It all started with an old clock we had that I had set in my
junk pile workspace in the garage to upcycle in some way. Over the holidays I received the new Ballard Designs catalog in the mail and as soon as I saw this startburst mirror I knew what I wanted to do!
This gorgeous bone mirror is $269 but before I realized it was bone the first thing that came to my mind was popsicle sticks! (What? You didn’t think that too?)
I started off with an old clock which I of course can’t find my before picture of! (Bad blogger!) I took the clock face out and sprayed the glass with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. Meanwhile I used my fancy-dancy new cordless glue gun to create a big ol’ stack of little popsicle fans. Fun times.
Once my fans were all dry I put my
glass mirror back in the frame and started layering the popsicle stick fans onto the mirror. The first layer I glued on about halfway through the “fan” leaving spaces in between. Once it was dry I added the second layer behind it slightly higher.
Once my mirror was assembled I covered the mirror portion with newspaper and sprayed the entire thing with Krylon ShortCuts in Gold Leaf.
Easy-peasy! The entire thing probably took an hour all together (although for me it was two days because I ran SIX popsicle sticks short the first day and had to wait until I could get to the store to finish!)