Monday, May 03, 2010

Another Starburst Mirror...

No wonder I have seen tutorials and numerous DIY's of how to make a starburst mirror at home....cuz it is EASSSYYY! A friend from work mentioned she liked them so of course I thought, I can make it way cheaper!  So I did, and gave it to her for her birthday:)

Here's what it took:
1- package of skewers
1- Styrofoam half ball
1- can of spray paint (I used aluminum)
1- 1 glue gun and glue
1- Scissor
Packages of mirrors in varying sizes based on preference:)

Since I had most of this on hand, it cost about five dollars for all of it.  Most of it from your local Dollar store:)

I used the Styrofoam ball to hold the skewers while painting.  I just found this was easier than trying to turn the sticks while holding, etc...

Now cut the skewers to varying lengths and space them out around the back of the mirror.   I eyeballed it for spacing but if you are a bit more Type A than me, use a ruler and draw on the back of the mirror.

Then just glue them in place and when done cut out a piece of cardboard to glue to the back so you can attach a hook for hanging.

And VOILA!!!

C'est magnifique, non? (Mandy, if your reading this are you proud of my en francais skills???)

Easy, about twenty minutes of work and some sparkly decor:)

Have a happy Monday everyone!  I'm feeling good as the countdown to Holland is like 12 days!! woot, woot!!

Linking to:
The Girl Creative

Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Making the World Cuter


 Transformation Thursday


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Sherry said...

Very smart. I love how it looks!

Meg said...

Wow, that turned out so great. And it WAS easy! I'm sure your friend was thrilled with the thoughtful gift.

I'd love for you to check out my blog for a CSN give away! Have a wonderful day!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Gorgeous! I have to try this and then make some for gifts. Very cute and clever.

G+D said...

This looks fantastic! Wonderful job!

Jen said...

Girl, I've seen these in all my Decor mags but I had no idea how to make them! You made it look so easy!! I love DIY projects.... this one might just have to be my next one! Thanks Dear!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Great job!!!! So creative!

m ^..^

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

What a creative idea! This looks amazing!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

MessyMissy said...

Fun idea!! It seems I always have those skewers rolling around. That came out really modern. :-)

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Ah!!! I paid about $30 for mine. Sigh.... I love this! Looks awesome!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a great mirror!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

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