Yes, I’m one of the many bloggers DIYing sunburst mirrors. I’m sorry but these are just too much fun to make and not to mention uber cheap.
My husband being a painter I thought it would be most fitting to use paint sticks. Plus I had the added bonus of getting the paint sticks for free. Oh the perks!
What I used:16 – 5 gallon paint sticks 16 – 1 gallon paint sticks 7″ craft mirror 7″ wood embroidery hoop 11″ square piece of wood Hot glue gun Metallic Craft paint
I pretty much followed Centsational Girl’s directions, except doing it a little out of order cause that’s how I roll!
First I did a mock up, just laid it all out!
This is before I trimmed them all, but at least it gave me an idea on how many to paint.
Then I painted all my sticks and embroidery hoop (2 coats), I chose two gold metallic colors.
I spent a couple hours painting on Sunday and I have to say it was pretty relaxing.
The next day, the husband cut the sticks using a chop saw, unfortunately this part was a little out of my league.
I chose to vary the lengths at 9″ and 12″. We also ended up trimming the sides of the square too, because it seemed to show through when I did my mock up.
Now that everything was painted and cut it was time to start the fun part.
I haven’t used a glue gun since I was probably 10 and wow am I hooked again. Glue guns are bad ass.
So with my trusty glue gun I glued the 7″ mirror to the square wood piece and then glued my embroidery hoop over the mirror.
Once that was set I just started gluing the paint sticks around the mirror. I have to admit there was a little cursing and grunts trying to get the sticks evenly spaced but after some help from the husband I was able to get into the groove of things.
So for less than $20.00 I got this gorgeous sunburst mirror. Can’t beat that!
For my first sunburst mirror I thought it came out pretty good. I’m loving the metallic paint against the wood grain.
So what do you think?
Have you made a sunburst mirror before or do you plan to?