Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY: Hollywood Inspired Makeup Table Mirror Lights

Makeup is one of those special things that I am absolutely obsessed with, and with that obsession comes an obscenely amount of pretties that need a place to live. I have always been fascinated with the way one can create something from essentially nothing. Just think about how a couple of pieces of wood are combined to make something as a grand as a home, or simple as a chair, or even a beautiful home to store all my makeup; it's like my own personal form of magic. I love how I can make anything from piles of wood just like how I can create different illusions by shading and lighting my face. I want to show you how I combined two of my loves in a project. This whole DIY project is super easy and inexpensive compared to actually buying a real mirror with lights. I hope you all enjoy!


  • Framed mirror
  • Ping pong balls ($8.00 at the time of this post)
  • String lights (on hand from Christmas clearance)
  • Exacto knife (on hand)
  • Command mini hook (on hand)
  • Hot glue gun (on hand)

Optional- make your own framed mirror

Step 1: (skip to Step 2 if you have a framed mirror) Cut the four pieces of moulding at a 45 degree angle. Once you have all your pieces cut, use the wood glue and glue all the four pieces together. Do not glue to the mirror yet, especially if you plan to spray paint it a different color. After the glue dries, spray paint the frame to the color of your choice. Lastly, use wood glue to glue the frame to the mirror and wait until it dries.

Step 2: Use a command mini hook to hold the end of the string lights in place.

Step 3: Use your hot glue gun to glue the all the light bulbs around the frame.

Step 4: After the light bulbs are glued to the frame, grab your ping pong balls and your Exacto knife to make 'X' incisions.

Step 5: Place all the ping pong balls in the light bulbs and done!

Thanks for reading!

I will be posting my entire makeup collection on my other blog,, coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. it looks so cute! are the light bright enough with the ping pong balls covering them?


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