Diy sunburst mirror tutorial
What I love most is the pattern. But in order to recreate it you have to get a little technical. You’re also going to need a few inexpensive supplies in order to make you’re diy sunburst mirror.
12” skewers x 100
- Traced the mirror onto a cardboard piece
- Find the centre of the 5″ cardboard circle ,draw a vertical and horizontal line creating four sections.
- draw two lines intersecting those lines creating 8 sections. then separate each section into three by drawing two more lines. Creating 24 equally spaced sections. Then draw a second circle about an inch in from the edge. Here’s what that looks like:
Separate bamboo skewers into 4 groups of 24 and trim off the ends. you can used pruning shears to cut them:
- The first group will be used as is (12″).
- Remove 3″ to 3 1/2″ from the second group,
- Remove 4″ to 4 1/2″ from the third group
- Remove 5″ to 5 1/2″ from the 4th group.
The half-inch difference depends on how pronounced you want the difference in lengths to be.Glue the first group of 24 on each line on the cardboard, use only a thin layer of hot glue. You don’t want to have globs of glue all over because it will make it harder later when you’re adding the last set. Also try to keep them as evenly spaced as possible this will help for later on too.
Next, add the second set of skewers, but only glue them up to the second circle line. Your going to add two on either side of every other of the first set. Here also using a small amount of glue.
Next work your way out from there add two of the next size all around and then the last size. So you get a staggered pattern
You can then add a reinforcing layer of glue atop all the skewers to make sure they stay in place. Now it’s time for the fun part, the paint.
I used Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in gold.
First remove all the glue webs and angle the can when spraying so you cover the sides as well as the top of the skewers.
Glue the mirror directly to the skewers
DIY Sunburst Mirror Cost Breakdown:
Mirror had it
Skewers £1.80 (Publix)
Gold Spray Paint £2.40
Gorilla Glue £4.30
Total: £8.50 (Yay!) Original price £300 to bargain!
I love it so much I’m thinking to make one for my mum christmas present perhaps I will try and do a bigger one for her
reference from Small Home Love