First of all, I can't take credit for this. I got the idea from Hi Sugarplum and she got it somewhere else. But I loved the one I made for my mom so much that I decided to make one for myself too.
You will need two packages of the longer shims (16 inches, I think), a round mirror (got mine at Walmart for $2 in the candle section) a piece of cardboard, and lots of hot glue.
Step 1: Draw a circle. I used one of our large plates (12-14 inches across).
Step 2: Cut out the circle.Step 3: Draw another circle so there is about 1.5 inches between the edge and the small circle. I used a bowl that was smaller than the plate. Step 4: Glue the shims in a circle around the smaller circle. It is hard to see in the picture because I used the extra cardboard as a turn table and to protect the floor from hot glue. Step 5: Glue shims in between the other shims. I lowered mine about 1 inch for depth.Step 6: I glued another shim between each shim, making sure to stagger them at different lengths.Step 7: When the hot glue was dry, I flipped the project over and glued 4 extra shims around the cardboard for stability. Then I took a piece of scrap material and glued it so the mirror could hang.Step 8: Glue the mirror to the front center of the sunburst. I put mine in our sitting area. This picture is to show the size (don't look at the wall color! I'm so beyond ready for a change). Now I'm off to go garage sale-ing. Have a great Friday!
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