Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sunniest of them all? You shine like a star and beam like the sun, so why shouldn’t your DIY projects do the same? I have always been drawn to celestial elements, especially the Sun- the center of our solar system. Get drawn into magnetic fields and glow your way into decedent glamour with a sunburst of your own. A sun-drenched mirror is a sure way to reflect a happy home. Get inspired by luxe designer mirrors and all things bright and gold that gleam and glow… and get involved! I created this fab mirror that was feature in Rue Magazine, shot by the j’amazing MICHAEL FINE
To create your own sunburst mirror, start by gluing down wooden dowels (available at all major home improvement stores) to a cardboard circle base. Continue to glue and rotate in a circular motion. Hold in place till each dowel has set before moving onto the next. After applying ample amounts of glue, add extra cardboard support wedges between dowels to hold in place. Add another circular piece of cardboard to the top, which the mirror will be placed upon. To create the mirror: glue ping pong balls along the outside edges with your glue gun. Add a rope detail around the mirror for another rich detail. Using gold spray paint (P.S.- Krylon is my favorite), spray both the dowels and mirror on a covered surface outdoors. You will need a few coats! Adhere the mirror to the sunburst base by using either a glue gun (depending on the weight of your mirror) or a stronger adhesive if necessary. Use wall mounting accessories to hang your sunburst mirror. P.S.- Have fun, Sunshine!