mirror mirror

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We took full advantage of the warm weather, by getting a head start on some landscaping, having a bonfire to toast mallow's and even taking a walk. Even as busy we were outside, I still found some time to add to my mural of mirrors.

From bottom left to right: oval- Ikea, large rectangle -wedding gift from Chad, small square- Tj Maxx, small sunburst- Gift from Chad via Family Dollar, gold rectangle- inherited from Chad's great grandfather, large sunburst DIY see below.

My smaller sunburst mirror has looked so lonely for the past two years, so I have been on the lookout for a while. Not wanting to pay the rather large price (I haven't found one for less than $150) I finally gave in and joined the bandwagon of makers of sunburst mirrors out of shims. 

I realize that there are a plethora of DIY's out there but since I did make it I will give you the details.

You'll need:
appx. 275 shims half shorter than the others
one 14" mirror 
Gorilla Glue
one can of spray paint.
picture hanging bracket

1.bundle the shims together in groups of 7-9 shims. 
2.Then arrange bundles together in a circle so that it looks pleasing to you.

Using hot glue attach each of the shims to one another. 

Then attach entire ring of shims to a piece of cardboard using Gorilla Glue. Obviously I was being fancy while gluing my shims (notice my pinky.)
Once glue has dried glue mirror onto shims using gorilla glue. 
Screw picture hanging bracket and hang on wall.

Total cost: $25 for shims (home depot), $6 mirror (Zurchers), $3 spray paint = $34 for everything. Cha-ching!

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