I have been seeing Sunburst Mirrors all over blogland. Lots and lots made with bamboo skewers or chopsticks. But the one I saw this morning made me go…Hey I can do that! To see what got me so excited, check out My Blessed Life’s Blog.
I’ve had a bag full of clothespins that I found at Goodwill for.ev.er. ago. The price tag is still attached…$1.99. Granted…half are regular spring- type pins but those are NOT what I used. I also had a 6″ mirror that was given to me by DH’s client (who happens to make security mirrors). The client, not the husband, lol. Time to put 2 and 2 together.
I did a test run just to see if I liked it. Yup…this will work just fine! Please note that this is NOT a flat mirror, it is concave. Bowl shaped in case you’re wondering. (Remember the security mirror manufacturer mentioned above?) Still it will work just fine.
I didn’t want to leave them plain so I dug these out of my file cabinet. What? Isn’t that where you keep your paints? You’d be amazed at what’s in those drawers… glues sticks, rubber bands, more glue sticks, playing cards….anyway… I watered down the paint for more of a washed look. I just didn’t want them glaring with color.
I mixed four different shades….yellow, yellow-orange, orange-yellow, and orange. Sounds real scientific doesn’t it? Now its time to break out the glue gun.
I added them 4 at a time so I could just eyeball the placement. Yeah, that’s me, the risk taker, ha ha. I started with north, south, east and west. If you are a bit scared you could measure it all out but I’m not real patient like that. I’m more like….ok let’s just see this done.. kinda gal.
I put a big blob (technical term) of hot glue on the heads of the clothespins and attached them to the mirror. It took me a couple tries to get the right amount of glue. Takes about a dime sized blob. Yes it is a technical term, just look it up.
Anybody else have trouble photographing mirrors? At least it’s upside down and you can’t really tell that it’s a bit messy. If you can….ignore it, k?
I could probably make decor items everyday for a year with all the craft stuff I’ve collected. Yeah, maybe not…we’ll see.
Update: I added the placemat to help it stand out against the kitchen wall.
Best tip of the day… Even if you have NO idea what you will make with it but it speaks to you…listen! Pick it up right then and there. You never know when inspiration will strike.
I didn’t buy a single thing to complete this project. I had everything on hand. Cost….$0. Yay! === Update 2: Adding the place mat added .25. ~~~ 25 cents!
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