I have been in the process of filling up the walls in our new house. I love to create art, but have been trying to stretch myself away from my normals. I don’t want everything on the walls to be pictures of us or inspirational painted signs. I have been trying to take what I learned about staging shelves, and apply that to these walls. I came up with this DIY Sunburst mirror. They are a fun mix of art with texture.
If you remember my DIY Mirrors, I made colorful mirrors for about $3. I still love them, but they were a little small to hang on the wall by themselves. I decided to turn them into these DIY sunburst mirrors. I love the contrast between the color and rustic nature of the sticks. You wont believe how I made these! It all started with a plate.
I took one of our plastic plates that the kids eat most of their meals on and I spray-painted it a grayish color. I wanted the background to be a more natural color that would blend in better with the sticks. Once the plate was dry, I hot glued one of my DIY Mirrors to the center.
Next, I gathered a bunch of sticks (or you can also buy a small bag of wood chips or mulch and pick out the larger pieces), and I started hot gluing them around the plate’s edge.
I simply put a small dab of hot glue onto the plate’s edge and stuck a stick on top. I think the only special trick to this mirror is making sure you layer the sticks on top of each other to fill in the cracks. My goal was to create a pretty solid sunburst look to cover up the plate and make a more textured look. I glued new sticks on top of other sticks to cover up cracks of open space.
I just kept gluing around the plate until it was covered up and I was back to where I started. I loved how it came out, so I made two more!
I didn’t have to buy any new supplies to turn the DIY Mirrors into the DIY Sunburst Mirrors. Don’t you love when you have everything to make a project? I’m trying to get more thrifty with my supply expenses. This was fun to see we didn’t need anything. I just might have to clean dishes more since we are now three lunch plates shorter now :).
I probably should have first drilled a hole in the back of the plate to create a way to hang this up on the wall. I didn’t think of it then. So, I simply hot glued some string in a loop on the back. Once the glue was dried, I covered it up with even more hot glue. I then used a super glue above where the string went into the hot glue for extra reinforcement. It worked!
My foyer is coming together! I love the way these mirrors look with our bench and welcome area. I have a few more ideas, but it is encouraging to see this new house start to feel like us. It’s been four months since we moved. I never would have thought we would still be setting up house. Can we say I was naive and an inexperienced mover!?
If you like colorful foyers like me, then you must check out my friend Kelly’s. She is in the process of transforming her more serious foyer into a colorful space. I may want to steal her new Turkish Kilim rug. You wont believe it. Check it out here!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!