I have been wanting a starburst mirror for a while now! The are one of the hottest trends right now, and of course I had to jump on the bandwagon. I would go out and buy one, but they are SO expensive! Why buy it when you can make it, right? Only thing is, I don't like to create things just like everybody else. I decided use another new trend to create my very own version of the starburst mirror!
Small Mirror ($1 at the dollar store)
Toilet paper rolls (about 5) and Paper Towel Rolls (2)
Hot Glue Gun
White Spray Paint (already had)
A little patience
Total cost: $1!
First, I flattened my toilet paper roll lengthwise. I then cut approximately 1/2 inch strips (across).
I used my hot glue gun to glue pieces of the toilet paper roll together, see picture below. The process of creating this "frame" around the mirror is pretty self-explanatory.
Please excuse the condition of this table. It is my little "work bench" I use for hot gluing, painting, etc.
I used my mirror as a guide, but be sure you don't glue the cardboard to the mirror just yet. That will be your very last step. Continue to glue your cardboard pieces until your starburst frame reaches the size you desire.
After I finished my pattern, I simply applied a couple of coats of white spray paint. Once the paint was dry, I "stretched" the frame to fit around the mirror and used my hot glue gun to to attach it.
To hang my new mirror, I used the tab from a coke can. I just glued it to the back of the mirror!
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