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Sunburst mirrors are beautiful, but you don’t want to spend too much money on one, right?This sunburst mirror only cost me three dollars to make myself.Whether or if you already have some of the goods on hand will determine how much extra your version will cost.Get the materials you need first.The Number One Reflecting Surface2 – glueScissors (No. 3)Sticks, or Skewers, Count: 4Number 5: Cardboard of sufficient thicknessSixth, a spherical object that is less large than the mirror.As a candle holder, I utilised a mirror-backed candlestick I found at the Dollar Tree.Before using one of these, you’ll need to take the felt backing off the mirror.Make a mirror image on some heavy cardboard.A strong box was employed.Sunburst mirrors have this back as its reflective surface.Trace a circle onto the cardboard using a circular item that is smaller than your mirror.The skewers for your kabobs should be positioned along this line as a guide.The original circle I created was too big, so I traced a smaller one within it using a ribbon spool.This explains why there are really 2 circles in the image above.You may experiment with the placement of the skewers on the cardboard to get the ideal size for your sunburst.I was limited to using 7″ sticks as skewers.Scissors are useful for this purpose.You probably shouldn’t use your best pair of scissors for cutting paper.The utility scissors that were included in my knife block came in handy.Until I was happy with the arrangement, I fiddled with the skewers.When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I took up each piece and carefully placed a drop of glue within the marked circle.Since E6000 dries considerably more slowly than hot glue, I had plenty of time to arrange the skewers before they were permanently attached.To use the E6000 successfully, I had to wait about 24 hours for it to dry.In order to keep the skewers submerged in the adhesive while it cured, I inverted a vase over them.

(A lot of adhesive was involved.

)I put a paper towel and a slow susan beneath the whole thing to help it spin and move around more easily.After the adhesive had dried, I covered the mirror with newspaper and painters’ tape.Next, I covered the coffee table with a stack of old newspapers and sprayed the entire area with a cheerful sunburst.There are two things I must disclose:One, in my eagerness to get started, I attached the mirror to the skewers before priming and painting them.Painting it before installing the mirror would have been much simpler.Since it was only about 5 degrees outdoors when I built this, the answer to your second question is yes: I sprayed painted it in my living room.It was too cold to paint in the garage.I didn’t think about the paint fumes, but the living room furniture was never in any danger.When it became too stuffy in here, I had to crack a window.Take a look at the final product.There are 16 inches of height to it.For the wall mounting, I utilised a 3M velcro strip.Here is how I’ve broken out the expenses:Mirror Skewers for Kebabs for a Dollar To the tune of $2I have all the supplies on hand (cardboard, glue, paint).

For a grand total of three dollars Do you want to get a preview of my current project?

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