I have been wanting one of these starburst mirrors for some time now. I have seen many DIY versions and had not decided on how to proceed. About a year ago I purchased 2 packs of bamboo sticks from Michaels and a 6 inch mirror from Joannes Fabrics and Crafts. Still not knowing what design I wanted to end up with the project got shelved.
I have been trying to stash bust – not only fabrics and yarn, but also various crafts that have gone unfinished. Today I came across the supplies I had purchased
and decided to give it another try. I knew I needed something as a base to glue the sticks to and found this cross stitch frame that was just the right size.
I took it apart and only used the inner ring. At first I lined up the sticks around the circle frame just to make sure I liked their placement. The sticks were in varying sizes – some skinny and some thicker. Then I started to hot glue them in place.
I kept gluing until I had the entire circle covered. I needed to let go of the perfectionism – which is what I think sabotaged my original progress – and let the gaps between the sticks just naturally fall depending on the sticks size. After the circle was complete I placed a round of glue on the top of the frame and placed the mirror on top.
I knew I wanted this to hang over my bed – and once all the glue had set – that is exactly where I hung it.
Hope you like it and are inspired to try one for yourself.