Thursday, April 5, 2012

Starburst Mirror using Clothespins

Wood Clothespins (31)
Mirrors (From Dollar Tree in the candle section)
Glue (Hot Glue and Elmer's)
Picture hanger or ribbon
Optional:  Decorative paper, spray paint

If you want your clothespins to have paper on them cut strips of decorative/patterned paper in centimeter wide strips. I noticed that some clothespins are different lengths so just use the clothespins you bought to determine the length of each paper strip.
After you cut 31 strips of paper and cut them to the length of your clothespins use regular Elmer's Glue to glue your paper to the clothespins. Feel free to use any kind of adhesive, including Mod Podge. Wait for them to dry. Be sure not to use a lot of glue, a thin strip will do.

 I used hot glue to attach all of the clothespins, but for the kids version use Super Tacky glue to attach the clothespins to the mirror so little hands don’t get burned.  Place the glue on each clothespin as show below.  Open and close it a few times so the glue gets on both sides of the clothespin and then attach to the mirror.
Add glue to one clothespin at a time and then attach to the mirror by simply clipping it to the edge. Repeat the process until the entire edge is covered.
If adding a ribbon to hang – open a clothespin and put the center of your length of ribbon right up against the hinge and then close. This clothespin must be hot glued on.

This idea was taken from In My Own Style