That’s right, I made a sunburst mirror from a candle holder! I am in as much love with this little mirror as I am with my DIY Chrysanthemum Clock from plastic spoons! Isn’t she pretty?
Let me share how this story unfolds. I am at Hobby Lobby. I come across this guy right here:
But he also carried this price tag right here:
My goodness! Even when the mirrors go 50% off I am still too cheap to spend $50 on it! So I pouted a bit about it..as any normal adult would do, mumbled under my breath sulking like a champ and continued to meander through the store. I took a chance turn down the candle holder aisle to dodge a huge pallet jack of boxes and that’s when I came across this guy right here:
This cute little candle holder. The prongs on this guy reminded me of the sunbursts on that clock and BAM! My cart came to a screeching halt, I pulled a u-ey and booked my rear end to the aisle with all the little mirrors! I picked up a large one (about 7”) for the center and a few bags of assorted smaller sized mirrors! Sometimes ideas just hit me like that and if you ask me, I’ll tell you that I actually hear the word “BAM” when it does! :)
So here is how I made it!
- Prongy candle holder from Hobby Lobby (the large size)
- Large mirrors (7” – came in a 2 pack)
- 2 packages of assorted sized small round mirrors
- Strong adhesive
- hot glue/glue gun (not pictured)
- 3M Velcro Frame holder/adhesive strips (not pictured)
To start out, I just bent the prongs flat on my candle.
Next place your large mirror centered over the center part of the candle holder for reference. We will adhere it later. I used hot glue to instantly tack the small mirrors on the prongs of the candle holder. The inspiration piece has a pattern on the size of the small mirrors…I went “crazy” and just eye balled them all hap-hazardly! I am a rebel like that!
Once those were complete I turned the whole piece over and lied it face down on my table. I then used my 9001 adhesive to then “double up” on the mirrors so they would not fall off. Once those were dry, I used the same 9001 glue to adhere the large mirror to the center of the candle holder.
Note: Be sure to note that if your prongs will not be totally flat so be sure to glue where ever they touch the mirror on the back to ensure a strong hold.
I let that dry overnight.
I used some 3M Velcro frame hangars to adhere it to my wall. They worked perfectly!
Let’s talk numbers shall we? Like I said, the inspiration piece was $99. Even when they are on sale at 50% we are still looking at at least $50 for this mirror. Here is what Mine broke down to!
- Large Size Candle Holder – $7.99 on sale 50% off = $3.99
- Large mirrors – $3.47 on sale 40% off = $2.08 (for 2)
- 2 packages of small mirrors – $ 2.99 each on sale 40% off = $1.79 each so $3.59
So for $9.66 plus some glue we all have on hand already we have this awesome mirror! And an extra larger one for another project! I call that a win!
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