With your own hands

Master-class: we create a designer mirror-sun with our own hands

The original designer mirror is capable ofdecorate any interior. But what about those who cannot afford expensive interior delights? An easy guide to creating an exclusive mirror - in today's master class Surely many of you have come across a situation when, leafing through a fashion magazine, your gaze literally froze in admiration at the sight of a picture of this or that designer accessory. However, after getting acquainted with its cost, you understood that the dream of buying it would have to be postponed indefinitely. In this case, the main thing is not to give up. The golden rule of creative design is: if you can't buy, do it yourself. Let's say that with the onset of summer you wanted to add a little sun to the interior and decided that the designer Sunburst mirror from Layla Grace would be perfect for this. However, if the cost is 350 conventional units, younot satisfied, we recommend using our instructions and creating your own analogue of this fashionable decorative accessory. To do this, you will need: - a round mirror; - a set of bamboo skewers (in our example, this is a set of 100 pieces, each of which has a length of 30 cm); - brass ring for needlework, which can be found in specialized stores (the diameter of the ring should correspond to the diameter of the mirror or be slightly larger); - spray paint "golden metallic"; - hot glue and glue gun (optional). Step-by-step instructions: First you need to create a stencil that you will be working on. You can do this using a computer or manually. We recommend using the template that you see in the picture. As a result, you will get a division into 24 equal sections and an inner circle approximately 2.5-3 cm from the edge. Then transfer the drawing onto a piece of cardboard,the shape and diameter of which will coincide with the shape and diameter of the mirror. Divide your existing bamboo skewers into 4 stacks of 24 each - these are your future 96 sun rays. Cut off the pointed ends carefully on one side. Set the sticks from the first stack aside. And the sticks from the second, third and fourth piles need to be tamed by 7, 10 and 13 cm, respectively. Glue the first set of sticks along the lines you marked on the cardboard base. They will play the role of the longest rays. We recommend using a special hot glue gun: it will allow you to work faster and more accurately. Sticks from the second stack start to glue not fromcenter, and from the boundary of the inner minor circle. Place them one at a time on each side of each second long ray, as shown in the photo. In the same way add to the composition sticks from the third pile and, finally, the shortest sticks. It's time to turn the bamboo rays into gold.To do this, use spray paint that simulates the color of gold. When the paint is completely dry, glue the round mirror over the now golden rays so that it lines up with the cardboard base. After that, you will need to glue the brass ring. It is better that the diameter of the ring is slightly larger than the diameter of the mirror, otherwise you will have to glue it directly to the mirror surface. And it's not so easy to do it neatly. It remains to take care of the reverse side of the coin. Or rather, mirrors. For this, it is necessary to glue the fastening behind the product, for which it will be suspended. The work is done! Now you have become a happy owner of a solar designer mirror from _____________ (here you can put your name and surname). www.smallhomelove.com

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