Glass cutter
• Pot

Step 1

Hold the glass cutter firmly against the old mirror and cut into long lengths. Be sure not to make them more than 5cm wide.

If you need detailed instructions on how to cut glass and mirror please visit : mosaic-daisy-mirror

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Step 2

Measure the long strips against your pot and cut each strip to the height of the pot.

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Step 3

Place a good, wide strip of hot glue on your pot and place your strip of pre-cut mirror onto the glue, press firmly and hold until glue is set.

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Step 4

Keep placing your strips on the pot, making sure that the base of the mirror strips touch and that you leave a gap at the top to compensate for the shape of the pot.

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Step 5

Cut your leftover strips further so that they fit the top of the pot, these pieces will be more or less square.

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Step 6

If you wish to you can now grout your pot as we did with our mosaic Teddy on the Moon or you can leave it as it is.

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