Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Starburst Mirror - My Version for about $5

I know, I know, everyone has made a starburst/sunburst mirror already. I'm a little behind the trend. Since I went to the trouble of making it, I figured I'd go ahead and share how I did it. 

Instead of making it with paint sticks, I used the smaller craft sticks, similar to Popsicle sticks only thinner. You can find them at Joann's or Michael's
While spray painting them I found they were too light and they would blow away. So i tried taping them down, it worked, but left part unpainted.- duh. So then I whipped out the spray glue and glued them down to the cardboard. That worked much better!

While the sticks were drying I cut a circle just a bit smaller than the mirror. I used the plastic lid of an ice cream bucket, but anything similar like cardboard or paperboard will work.

When the sticks were dry, I began gluing them to the circle, face up. I laid them down across from each other in an attempt to keep them evenly spaced. I made a little chart to show the pattern, something like this...

To attach the mirror, I used a strong adhesive

Laid the mirror down and let it dry.I got the mirror at the dollar store so this was a fantastically cheap project!! Only about $5 total!

After that was all dry I used a paper clip to hang it on the wall. I bent it slightly and then glued it down.

Here's how it turned out...

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