Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You are my sunshine....

I LOVE sunburst mirrors, absolutely LOVE them! But then you look in Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn...who can afford them?!?! Not to mention that the ones in the catalogs are typically HUGE and sorry, but we don't all have 30 foot ceilings...so, I set out to make my OWN.

It all started with this:

3 of the most HIDEOUS sun decorations I've ever seen (from my local Dollar Tree, approx. 6 inches wide) and 3 beveled mirrored candle plates (also from the Dollar Tree).

PS-That's $6 total if you're counting along ;)

First I took a hammer and smashed the sun's faces down a little so there would be more of a flat surface for the mirror to adhere to. Then, I gave them all a nice 2 coats of London Grey.

After that, I simply Liquid Nailed my candle plates to the sun's and VOILA:

I got myself a nice little Sunburst Grouping for a measly $6!!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! :D


  1. Those are the cutest! Yes, those suns were beyond hideous - thank God you vanished them. The world is now a better place!

  2. Love these! I'd love if you'd add them to my link party today at SewWoodsy.blogspot.com

  3. Thanks for linking up @ SewWoodsy.blogspot.com!

  4. Gotta love a craft project that starts with smashing things with a hammer. Even I could do that :) Very creative idea.