Using up every last bit of makeup in a compact isn't the only way to get the most out of it. If you have a few compacts that are on their last legs, turn them into a DIY wall mirror rather than tossing them in the garbage.
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Whether you have an overflowing makeup drawer with nearly empty compacts or you're getting rid of makeup past its prime, this wall mirror is an easy way to reuse the compact mirrors. Of course, the more compacts you have, the more flexibility you have with designing your wall mirror. You need pliers, a hot glue gun and plywood. Get a piece of plywood that's large enough to be used as a backing for your mirror.
Cut the mirror away from the bottom part of the compact with the pliers, you may want to wear safety glasses in case any tiny pieces go flying. Attach a nail or other way to hang the completed mirror to the back of the plywood. Spray paint the plywood any colour you want, or leave it as is for a rustic look.
You can also spray paint the compacts to be uniform in colour, but make sure you cover the mirror part first. Mark the plywood with a spot for each mirror. Glue the mirrors and let them dry overnight. If you have compact mirrors that vary in size or shape, you can still do this project, it will just have a more abstract look.
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