Honestly? I can't keep my eyes off of it. I even caught my husband catch a glance from the kitchen. Maybe we're both just in shock that it actually turned out as well as it did!
I found the idea for this Sunburst Mirror made with bamboo, from House of 50, and decided to give it my own spin.
Make your own Bamboo Sunburst Mirror
- 10" round mirror from JoAnn Fabrics with a 50% off coupon for just $2.50
- Bamboo stalks from Michaels with a 50% off coupon: $6.50
- Saw from Home Depot (turns out scissors work even better) $5.00
- Hot glue gun (already had it)
▶Cut your bamboo stalks
Cut your bamboo stalks into pieces ranging from 15" to 20" long. We started by using a little saw, but found it quite cumbersome. A pair of regular old scissors worked perfectly! (minus a bit of flying bamboo debris)
▶Lay out your pieces
Lay all the pieces out on the back of the mirror to see how it looks, before gluing them on, making sure to stagger the different sizes.
▶Attach each piece of bamboo stalkGlue each piece down with a hot glue gun, to the backside of your mirror.
Unlike the tutorial mentioned above, we decided to keep our sunburst mirror its natural bamboo color and texture.
▶Get it ready to hang on the wallI didn't have any mirror hardware, so I decided to get creative with what I had on hand.
Using a small piece of leftover bamboo, simply glue a small piece on the back - gluing just the middle, leaving the sides open.
Slide a piece of ribbon or heavy string up and under the sides.
▶Hang up your masterpiece
And presto-chango - we did it!
Of course I see all the flaws, but that's what makes it unique I guess.
It really does make the room feel brighter!
◉UPDATE: Check-out how well our Natural Bamboo Sunburst Mirror looks in our new Beach Chic Family Room Make-over!
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