July 29, 2010

sunbursting mirror tutorial

Yesterday I was somewhat productive but Sora never wants to take a nap anymore , so I need to get better at multi tasking it was pretty good yesterday. Any who me and my husband love this Vietnam restaurant and everytime I go there I kind of take handfuls of chopsticks because I've had this project in mind for awhile now so here is my version of a starburst mirror...Chloe likes sitting in front of it saying "ahh its hot, look at the sun mom" haha so imaginative. 


handfuls of chopsticks, a mirror, tape and scissor for the moment, and glue gun (not pictured)
Pull your chopsticks apart I first started with two like this and two going the other way and filled in the middles  like so


keep filling


after they are all in place I then glued each one down and then removed the tape so they all would stay in place.


next I took some gold paint that i've had and painted each chopstick



glued some pearls on for some pizazz, I took this picture before I painted the entire chopstick haha so it looks a little tacky there. I also kept some paint along the edges I liked the look and then I brought some pink paint in to the mix to give it an even better look.



add a huge flower for more pizazz (awhile back I took a bunch of fabric and ruffled it never did anything with it until now.) I also added a piece of ribbon to hold the mirror up.
The lighting in my house sucks but its super cute close up or so I think, my husband liked it when he got home from work if that means anything hehe.


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Amanda

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14 comments:

  1. So cute, how clever of you! Love the oval shape of the mirror, too.

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  2. I LOVE this, it's so simple but has a dramatic effect!

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  3. Wow!! How clever! It turned out waaay cute:)
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  4. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, and so nice to "meet" you! Hope you'll be back again soon!

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  5. Thank you for letting me share, I hope I will be back soon I need to get my brain cooking :)

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  6. what a fun project! It turned out very well! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  7. Great job. I'm featuring this today.

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  8. Just a reminder that I featured you today! :)
    Thanks for linking up!!

    http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/08/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday_09.html

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  9. Thank you sooo much it really means alot to me to be featured :)

    Amanda

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  10. So cute! I love sunburst mirrors and I've never seen one with chopsticks. Great idea!

    Thanks for linking up at Craftastical!

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  11. I looove this idea!! So creative! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you stop by Frou Frou Decor..I love new friends! I would also like to invite you to my Fabulous Friday Finds link party, every Friday...hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  12. I love the mirror! What a great idea. The flower is such a sweet touch too.

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  13. Hi :D I featured your tutorial at my Festival of Frugal Crafts.

    http://tinyscreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/festival-of-frugal-crafts-1.html

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  14. OMG!!! i was literally in Family Dollar yesterday and saw one for 10$ and was going to do one!...this is sooo cool that you did one mine is some what different...cant wait to try it out!

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