1，Acrylic mirrors are a great choice for kids’ lockers, young children’s rooms, traveling or camping because they are less likely to break. Making your own acrylic mirror can be significantly less expensive than buying one, and allows you a bit more personalization with regard to size and framing. Additionally, it is easy enough for older kids to make themselves. All you really need is a photo frame without the glass–but make sure it has the backing–a thin sheet of plexiglass that will fit in the frame, some shiny silver craft foil and thin clear-drying glue.
Pour a small amount of the clear-drying glue into a small bowl and evaluate its thickness. The glue should be the same thin, pourable consistency of white school glue (but not the same color)–if it is not, thin the glue down with water.
Lay the plexiglass out on a clean, dry surface and brush a very thin layer of the glue over the entire area.
Lay the foil shiny side down onto the glued side of the plexiglass, being very careful not to wrinkle the foil.
Starting from the middle, carefully smooth the foil across the plexiglass, ensuring that there are no air bubbles between the foil and the plexiglass. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Trim any excess foil from the edges and place the plexiglass into the photo frame with the foiled side toward the back. Attach the backing and your mirror is ready to use.
2，DIY DecorHow to Flatten My Acrylic Mirror
By Holly Gee
Things You’ll Need
Two pieces of smooth glass
Safety gloves (wear gloves when handling the mirror and glass to protect your hands)
Framed, acrylic mirrors are common.
Acrylic mirrors are a fast and inexpensive way to decorate a room. Acrylic material doesn’t shatter and weighs much less than glass, but acrylic material warps easily when exposed to heat. If your acrylic mirror warps don’t throw it out, flatten it out and hang it back up.
Remove the backing. If the mirror is in a frame, wearing the safety gloves, gently pull out the mirror from the back with your hands.
Find two pieces of smooth glass that are longer and wider than the mirror.
Place one piece of glass on a protected surface in direct sunlight. Position the warped mirror, reflective side down, on the center of the glass.
Lay the second piece of glass on top of the mirror. Line up the edges with the bottom piece.
Allow the sun to heat the glass. When the mirror softens and is flat, move the glass sheets and mirror onto a protected surface in the shade until the acrylic material cools and hardens.
Remove the mirror from between the glass sheets. Replace it in the frame and reinstall the backing.