I have always wanted a Sunburst Mirror. I never bought one because copper made ones are pretty expensive and $20.00 ones look chip. This time I decided to do it myself with $10.00.
This is my inspiration. It can be bought at amazon for $327.88.
My own piece.....
Accessories I bought are:
a. 2 packs of bamboo sticks for $2.00
b. 1 mirror for $1.50
c. 1 spray paint for $2.69
d. Decorative embellishments: I already had them
The picture above shows my preparation that I made a paper template of the mirror, and divided the bamboo sticks in three groups and marked them with marker. Paper template of the mirror was folded to determine the number of sections and their size. Then they were transferred on the back of the mirror using a soft pencil. Measurements had to be very precise. Bamboo sticks were marked in three sizes that the shortest one shown in the pictures had to go deep compared to the longest one.
Then I started to glue bamboo sticks to the mirror using my glue-gun. I glued then each section at a time. Old CD was used to support the sides. I left it over night to dry.
Closer view of the glued center.
Closer view while painting.
Next morning I painted with spray paint in antique gold color. While spray painting I covered the mirror with foil paper. I did 3 coding of paint on front and back. Between each coating of paint I gave three hours to dry. I decided to paint the back because some areas from side and back are visible from front.
View after painting.
I left it for rest of the day and then glued decorative embellishments using glue-gun. I thought this part would be easy, but it was the most tedious of all. Using hot glue-gun on small parts is not very easy. By the way all the small parts are made of cupper. Also measurements between each had to be exact.