Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project?
I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the "rays" in the middle of the night. He's so supportive of my home decorating. I also love utensil art, as we've seen in my kitchen before. You can imagine, then, that I'd appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!
I'm not telling. You have to guess. Here's some hints. The maker, mosaic artist Karen from Mosaic Works, made another mirror using steel rulers. This creation falls in the same category. That is the School House Series. Check your answer below.
Hi Curbly! I'm excited to be back again for the 3rd day in a row! OK so as the above photo suggests, Monday's successful wall art diy has made me even more obsessed with creating complimenting pieces in the starburst/urchin genre... and a recent visit to my local $.99 store made it easy for me to just go with it! I found the most amazingly shaped crystal picks (they have a very cool graduated triangular shape at the ends that adds so much more dimension than your usual bamboo skewer!). And you can't beat the fab price of ninety-nine cents for a pack of one hundred. I think my little vignette (above) looks pretty awesome!
Here's what you need to create the same look:
Hi, I'm Holly.First, let me say that I am super excited to be here on Curbly today for my very first guest blog post ever! Fingers crossed it all goes well....
So, I am a little obsessed (ok more like, a lot) with vintage sunbursts, starbursts, whatever you like to call them, wall art. I own some brass urchins that hang on my home office wall as well as a funky vintage starburst hanging planter that hangs on my bedroom wall. Oh, and a West Elm mirrored starburst hangs above my stove. I even collect a certain brand of vintage mid-century dinnerware in a pattern called Franciscan Starburst:
Check out this starburst mirror. It might not look like it, but it's made out of 78 steel rulers. Don't believe me? Take a closer look.
It's another week of my Goodwill addiction relapse and here is what I'm on. It looks like a handmade starburst wall hanging. It is extremely heavy. I needed something like this about a year ago and bought tons of mirrord tiles to try to make one. I thought that was going to be heavy!! Anyway, a Saturday dash into my local Goodwill store # 3 found this awaiting me for $14.99! I had to add a little mirror for $2.49 which I bought at the Hobby...