$7.00 Starburst Mirror!


I am sooooo proud that I finally got this project finished! I've had the mirror, $2.62 from GoodWill, for about 4 months or so - just sitting in my craft cabinet waiting to be turned into something fabulous. I bought some bamboo skewers from the Dollar Tree shortly after. I tried to layout a pattern I liked with the skewers - but there was just something missing. Then - back to school season rolled around and the light bulb went off! Rulers would be perfect! So - I waited for a few weeks - until the rulers went on super sale ($.25 each) and scooped a bunch up!

So here is what I used!


$2.62 mirror from GoodWill
$1.00 pack of bamboo skewers
$.25 rulers (I used 16 of them $4.00)
And - my ever trusty Gorilla Glue

First I laid out a pattern -



Then I just flipped it over and glued it together!




All finished and in it's temporary home...




15 comments:

Summer Rae said...

Adorable!

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Quilted Cupcake said...

Clever idea - I love the rulers. Well done!

AliceAnderson said...

Love it! I'm so into anything with rulers lately. Well done!

Jessica said...

This is brilliant! I have been wanting to do a project exactly like this, but it lacked something with just the rods/skewers... rulers are such a great addition! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Jessica

michmashed said...

This is so super! I love your creativity!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

The rulers are such a clever idea. You could even paint them all. I just made a similar thing from twigs.
Kristine
xxx

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Sandy Ang said...

This is simply genius ! I love your play of wood and glass textures. And the subtle graphic quality of the ruler grids.

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

WHAT?! How awesome is this idea! Love the rulers - would have never thought to use those! So creative and love the way it came together!
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Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

This is really cool! I love that you used skewers and rulers!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Centsible Savings said...

Love your starburst mirror! And even better love that it is thrifty!

Linking to you on my blog!

MsPIGgii said...

That is a fantastic idea very innovative. Where did you find 25 cent rulers?

Pam said...

Very cute and unique!

I just found your blog through Layla's link.

Have a great day.
Pam

CherishedHearts Vintage said...

Wonderful! I love that you used bamboo skewers.

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