How to make a cat mirror

September 28, 2016Ama Buffin

diy-plywood-cat-mirror-pinI use to keep all my make-up in a purse. I don’t have a specific place to store it and carry it all around the house. As you can imagine, I lost it quite often! Sadly I broke the mirror a few day ago…It was a plain plastic one, but still essential to apply make-up! So making a new one sounds like a perfect DIY idea.

You will need some simple material to complete this project: 6mm plywood, a small round mirror (mine is 6 inches diameter), a jigsaw, a compass, a ruler, hot glue, wood glue and sanding paper.


Begin to trace the cat head, using the compass trace a circle on the plywood panel. The circle radius must be 1/2 inch bigger than the mirror one.


To trace the cat hears, draw two lines from the circle center. Both lines must form a 90 degree angle together. To make the hears tips measure 2 inches on each line stating from the circle. From this point, draw a triangle to make each hear.


Use a jigsaw to cut out the cat shape. Cut carefully and don’t forget to use safety equipment. Cut also two extra triangles, you will need them to hold the mirror. The triangle side dimensions, from each side of the right angle, are 2 1/5 inches and 6 inches.


Sand every piece and pass a coat of varnish.


Apply some hot glue to fix the mirror on the plywood. Center it on the cat face.


You can use wood glue to fix the longer side of plywood triangles on the back of the cat head.


Wait for the glue to dry before to straighten your mirror. And ready, make up is gonna be much more fun! My 6 years old daughter love it, and she decided that it was perfect for her. So, I will have to make a second one for my self!



Comments (1)

  • Elise

    February 6, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    One of the absolute cutest cat related DIY’s I’ve seen!! I love it!!

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