Sometimes I think what is the use of pinning so many ideas on Pinterest if you never try to make them? So that is exactly what I have been trying to do lately.
I have completed my second attempt at a DIY sunburst mirror.
My first one can be found here and was made from cardboard and chalk paint and cost around $5.00 to make.
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DIY Dowel Rod Sunburst Mirror
For this project you will need:
- Dowel Rods in various sizes
- Metallic Paint
- Craft Paint Brush or Foam Brush
- 7 inch or larger round mirror
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
- Command Strips for hanging
For my second attempt, I decided to try it with dowel rods and silver paint. I was at the craft store and was pulling out several different sizes in dowel rods when I noticed a kid’s dowel rod craft kit hanging above them.
Precut dowel rods in various sizes for only $9.99! Jack Pot! So much less work than measuring and cutting different sizes by hand.
Painting the dowel rods in metallic acrylic paint was also easy and inexpensive. I used Dazzling Metallics paint in silver by DecoArt.
I purchased a 7 inch round mirror at the craft store for only $2.99. In total I have about $15.00 in the entire project. Definitely a bargain compared to retail prices for a sunburst mirror of a similar style and look.
Arranging the dowels around the mirror was probably the biggest challenge. The dowel rod kit only contained 4 of some of the larger sizes in dowels so creating a balanced ring around the mirror was a little difficult but I think it came out okay in the end. Actually I tried it so many times I forgot to take pictures of the whole process.
The best part, my dining room has a new retro mid-century style wall decor. Ever so slowly my home is becoming what I feel like it was meant to be all along – a modern home with mid-century style blended with southern comfort.
“And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32