Sunburst Mirror

You can create an eye catching mirror with just a few simple materials! The craft sticks that make up the frame are taken up a notch with a coat of liquid gilding and arranged in a sunburst design. I think this will look perfect in an entryway--the mirrored surface and gold color working in harmony to open up and brighten the space all at once. Plus, it’s always nice to have a last minute mirror check before you head out the door!

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    Gather your materials.
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    Paint the craft sticks with liquid gilding. I found that because the sticks are raw wood, this took about two coats to get a good color. You don’t have to paint the entire stick, because part will be hidden behind the mirror.
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    With a pair of scissors, cut about half of the sticks in half. These will be used for the second layer.
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    Lay out your sticks in a pattern on the back of the mirror. I chose to place the first layer at alternating heights to create a sunburst look, then filled in the gaps with the shorter second layer. Glue them in place according to the instructions on the back of the E6000 tube.
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    Finally, glue down the gold macrame hoop. This will provide a lip on the back for you to hang the mirror from.
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    Once the glue has dried, hang your sunburst up to admire!
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