Driftwood and Sea Glass Sunburst
I'm always looking to try something different, I get bored easily! Since I've done driftwood sunburst mirrors in previous posts I wanted to go a different route! What do you find along the beach besides driftwood? Sea glass of course!
The wood was washed in vinegar water and dried, I gathered a pile of sticks that were 6" to 12" for this project. The base was a thin piece of mdf board that was cut was cut out to resemble a donut.
The wood pieces offer different tones, shapes and textures. In fitting them in place I always say its like doing a puzzle, wiggle and twist until it fits! I used a few dabs of hot glue for immediate grip along with Aleene's Tacky glue which was slower to dry but gave extra strength to the attached pieces. I don't use nails, I'm not a lover of seeing the holes they leave.
You'll notice the bare gaps between the sticks? This is where another layer will be fitted into place to hide the back base.
Here's the overall look after one layer of sticks has been glued into place.
So again as the previous directions stated glue with 2 types of glue, one for temporary hold and the other for the permanent grip. To finish off the raw inside edge I glued two layers of large jute rope. I sealed the cut ends with tacky glue to prevent fraying. The sea glass was glued into place with the reliable E6000 glue!
Here it is hanging in a beach themed bedroom, its hung using two Command Hooks for weight over 4 kg. This is fairly heavy piece but its hanging very securely on the wall now!
Here's a closeup of the glass and rope interior, I like the hint of ocean color. By the way this shade was created using white beach glass that I painted with Martha Stewart's frosted glass paint! The other green shades above are found naturally but I wanted blue! So what does a crafter do? They make it happen!
Here is another similar driftwood sunburst but this one has a mirror http://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/mirror/d...
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- Martha Stewart Glass Paint (Michael's or Amazon)
- Aleene's Tacky Glue (Walmart or Amazon)
- E6000 Glue (Walmart or Amazon)
- Glue gun and glue sticks (Walmart or Amazon)
- Jute Rope (Hardware Store or Amazon)
- Mdf Board (Hardware Store or Amazon)
Elaine on Nov 19, 2017I‘ve loved interior decorating for as long as I can remember and am pretty fussy when it comes to home-crafted ideas. I like a project to look as high-end and professional as possible. Your lovely mirror fits that category! 😊 You did a really nice job, taking that extra step of concealing the edges of the mirror with rope and beach glass; many crafters skip that vital finishing touch. This is one project I will definitely make after Christmas. Thank you for your post!