Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunburst Mirror made with basic Craft Store Materials

I love to create what I like to call Craft Store Home Décor.  I see a few items as I am wandering the aisles of my local scrapbook or craft store and an idea starts brewing to create something I have seen in a high end store or catalog.  My item will cost much less and all of the items are readily available. 
Such is the case with a recent package I received from a new company called STICKY STICKS !   My mind was full of great ideas for these versatile craft sticks.  Sticky Sticks are self adhesive jumbo wooden craft sticks which can be used for a large variety of crafting projects and they are sponsoring our Designer Crafts Connection blog hop today!
Now on to my project!

Round Wooden Plaque - 7"
Round Mirror - 6"
Pencil, Ruler, Scissors, Cardboard or Newspaper and a Picture Hanger

Layout the wooden plaque and Sticky Sticks on a large piece of cardboard or several layers of newspaper.  Mist with Pesto, making sure to get good coverage then let dry.  Mist very lightly with Peacock, let dry.  Mist with Biscotti, let dry.  The Perfect Pearls spray will give your piece glimmer and shine!  To speed up drying time use your heat gun.
The spray mists will give your unfinished wood pieces the look of a colored stain, which I love because it allows the grain of the wood to show through.  Attach the mirror to the front of the plaque with KOOL TAK Ultra Clear double sided tape.
Using your ruler and pencil, find the center of the back of your plaque and draw eight intersecting guidelines. 
Peel the liner paper and begin by placing Sticky Sticks at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock.  Fill in the first layer by placing four Sticky Sticks in each blank section.  The adhesive is permanent and strong!
The first layer, when finished, will look like the photo above.
Add a second layer of Sticky Sticks by overlapping a new stick in the center of each pair on the first layer.  Attach a picture hanger to the back of your Sunburst Mirror, then hang and enjoy!
The Sunburst Mirror also makes a great centerpiece on any table to feature a favorite vase or other keepsake.
Thanks for joining me on the Sticky Sticks Blog Hop!  Now you can HOP around to see what the other Designers have created with their Sticky Sticks - I can't wait to see the creativity!  Just click the HOP BACK and HOP FORWARD buttons in the Designer Craft Connection icon on the right hand side of my toolbar!
Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Marilyn said...

This is a wonderful design! I love the dual purposing for wall or table. Great job, Beth!

Unknown said...

This is amazing, Beth! I love it! I love the mathematics involved in this! The sticks are so even, it looks like you used a protractor!! It really looks elegant! I can't believe how you girls have turned our Sticky Sticks into beautiful things!! My boys always turn them into swords (which are cool in their own way) and other boy-y things! It's nice to have a bunch of very talented women work with them for the Blog Hop!! Thank you so much for your time on this project! It's awesome!! Stacey (Sticky Sticks, LLC)