Penny Starburst Mirror
Here's an easy project that will help use up those pennies you probably have sitting around in a jar somewhere. I created this cute little starburst mirror with just a few materials.
I used the smallest size mirror from a set of mirrors I bought at Target and a simple plywood circle from Michaels, but you could also use any mirror with a flat frame.
I used some Minwax Red Chestnut stain that I already owned to quickly stain the wood circle. One coat of stain was all it needed to match the pennies. I wasn’t interested in making all the pennies look perfectly brand new, so I gave them a quick cleaning, no brushing or scrubbing involved. After dry-fitting the first row, I started gluing. I went with hot glue. Despite the stringy mess hot glue creates, I figured that minor annoyance was better than gluing my fingers together with super glue.
I played around a little and created a pattern switching between the fronts and backs of the pennies. Then I added a second level to the first row to give it a little more dimension.
And that’s about it for me and my new mirror. I think I’ll call it Abe. Hope this inspires you to create something new with materials you’ve already got.
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