Last week, we spent time visiting my parents in the Seattle area. Other than the entire household contracting a nasty respiratory virus (courtesy of my daughter), we had a great time spending time with family.
My brother and his fiancee live in the area and I was really excited to see them and catch up. While we were there we decided to do a couples’ challenge using Dollar Store items. The challenge is to create something using $5 worth of Dollar Store items to re-purpose into something else that can be sold on Craigslist for the most money. We are allowed to use paint, glue/adhesive, nails, staples and other bonding products, but that is about it.
Our deadline isn’t until May 15th, so the competition isn’t over yet, but in the process of brainstorming projects, I came up with this idea, which I may or may not use in the actual competition.
A Sunburst Mirror:
This project can be done for as little as $3. However, I spent the full $5 on mine. I will show you both versions.
I started out with these three basic items:
I started by hot gluing the spoons in a circle. It helps to do the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions first and then evenly space in between these 4 points. Hot glue them like CRAZY so they will stay in place.
You can then spray paint the entire thing, front and back:
I decided after the fact that I wanted to embellish it a little:
Obviously, I had to go back and repaint once I added these. If you know ahead of time you want to add them you can wait to paint the entire thing until after the toothpicks are added.
After everything dried, I hot glued the mirror on (tons of glue again!), and then added these jewels to each spoon end:
And that’s how I got this:
Use glass bonding glue to apply hanging hardware in the back. Follow all the directions to assure it dries and bonds properly.
So that is about it! I will let you know if I end up using this, or if I choose something else. And of course I will announce the winner when all is said and done (provided we win;)).