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DIY: Sunburst Mirror

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Here is a long long-due and promised post on the Sunburst mirror tutorial. A lot of readers emailed me to know how to make this sunburst mirror, so here I’m sharing it with you all lovely and wonderful readers 🙂

 
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Supplies:
Hardboard -2 (8 Inches diameter)
Mirror-1 (8 Inch diameter)
Skewers 32 (I used broom sticks though)
Glue gun
Embroidery mirrors in 2 sizes
Stones/sequins
Card stock
Craft glue
Scissors
Hook
Acrylic color of your choice
Paint Brush
Step 1:
Get a mirror of your desired size. Stick the back of the mirror to the hardboard with glue.
 
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Step 2:
Cut the card stock diameter greater (Approx. 2 Inches) than the hardboard/mirror’s diameter  Now on this card stock draw a circle with a diameter of 4 Inches less than a mirror and cut it with a paper cutter/knife. The inner circle is of no use. Keep the remaining part.
 
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Step 3:
Paste this card stock on the mirror as shown.
 
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Step 4:
Stick sequins/stone in a way so that it is half on mirror and half on card stock.
 
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Step 5: 
Now mark the back side of the mirror i.e. on the hardboard side as shown in the pic. Tag every mark with B for Big Skewer. M for Medium Skewer, S for Small Skewer. If you want to keep all the skewers in the same size then no need to tag them.
 
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Step 6:
Cut the skewers into three different sizes. Small, medium & big as shown in pic.  
 
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Step 7:
Stick all the skewers accordingly. That is a big skewer on tag B, medium on M & small on S. Let it dry for at least 2 hr. Refer pic below.
 
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Step 8:
Now stick another circular hardboard on this arrangement of skewers (i.e. on the back side of the sunburst mirror) and fix the hook on it to hang it on the wall.
 
Step 9:
Turn the mirror side up. Now start sticking embroidery mirrors on these skewers in a manner that you like. Try different orientations and go for the one you like most.
 
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Step 10:
Now color all the skewers in golden color or color of your choice. Let it dry.
The Sunburst mirror is ready. You can go wild with your imagination. Try making one and let me know.
 
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Here is my sunburst mirror that looks beautiful against my mango yellow wall.
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Hope you love this and will try this 🙂
Happy crafting!!
Disha

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