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Upcycled Sunburst Mirror
Do you have old window blinds that you are going to throw away? If so, why not repurpose them?

Posted by Bigger Than The Three Of Us from Springfield, Missouri, United States • Published See Bigger Than The Three Of Us's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a starburst mirror. Sunburst Mirror - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the blinds down and cut all the threads out. Wash the blinds with warm soapy water and lay on a towel to dry.

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

    Stack the blinds by two and make the stacks so that the blinds curve in on each other (it resembles a oval).

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

    Experiment and see what you like. What worked well for me was 5 pairs (at pair being an oval from step 2) bunched together. Duct tape the bunch together into a fan. Keep doing that with all the blinds

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

    At this point, use three sets (like the above left picture) to create a larger fan. Duct tape all three together. Use bolt cutters to cut off the extra pieces beyond the duct tape. *The tighter you get the duct tape, the more the blinds look like a fan.

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

    Add your mirror to see how many different sets of fans you will need.

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

    Using the mirror as a template, draw a circle on the plywood. Then use a jigsaw to cut the circle out.

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

    Using a hot glue gun, start gluing all the pieces on to the plywood. *I used lots of hot glue to apply the pieces and then I came back after 20 min and wiggled each individual piece. If it wiggled then I added additional hot glue under that piece.

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

    Once all the pieces are glued to the plywood, then spray paint the whole thing.

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

    Attach the mirror on the top using hot glue. Then attach picture hangers on the back (directly on the plywood) to hang it on the wall.

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Kay Bay
Kay Bay · London, GB · 28 projects
Looks so cool, kicking myself now because I just threw out my old metal blinds.
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