I know! I know! The starburst mirror isn't a new concept and has been pretty popular for a while, but what is a funky Mid Century house (or any house for that matter) without one?! I'm sure there are many DIY tutorials all over the blogosphere, but after making a few for myself and others, I thought I would put together a little one of my own. Here are a few DO's (and DON'Ts)
- a large mirror for the center (My top starburst was a 10" mirror),
- a wooden crochet hoop thingy (big enough for your mirror to fit into, mine was 10")
- 48 dowels of whatever thickness you want. I actually used 2 different size dowels, thickness wise, and mixed them up... not because I am super creative, but because I didn't realize some were smaller until I got a cuttin and was to lazy to run back to the store. But I really do like how it turned out in the end.
- hot glue gun
- tough cardboard to use as base to adhere mirror and dowels to
3- cut dowels to desired lenths. I used a miter saw and cut them to lenths of 16", 14" and 12".
4 - find a pattern that you like. I used a "TALL, SHORT, MEDIUM, SHORT, MEDIUM, SHORT, TALL" pattern and it only took me about 8 days to figure out this pattern out! So unless your feeling really creative...save yourself a lot of time and feel free to use this pattern:)
5 - hot glue the dowels on
8 - after paint is dry, adhere the big mirror in the middle with hot glue and randomly add mirrors of whatever size you want.
Oh, also... this is pretty much what my dining room looks like 24/7...always some fancy craft going on.
Very interesting body proportions on the little peeps miss Ava.....:) Love her!