More SUNBURST MIRRORS to blog about. I was inspired by this drawing I saw in the newspaper recently. I liked the way the sunbursts looked on the wall. I quickly visualized doing something like that on my foyer wall. So I . . . .
I needed at least five packs. Whenever I go to Michaels or any craft or fabric stores, I always print out coupons to cut down on costs. I had to make several trips to get the items I needed at discounted prices. I figured the total cost (including mirrors) for this project, just under $20.00. Wooden dowels are much thicker and easier to work with than skewers. Sorry to say, I've tried making a sunburst mirror out of skewers before and got very frustrated because I could not glue them on straight, no matter out hard I tried. I would start out placing them on, like clock hands, at 3, 6, 9 and 12, but once I tried filling the skewers in between, somehow they would become slanted. Thanks to a tutorial I found on sunburst mirrors, www.bystephanielynn.com, I was able to find and print out a circle template with "16 slices". I really needed this! Thank you Stephanie Lynn!!!
I then used the lines as a guide to adhering the dowels in the pattern shown. I didn't have to cut any sticks which made the gluing process move along quickly. I worked my way around the entire circle using the selected pattern.
This made for a more interesting design.
I recently finished more sunbursts to hang in my foyer. I am having so much fun in making these!!
I tried different patterns in arranging the skewers or rods.
Anyway, I love it!! Now I'm thinking about making smaller sunburst mirrors and adding them to the wall.