DIY Easy Sunburst Mirror
small bamboo sticks
white chalk paint
black and silver acrylic paints
hot glue and silicone pistol
*** instead of acrylics you can use a silver (or gold) spray paint to make the process less complicated.
I think there are two options in making a sunburst mirror. The one is to choose a round mirror without a frame and neglect this step. Or, you choose a framed round mirror, like me, and if it hasn't the desirable colour, you will have to paint it. With a spray paint, the job is done quickly. Of course, you have to cover the mirror with a round paper taped with paper tape. But, if you aren't a spray fan like me, the procedure would last longer.
Firstly, you will need to paint the frame with a base paint in order to apply the silver acrylic paint above. Here, I used white chalk paint and little black acrylic to make a grey base. When it dried, I painted with a silver paint two times. And, in order to give a textured effect in the surface and to avoid ugly brushes, I took a plastic bag, folded in my hands and pressed it briefly to the frame to make an imprint.
I turned over the mirror and started placing the sticks around it using a paper tape. I agree that this was the difficult part of the project, as I was trying to keep the symmetry. Some of them were moving and falling. When I placed all the sticks - I needed less than on bag - I started gluing them with hot glue.
When the glue dried, I painted the sticks silver with the same method. You can just spray them for a quicker result.
Debi on May 31, 2020
I tried to make a sunburst wall piece using the wood skewers and two metal hoops, one 12 inch and the other 6 inch. I had seen this on Pinterest or YouTube but could not find again for directions. Anyway the whole piece was spray painted gold and it was stunning. Well I went to put this together and I could not find anything to get the sticks to stick to the hoops. I tried hot glue, superglue, gorilla glue, you name it, but it was a fail. I have no idea how they accomlished this. But this DIY looks doable. TYFS.