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Magazine Sunburst Mirror Version (original idea from Threadbangers)
I really was on a kick of trying to make something out of magazine pages. I found this idea on Threadbangers and decided to try making my own version and I created a tutorial while I was at it.

Posted by Fallan R. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Fallan R.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need to rip pages out of a magazine and roll them up into reeds.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 2
    Step 2

    Apply glue from a glue stick as you roll. So that later when you cut them down, they don't unfurl.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 3
    Step 3

    I made about 16 of these while watching tv.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 4
    Step 4

    I bought this small round mirror at the Dollar Store.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 5
    Step 5

    I flipped the mirror over and started hot-gluing the reeds onto the back. I was generous with the glue.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here they are all glued.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 7
    Step 7

    Here it is flipped over. I trimmed the ends to the lengths that I wanted.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 8
    Step 8

    I then covered the mirror with aluminum foil and took it outside to spray paint. I applied some metallic gold first all over. Then some metallic silver all over, making sure not to entirely cover up the gold. I wanted a two-tone effect.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 9
    Step 9

    Here it is spray-painted. I don't like the etched design on the mirror, so I will fix that in the next couple of steps by covering it with paint.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 10
    Step 10

    I made a wire loop to hang it with and glued it to the back and then glued on a piece of felt on the back to make it look a little neater and lay nicer on the wall.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 11
    Step 11

    Here is the silver stripe I painted with some gold dots.

  • How to make a starburst mirror. Magazine Sunburst Mirror - Step 12
    Step 12

    Here it is hanging on my wall. It's slightly crooked, but that's okay. Adds character, right? =)

    *Another thing you can add is, glue even tinier mirrors along the ends of some of the magazine reeds and in the middle of others. I saw that on another version Threadbangers, but I couldn't find any tiny mirrors in town.

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FooFoo
FooFoo · Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
Uhhhh! Supercool and so simple that even I can do without hotglueing myself to the desk :]
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Riechan
Riechan · Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE · 21 projects
great ! really cool! I might try this Happy
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Fallan R.
Fallan R. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
Thanks!
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Groovy Mama
Groovy Mama · College Station, Texas, US · 11 projects
I love this!
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