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Spooky Funhouse Mirror

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This easy-to-make funhouse mirror guarantees double takes at any Halloween party.

Spooky Fun House Mirror

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Drill and 1-1/64-inch drill bit

Materials

  • 1 sheet 28x30-inch Plexiglas (#11230) 
  • Privacy mirrored window film 3x15-feet (#88148)
  • Window film application kit (#72745)
  • 1 (1"x4"x10') top choice white board (#941)
  • 1/2 pint flat black enamel paint (#43777)
  • 2 pieces pine lattice(1/3"x1.25"x8') (#5996) 
  • 1 box #16x1-inch brads (#128124)
  • 1 box #8x1-1/2-inch Flathead Phillips Wood Screws (#57234)
  • 1 (4 ounce) Titebond Wood Glue (#218256)

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Instructions

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the scariest one of all?  Build this spooky funhouse mirror and let the reflective fun begin!  A slight bend inward slims and lengthens your reflection. A slight bend outward adds width and heft.

Step 1

spooky mirror project illustration

Cut the 1"x4"x10' board to create one 1"x4"x61" section and one 1"x4"x59" section (or ask a Lowe's Associate to cut it).

Step 2

From the 1"x4"x61" section, cut 2 boards (B) to 30-1/8 inches. From the 1"x4"x59" section, cut 2 boards (A) to 28-5/8 inches.

Step 3

Using wood glue and #8 wood screws, butt joint the boards so that the 28-5/8-inch boards (A) overlap the ends of the 30-1/8-inch boards (B).

Step 4

Cut 2 pieces of lattice to 31-5/8 inches (C). Using wood glue and 1-inch brads attach the lattice pieces horizontally to the front edge of both of the 30-1/8-inch boards (B).

Step 5

Cut 2 pieces of lattice to 28-5/8 inches (D). Using wood glue and 1-inch brads attach the lattice pieces vertically to the back edge of both of the 28-5/8-inch boards (A).

Step 6

Paint the entire wooden frame black. Let dry.

Step 7

Follow directions included with the window film and application kit and carefully apply the window film to the Plexiglas sheet.

Step 8

Carefully bend the Plexiglas sheet and insert it between the lattice edges (C) and the boards (B). An inward bend slims and lengthens your reflection. An outward bend adds width and heft.