Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another Sunburst Mirror

Have you guys seen those awesome sunburst mirror tutorials? I know, Duh right? They are everywhere and were kind of a big deal - like two years ago.  Either way, I have finally gotten around (two years later) to making one - yay for me!  I decided to take on the task of coming up with a mirror with nothing but things found at the dollar store, you know I like to roll that way.  So here is yet again another diy sunburst mirror, enjoy.

Supply List:
- 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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  1. Turned out great! It's funny, I shared my sunburst mirror tutorial today too :)

  2. Cute! I might give this one a try. Some of the sunburst mirrors look time consuming enough to give me a heart attack. ;)

    1. This was so easy Jess!! I agree, some of them seem way over my skill level :).

  3. It's so cute! How do you come up with these ideas? You rock!

  4. Love this! My daughter has just moved in to a new apartment and I think I'm going to make her one of these this weekend!

    1. Oh yay!! I'd love to see it when you are done!! Have fun!!

  5. this is pretty impressive! wow!
    i'm your newest follower from the almost friday thursday blog hop! thanks for linking up :)

    1. So sweet, thanks Morgan! I always love the blog hop!!

  6. Neat idea! Love how it turned out.

  7. This turned out really really cute, Megan. Love it! Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag.