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Sunflower/Sunburst Mirror Made With Cardstock

9 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Easy

I’ve wanted a sunflower/sunburst mirror for a while. I found a couple that I liked at the store, however, I wasn’t a fan of the price. After some research, I knew the best material for this project was heavyweight cardstock. I was going to use a circular mirror but I decided I needed something on top to decorate, then, Eureka! I will use a wood embroidery hoop and clothespins. They are easy to find and
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

 Check out the video above to learn how to make this sunflower mirror on your own! OR you could always just follow this step-by-step guide. No matter what you do I’m sure you’ll enjoy making this gorgeous mirror.

Check out the video above to learn how to make this sunflower mirror on your own! OR you could always just follow this step-by-step guide. No matter what you do I’m sure you’ll enjoy making this gorgeous mirror.
 
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

1.   Patterns and guide are available on my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/AvantiMorochaDIYs
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

2.     Cut the patterns.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

3.     Shape each petal.

4.     Curve the edges with a skewer.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock
4.     Curve the edges with a skewer.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

5.     For the large petals I recommend to score them before folding.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

6.     Use circle of foam board or cardboard as a base.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

7.     Use the guide to place the petal in the correct position.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

8.     Glue the base
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

9.     Glue the clothespins to the hoop

7.     Use the guide to place the petal in the correct position.
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

10.     Paint it. 
sunflower sunburst mirror made with cardstock

This project came out better than I expected. I put the mirror on top of my bed and it looks gorgeous! Nobody believes me when I tell them is made of paper.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this DIY. Don’t forget to visit my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/LatinMorocha and follow me on my social media, see you soon chau chau!

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  • Tracy
    on Feb 2, 2018

    Did you prime the paper? I have tried to paint my flowers before and it just soaks up the paint without much color. Yours turned out beautiful.

    • Tracy
      on Mar 21, 2018

      I will try that... thank you very much.

  • Kathy Schachle
    on Mar 1, 2018

    How many pedals did you use for this

    • Lana Hassell
      on Sep 11, 2018

      Kathy, She used 9 large ones, 9 medium ones, and 9 small ones.


      Maggie and Monique, do you both feel better now?

  • Clm21659089
    on Aug 30, 2018

    Just one question...it looks like you have shaded the petals abit to give it more definition. Did you do that with a dark paint and brush or does it just look that way. I am excited to try and make one of these myself as I commented down below.

    • AvantiMorocha
      on Aug 30, 2018

      Yes, I painted them with a brown acrilic paint a to give them more depth, feel free to check the video tutorial above. 😊

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