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Make Compact Mirrors with a Button Maker!

Updated on November 14, 2015
Mylar, Shell, Shim, Collet Ring and Mirror parts are used to create a Mirror Button.
Mylar, Shell, Shim, Collet Ring and Mirror parts are used to create a Mirror Button.

Compact Mirrors Make Great Novelty Items

Looking for a great novelty item to add to your inventory, trying to find a new way to show off your custom designs, well look no further!

Start making these trendy little mirrors with a 2-1/4" or larger button making machine.

Are you a graphic designer or talented artist? This economy is not easy for anyone, but many are turning to making mirrors, pinback buttons and other crafts to get their work noticed and purchased.

Do you want to offer unique items that are also inexpensive? Whether you sell online or have a retail shop, these mirrors are great. Your customers want the unique items without the expensive price tag. You can still ask a premium price, but it's not as expensive as other items out there.

Mirror Buttons make wonderful gifts for any occasion. Learn more about how to start making and selling mirrors today.

The professional button makers are durable, easy to use and portable.
The professional button makers are durable, easy to use and portable.

2-1/4" Professional Button Machine Makes Mirrors

If you want to make a mirror then you need this machine. I listed 2-1/4" in the title because this is the smallest mirror size available. They also come in 2-1/2", 3" and 3-1/2" sizes. It's very easy to use, portable, and reliable. The mirrors are great for custom gifts, promotional items for spas or salons or even trade show giveaways.

You may want to get a Rotary Cutter to cut fabric into the correct size circle if you are using fabric instead of paper. The circle for your mirror button will be larger than the button itself because it wraps around and then gets crimped under for a clean finished product.


I had a scrap piece of fabric and decided to make this into a mirror button.
I had a scrap piece of fabric and decided to make this into a mirror button.

Why Make Mirror Compact Buttons

Maybe you have to be a female to really appreciate mirror buttons.
Believe me these are so adorable and I can't even keep one in my possession.
I even tried to customize my button with my nickname, "CloverGirl".

It didn't work!! Someone really wanted my mirror because they thought it was so cool.

So Why Make Mirror Buttons...

1.) Market them to stores that cater to female accessories.

  • They are great as small gifts. Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or even Sweetest Day!
  • Add to a purse or tote you are selling as a "bonus" gift.
  • Customize mirrors to promote their store.

2.) Market them to salons, spas.

  • Great as giveaways, promotional uses.
  • Market to any field that makes women look fabulous.

Which size mirror is better?

Which size mirror is better?

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Various Materials You Can Use

  1. Paper: Design your own graphics and print them out. Cut out pictures from books. Use stickers.
  2. Fabric
  3. Kiwi Paper: You are supposed to be able to sew on this paper too. (Make sure it's not too thick or it will not crimp)
  4. Accent Rings: Decorate your button with a foil ring.

Adjustable Rotary Cutter

This is the type of cutter that is best for cutting fabric into the correct size for your mirror buttons.
This is the type of cutter that is best for cutting fabric into the correct size for your mirror buttons.

Make Mirrors with Fabric

Mirror buttons are such amazing novelty items! When you add a fabric with cute designs it just makes it that more unique. The fabric can have a design or you can monogram the fabric before adding it to your mirror. When using fabric you do not put the mylar on top..instead you can place it under the fabric to help with the button making process since your fabric may want to shift in the machine.

Your fabric mirror buttons will make a great hit for novelty stores, festivals or new addition to your online store. They make great inexpensive gifts for the holidays including Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.


Watch How You Can Make Your Own Compact Mirror!!

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