- Round Mirror from the dollar store (mine is from dollar tree)
- 3 packs of Wooden Chopsticks from the dollar tree (I found packs of 8)
- E3000 Glue
- Painters Tape
- Spray Paint of Your Choice (I used Rustoleum in Bronze)
First thing you need to do is glue down your first four chopsticks, which will be your map for the rest of them. Don't try and use hot glue - it just isn't strong enough to hold this all together. Also, E3000 is awesome glue but make sure you do this outside or in a well ventilated area - it stinks - really bad. After I had my four pieces glued I just eyeballed the rest and glued them around...its not perfect but I'm ok with that. You could probably be really precise and measure everything off but that involves too much thinking for me - at least for this project :).
- Let it dry for several days so the glue is set and then you are ready to paint!
I just taped over my mirror and spray painted my chopsticks. I used a spray paint that already had a primer built in so it was an easy two light coat process.
After that, I was ready to hang it. I took me forever to decide where I wanted it but ended up putting it up in our back hallway/laundry room area. To hang it up I used a metal bracket from a pack I found at Lowes and just glued the bracket to the back of the mirror to secure it.
After it had a couple of days to dry it was ready to hang.
I love this sunny mirror in our sunny laundry area. This project was so simple and easy...and cheap too! I'm kind of on a kick to finally get some artwork and photos on our walls. We pretty much have bare walls still - after two years of living here - I think its time.
Thanks so much for joining me today! So, how many of you have attempted a diy sunburst mirror? I would love to see them!! Or, have any of you thought of making one a thousand times and have never gotten around to making one? Share with me!
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