This DIY sunburst mirror project doesn’t have to be a spring/summer idea. I think it has a star effect so it’s great year round. It’s an easy and fun project to work on. There are two parts to this project but you can always stop at Part 1. Thanks to My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies for the beautiful mirror project.
I have been seeing sunburst mirrors all over Pinterest. So many different ideas and materials were used by some very creative people.
I decided I’d make one for myself using materials I had on hand.
For this project I used:
Aluminium metal embossing foil sheet
embossing folder (you could free hand a pattern or use a stencil)
embossing decorative wheel tool (optional for finishing the edges)
teflon embossing tool (you can use a regular pencil instead)
scissors to cut the metal
hammer and a nail
small piece of wire
Silver Charger Plate
handful of glass filler beads
hot glue gun
alcohol inks (you can also use glass paint or leave the metal as is depending on the look you want)
Quick Grip all purpose permanent adhesive
Most of these supplies I had on hand. The charger plate and craft mirror were purchased at Hobby Lobby for a whopping $6.00. The embossing folder that I used for this design can also be obtained at Hobby Lobby for $5.00. The embossing folder is typically used for paper crafting or scrapbooking, but it works for metal as well.
Step One:I cut out 8 triangle pieces from the metal and using an embossing folder and a paper stump, I rubbed the pattern onto the metal. Then I drew a line down the center with a teflon embossing tool and finished the edges with a decorative wheel embossing tool. I bent each finished triangle slightly in the middle to give each point and 3-D effect.
I colored the metal with alcohol inks and q-tips.
Images from My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies.