Hello! So, I realize there are about a million tutorials all over the blogosphere for these and I'm probably on the back side of the trend but I was so excited about these that I figured I'd share anyway.
I made two mirrors. I wanted one large and one small so I bought two different sizes of mirrors. The larger of the two was $1.49 and the smaller was $0.99. I picked up two packages of barbeque skewers and a sheet of foam core poster board at the Dollar Tree.
I placed both mirrors on the board and traced them...
...then I cut out the circles.
I found the center of each circle and stuck a skewer in it to mark it off.
Then, I hot glued the skewers around, meeting in the middle and trying to evenly space them.
Then, I glued a skewer at the edge of the board between each of the skewers affixed at the middle.
Then, I glued more on either side of those glued at the edge of the board but glued them at the in-between point of the other skewers.
Finally, just for good measure, I glued the crap out of it. I put a thick coat of hot glue over the whole thing just to make sure it all stuck together.
View from the top :)
I painted one oil-rubbed bronze and the other heirloom white, making sure to evenly coat all sides of the skewers and the piece of foam board.
I poked a hole in the back of the foam board for hanging. I love the finished product! This one is big - almost three feet wide.
(Yes, I realize this isn't perfectly centered on the wall. For now, it's good enough!)
For the smaller one, I used the same process but first cut the skewers in half.
It's just what my downstairs bath needed!
The total cost for this project was $5 - for BOTH MIRRORS! $2.50 for the mirrors themselves, $2.00 for two packages of skewers and $0.50 for the foam board. I had the paint on hand.
For $5.00, I don't care if I'm behind the times or coming in at the tail end of this trend. I love my mirrors :)
Have you made any DIY sunburst mirrors like this? I know I've seen so many beautiful variations out in blogland...if you have, link it up in the comments below! I'd love to see!