Sunburst Mirrors was a phase I thought would pass so I didn't purchase one. But they are still around and there are so many different styles.
Here are some pretty ones...
I especially like the last one - it is from Crate & Barrel. The rest are from Simply Mirrors.
I started thinking...what if I could make one? What if I could make one from stuff from the Dollar Store or from cheap stuff from Lowe's? And so it became a challenge.
Here is the play by play on how I created this mirror with Popsicle sticks, a pizza pan, Mardi Gras beads, glue and paint.
First I wanted a base so I purchased a cheap pizza pan from Target. I then took a hammer and nail and made two small holes on each side of the pan. I took picture wire and thread it through each hole and secured it by twisting it around itself. I tested it on the wall to make sure it would hang nicely before I started on the project.
I was all set to glue the Popsicle sticks onto the pan but I realized the glue wouldn't stick. So I cut out a piece of brown craft paper and glued that to the backside of the pan using Tacky Glue.
Then I placed my mirror from the dollar store in the center of the pan with some tape to hold it in place. I also placed the beads as well so I could gauge where I wanted to put the Popsicle sticks. I decided to place one stick coming out at every bead so they would be evenly spaced apart.
When all the sticks were placed down I painted them with gesso and then white craft paint. I then layered antique gold paint on top and then a layer of acrylic varnish.
I like the way the paint beaded against the pan. If you wanted a solid look I would paint the pan first.
It was easy to hang since I had wired it before beginning the project.