Do you love Sunburst Mirrors as much as I do?
I repurposed a ceiling medallion and made my own:
DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror!
I am totally in love with it!
Here's the tutorial....
1 x 12 inch wooden ring - Michaels
1 x 5 inch round mirror - Michaels
2 x Crystal beaded bracelet, smokey grey color - Michaels
1 pack of 14mm Aqua Shell Beads - Michaels
1 x 10 inch Westinghouse ceiling medallion - Home Depot
2 sheets of Scrapbook Paper: 'My Minds Eye, 29th Street Market', each sheet features two coordinating patterns (this is the same paper I used to make my DIY Coasters) - Michaels
Hot glue gun
1 Sheet white computer paper
1 Command Hook or a nail to hang the mirror
With the white computer paper make two templates for your sunburst rays. Make one large and one small. I just eyeballed the width and shape I wanted. The large one is 4 inches long and the small one is 3 inches long.
Cut out each template.
Using the templates, trace onto the scrapbook paper several large and small rays. Just trace around the outside edge of each template. Use both the back and front of the scrapbook paper to alternate the colors. Cut out each sunburst ray. ( I made 20 large rays and 20 small rays). Fold each paper ray lengthwise to give each ray some dimension so they do not lay flat. You can see what I mean in the pic below and in the first pic in this post. Lay each one around the ceiling medallion, in the manner you like, alternating small ones with the large ones, so you get an idea of how many to make.
Attach mirror with hot glue onto the ceiling medallion so that it is centered too.
Cut the end of the elastic cord that is holding the crystal beads onto the bracelets. Remove all the crystals from the bracelet. Restring the crystals by reusing the elastic cord that is used in the bracelet. See below. Add as many crystals as is required to go around the outer edge of your mirror. I used 73 crystals. Tie the elastic cord in a tight knot and cut the ends. Gently pull one bead over the knot so that it is hidden.
Attach string of crystal beads, using hot glue, around outside of mirror. You do not need to glue down every bead...I glued the strand down in about 7 places.
Cut the strands of aqua shell beads to separate the beads, as above. Attach individual beads with hot glue around outer edge of crystals. I used 34 shell beads. I had to overlap slightly the last 2 beads to make them fit, but don't think it really shows too much.
That's it you are done! This was so fun to make!!!
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Written by Heather at Setting for Four
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