Okay, okay. I know it’s been a while. But I am BACK! Life has gotten ca-razy the past few months and I’ve fallen off the bandwagon with my lovely little blog. It stinks when you have to put the things you love on the back burner but such as life…am I right? Well, how have you all been?! Hopefully well, and ready for Spring AND Summer right around the corner! One thing out of the many that I love about Spring is all of the fun, fresh decor that is out in stores. I am a sucker for anything bright, fresh and cheery and I was recently browsing the isles of my one of my favorite stores TARGET and came across this absolutely adorable twine wrapped Sunburst Mirror. Of course, being the crafter that I am, the first thing that popped into my head was…I can make that!! So that is what I did today and I wanna share how I made this beauty for a fraction of the retail cost and how you can too! Let’s get started!
Not to0 many materials needed for this craft and I was doing my happy dance when I realized that I had EVERYTHING in my craft room! Woo-hoo! Saved a trip to the craft store and that made the Hubby happy too Here’s the list y’all:
– Circle Mirror
– Copper Wire
– Trim of your Choice (I grabbed this fun piece at Hobby Lobby)
– Hot Glue Gun
First things first, take your scissors and cut 12 same length strips. Easy as pie.
I’m not gonna lie. This next step is tedious. VERY tedious. But you will not regret your hard work, I promise. Apply a small amount of hot glue to the tip of the copper wire. Quickly grab your twine and twist it onto the wire so that the glue dries and adheres it firmly.
Now that the end is secured, start doing the twist! Not the dance silly, hehe, but start twisting it around and around until you reach the end of the copper wire and hot glue that sucker again. One down…only eleven more to go! I suggest making three and taking a quick break. Only four rounds of that and the majority of the craft is through!
Annnndddd…the finished product! Now time for some coffee When you’re up to it, we’ll move on to the next step.
Just a few more steps…you are almost done!!! You can DO IT! This step is easy. All you need to do is straighten and shape the loops. Should be simple to do; the copper wire is very flexible and easy to work with.
Once you’re done with that, go ahead and glue the ends together. Not really necessary but it will make it easier when applying onto the mirror, trust me!
Now comes the fun part! It is all starting to come together! Turn the mirror over and lay out how you want the twine loops to be placed. Once you’re happy with the placement, plug in that hot glue gun and get ready to make it permanent!
Isn’t it starting to look purdy! Just onnnneee last step and it will be complete!
Take that lovely trim that you chose and hot glue it around the perimeter of the mirror. A sweet lil’ finishing touch that makes it extra special.
And you are DONE! All of that hard work has paid off, and for a fraction of the price for the “sold in store” version and a million times better because YOU made it yourself. Bravo my Friend! A few more pics to follow of the Sunburst Mirror but before I go, I want to let you know that I already have a couple crafts up my sleeve so stay in touch for more blogs to come! Thanks All!!!