I’ve been on a major creative kick lately. Case in point, last week, I made this blue starburst mirror with some surprising materials. The instructions may look daunting, but it was actually quite simple.
Makeup Mirror (Dollar Store)
Wood BBQ skewers (Dollar Store)
Ribbon optional (Dollar Store)
Spray Paint (Hardware Store)
Sandpaper (Hardware Store)
Picture Hanging Hooks optional (Hardware Store)
Gorilla Glue (Craft Store)
Styrofoam Circle–1″-2″ thick (Craft Store)
- Cut wood BBQ skewers in half. I just used a ruler and scissors to measure and cut the skewers to the desired length.
- Sand the broken ends until they are smooth.
- Check that the Styrofoam circle is the same size or smaller than the mirror. If necessary, cut the circle to the appropriate diameter.
- Arrange the skewers (pointed side in) around the Styrofoam circle and push them in. You have the option of arranging the skewers evenly or at random depths like I did. Use the gorilla glue to secure the skewers into the Styrofoam. Let it dry for a few hours.
- Spray paint the foam and skewers.
- Attach the foam to the back of the mirror with gorilla glue. Make sure the foam is flush to the mirror. Let it dry for 24 hours.
- Optional: If the mirror has a trim, you can spray paint the trim to match the skewers.
- Optional: I attached the skewers to the back side of the Styrofoam, so there was a visible trim of Styrofoam. I covered this trim with ribbon.
- Optional: You can glue picture hanging hooks to the back of the completed mirror with gorilla glue.
I’m selling the completed mirror on our Etsy store for $15. Check out what other treasures we are selling at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ffolke.