While the children were still in school I began remodeling our family room. I started by repainting the walls and adding some wall decals.
I created a family photo with interchangeable photos to hang over our fireplace and then got to work on creating this fun Sunburst mirror.
It was really easy to make and cost under $10.
- 2 sheets of white poster board – $1 each
- Cardboard – $0
- Black spray paint – $4
- Small black mirror – $1
- Hot glue sticks – $1
- Hot glue gun – $1
First, I divided the poster board into equal sized rectangular strips. I marked each strip with a diagonal line.
Next I cut each strip and then hand drew the shape I wanted at the tip of each sunburst petal. After drawing each petal, I cut out the shape of each petal point.
Once all of the tips were cut, I cut a circle from a piece of cardboard. I spray painted the cardboard black to match the black mirror I used for the center. Once the cardboard dried I hot glued the mirror to the center of the cardboard.
In order to create the shorter petals in the center of the sunburst, I cut off most of the length of the strip. I did the same for the second layer of petals only I cut off a little less of the length of the strip.
I began hot gluing the petals starting with one of the shortest positioned at the north, south, east and west positions of my cardboard circle.
I continued filling in petals and layering until I had the finished project below. The full size of the sunburst is 36 inches by 36 inches.