Hey there. I’ve been working on a project and guess what? Its finished, so I’m here to share.
Remember our camping trip? Well I gathered some twigs and sticks for a rustic starburst mirror that weekend. At the time I was playing the layout of sticks over and over in my head, I gathered all types about 1” to ½” in diameter.
Once I arrived home I scrubbed each stick with soap and water, then lightly sanded with a fine grit sand paper. (My neighbors must really think I’m crazy – who is this girl outside on this nice afternoon scrubbing dirty wood sticks?)
The placement of sticks was a little difficult. A usual starburst mirror has even spears or at least even staggered spears that are identical. I wanted the mirror to be balanced but not perfect.
So I played with sticks for awhile, once they found their happy home I headed craft store.
A round piece of wood, 7” mirror and hanging hardware were on my list.
First I tried gluing then clamping one twig at a time. The glue didn’t dry quick enough for me. So I resulted to hot glue, then using wood glue to secure the twigs and sticks better after the hot glue was dry.
Later I found out you can buy hot glue sticks for wood! Wish I would have known.
Its finished and exactly what I wanted.
Its hung above my couch in the family room. It makes me smile every time I walk into the room, has a project of yours ever made you just grin?
So my next project is also in the family room/living room, it just arrived in the mail! I can’t wait to show you.
Have a lovely afternoon.