Thursday, July 12, 2012

Red Sunburst Mirror

I have my great granddaughter visiting for a few days.  She is 4 yrs old and her name is Kayleigh.

I was sitting here thinking of a craft we could do together.  I am making a chrysanthemum mirror out of plastic spoons.  I have all these handles left over.  I didn't throw them away, thinking I can make something out of these.

I am a big fan of sunburst mirrors.  Then it hit me.  These spoon handles would be perfect to make Kayleigh her own little sunburst mirror.

I asked her what color she wanted her mirror to be.  Her favorite color at the moment is red.  So, no surprise that is the color she chose.

We started with a 4" mirror from Hobby Lobby and a batch of spoon handles.

We painted the handles with red enamel paint.  We probably should have roughed up the handles before painting them.  They chipped pretty easily.  We applied 2 coats.

I hot glued the painted handles to the back of the mirror and added a hanger.  We added a red (of course) ribbon to the hanger.  To add a little interest we decided to add some cute little buttons along the edge of the mirror.  We chose green, blue, red, white and pink buttons.

Here is Kayleigh with her own little sunburst mirror to take home.  She told me she is hanging it over her bed. 

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  1. That is ADORABLE!!! What an awesome great-grandmother you are! I'll have to remember that for when my little girl is a bit older. We'll probably have to do an orange one.

    1. thanks Caitlyn. Love my crafts and loved doing this project with my little sweetie.

  2. Oh, that is just adorable. What a cute and fun craft for her to do! Thanks for sharing at TTF last week. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

    1. thanks Diann. She really enjoyed crafting with her grandma.

  3. No waste and another neat project! Perfect. I love it. From the looks of that smile...she did too!