I'm excited to show you how I used a few dollars' worth of materials and a few minutes' time to create a sunburst mirror for my laundry room. I had a nice mirror here once upon a time, but I ended up using it in my guest room. So the area over the sink has been nekkid for awhile--until today!
Inspired by all the sunburst mirrors I've seen lately, I decided to try to make one for myself. Dollar Tree was my source for materials. I purchased a large glass plate, three packs of clothespins, and a small round mirror (actually a candle base). I already had a small glass plate on hand.
First I clipped clothespins all around the small plate.
Then I hot-glued my mirror right in the middle of the clothespins.
Next I clipped clothespins all around the circumference of the large plate. Then I flipped the large plate over and glued a "hanger" (actually the pop-top from a canned soda) onto the back. Very fancy. Note: The finished project will be heavy, so the hanger needs to be adhered with strong glue. I started with hot glue, but went back later and glued it with Gorilla Glue. Hot glue was not strong enough to hold the hanger for this project.
When everything was dry, I hot-glued the small plate right on top of the large plate.
A close-up shot:
And a larger shot to show you a bit more of my laundry room. This is a small room, so the decor is bright and cheerful. Now if I could just get all those folded clothes put away!
Total cost: $5 plus a couple of glue sticks and a small glass plate from my party cupboard
Total time: 30 minutes, maybe? Less than it took me to take photos and write this post!
I'm also sharing this for Show and Tell at Be Different, Act Normal.