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Sunburst Mirror

I know…these mirrors are everywhere…I love them. It looks so pretty on my wall! The finished size of this mirror is 36″in diameter.


This is what you’ll need:  46-50 paint stir sticks; wood base, 7” embroidery hoop, 7” circle mirror, gorilla glue or hot glue, paintbrush, Xacto knife, plastic spray paint (optional, and not necessary if you use a wood hoop), craft paints in various colors; picture hanger

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First you will need to trim off the curved part of the paint stick.


Take your paint sticks and put them around the mirror to see how many you will have to paint. I used two different colors.

You can paint the stir sticks whatever color you like with craft paint.  Mine are painted with two colors, Metallic Sahara Gold and Metallic Taupe (mixed with a little gold), both colors by Folk Art.  You’ll need two coats.


Attach the sticks with either Gorilla Glue or hot glue.  I used Gorilla Glue because it dries slower so I could move the sticks around a bit if I needed to.  Only a tiny bit though because it foams!  I painted over the plastic spray paint on the embroidery hoop with a first layer of the darker sahara gold craft paint.


Add your second layer of sticks right on top between the other sticks.image_thumb

If you get glue anywhere you don’t want it, use your exacto knife to remove the excess.

But a hanger on the back…and there you go…all ready to hang.


I also made a skewer mirror using the same techniques but with skewers.


On this mirror I added a strand of beads all around the inside of the mirror:


I liked it so much I added the beads to my sunburst mirror!



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