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Glue Barbecue Skewers To A Round Mirror, Then Flip For A Gorgeous Mid-Century Accent Piece

by Rebecca Endicott
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Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Our weekly Throwback Thursday series takes a long look back at your favorite crafts, recipes, and memories from decades past, and our ’60s sunburst mirror is no exception.

Trends come and go, but some styles stand the test of time — like this chic plant hanger, rich with ’70s inspiration.

Of course, if you’re yearning for cleaner lines, our sunburst mirror is the perfect way to take a step even further back — into the clean, minimalist lines of the mid-century aesthetic that characterized the ’50s and ’60s.

Materials

  • 1 round mirror
  • 1 pack of bamboo skewers
  • 1 roll of twine
  • gold spray paint
  • painter’s tape
  • hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Flip over the mirror so it’s face down, and use a measuring tape to find the center of the mirror.
  2. Place three skewers pointing up from the middle, three pointing to the right and then the left side, and three pointing down. Glue them into place.
  3. Spread glue around, then glue four more bundles of three in between the first four groups.
  4. Move outward, until you’re about halfway between the edge and the center. Now glue eight more bundles into place, staggering them in between the other bundles.
  5. Let the glue dry, then flip the mirror over. Glue a thick piece of twine around the edge of the mirror.
  6. Cover the glass face of the mirror in painter’s tape or plastic, and spray-paint the whole thing gold.
  7. Let dry, then hang and enjoy!

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