I have been wanting to try to attempt to make my own Sunburst mirror. After a lot of researching, I finally came up with my own idea of how I wanted it. These are the materials you will need:
A round mirror. I bought mine at the Hobby Lobby in a packet that contained 2 of them!!
A roung piece of wood. I purchased mine a HL too for 70 cents
Skewers and drowels
Glue gun, LOTS of GLUE!!
Make sure you have a design in mind. I wanted mine to be for our bedroom, so I wanted to be big enough to hang on top of our bed. I layed out a pattern and visualized how I wanted it.
Draw lines using a ruler on your wood circle. I did mine halfwise , then in half again, and then I traced it diagonally. This gives you a reference to where to begin gluing the sticks
Glue away! I started with the drowels. I first made a "cross," and after that I started gluing more drowels in between those. I also put a round of glue on top of them. After this I started gluing the skewers so they looked in this pattern:
After this I glued the craft sticks, and put more and more glue! My finger actually got numb from pressing the glue gun so much!!! LOL!
Let dry. Yes, you have to be patient and let it dry completely.
Spray paint! I used the oiled rubbed bronze color from Krylon
Glue your mirror! make sure that the wood circle cannot be seen from the front. I used the wood glue stick!!
Let dry! You can also put a heavier book on top for weight.
Attach hardware and hang!! I actually used a left over from an old frame...LOL we recycle everything in my house!
Admire! and give yourself a pat in the back! you did it!