Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sequin TB roll sunburst mirror!

Do you ever ...love at first sight?  Do you have sleepless night just to think how to 'have' it?  Do you ever tried 101 ways just to fulfill your desperate-want-to or must-have?  I do! After I seen this look simple-but-actually-not-as-simple project by Alicia at Thrifty and Chic.  A sunburst mirror using PVC pipe! How cool!

I saw the projects months ago...I have all the material on hand...but only one thing short... PATIENCE!  I don't have a miter saw...so, no harm to exercise by using a hand saw...but after cutting the second piece of PVC ring...I give up the method...I JUST CAN'T STAND THE WHITE PVC RESIDUES SNOWING EVERYWHERE....Sorry, Alicia...I don't have a separate work area...I cut the PVC pipe in my craft corner!

So... second alternative.... Why not a Toilet Roll instead of PVC pipe..Yeah!...(after few attempt...and killed a few toilet rolls... wrapper rolls.... aluminium foil rolls...  Gosh!  So hard to have a straight cut and it also quite messy!

Third alternative...Finally, I started to regain my conscious.  Why the hard way?   I use some old cardboard, draw a 1cm width lines, cut it out and rolled them into whatever I want them to be....simple and perfect... no messy...What was I thinking earlier?

See...My way...to this beauty...




Material : 

1 piece of mirror
1 piece of "?" hook
1 piece of tin's lid - the size of the lid have to be smaller than the mirror.
Pieces of old cardboard...at least 3mm thinkness
Glue, Double sides tape, Glue Gun
Some sequins  (optional)

Method :-

1.  Screw the '?' hook and your cardboard ring into the lid.  This will be the base of your sunburst mirror.


 2.  Start to arrange your cardboard rings around the lid until you happy with the pattern.  I made a simple one by mixing 1" ring, 1.5" ring and 2" ring.  This is the result...



3.  You can paint the rings but I skip the painting job and add some bling-bling to it by glue on some leftover sequins...I bought this sequins earlier for my mom to add some on her dinner outfit...Well. that's another story.

4.  Close-up on the sequins thing..



5.  Here how it looks when done.


6.  Glue the mirror onto the lid using glue gun.


7.  DONE!!!  Finally, my own sunburst mirror.







It's now the feature of the staircase wall!
My new love!
When there's a will
There's a way...
When a mom want something...
nothing gets into her way!
Smiles and Craft on!


Love
PC

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102 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Gluing those sequins one by one must have taken forever but it is so totally worth it! I'm sure a lot of people will agree with me :)

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  2. Your Mirror Looks Awesome!! I just might have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

    http://hardy-life.blogspot.com/

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  3. @JanelleThanks Janelle, I cheat a bit..Jojo helps a lot with the sequins! :)

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  4. @Lana HardyThank you so much and glad to meet you and have you in the group.

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  5. Brilliant!

    I love the tenacity you showed to get this project done. I'm glad you didn't give up.

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  6. My sweeeet friend, i love your awesome creations, its always great to see your beautiful tutorials & creativity..
    keep sharing awesome work & Lots of Love :)

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  7. looks great!!!
    thx 4 sharing

    greetz from germany

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  8. I'm going to have to feature this...this is the most unique diy sunburst mirror I have seen! It looks awesome! Kudos!

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  9. Wow, what a great way to improvise!! Where there's a will, there's a way!

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  10. This is brilliant! Amazing what you can create from the simplest of stuff. Linking up at a bowl full of lemons.

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  11. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
    i---create
    (come take a look if you like)

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  12. How creative! Thanks for sharing.

    cheryl

    www.paintedstudio.blogspot.com

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  13. Love, Love Love it! You have the best ideas :)

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  14. Wow! I love this! I love your blog! Will you please come follow mine? I am your newest follower! Don’t forget to follow on fb too! :) Thanks for helping my out!

    www.hannahhandmade.blogspot.com
    (I love visitors!)

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  15. I saw the your inspiration project and liked it a lot. I definitely like what you created! The sparkle is divine and is a perfect accent to your colorful wall! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great way to upcycle! At first glance, they look like bubbles surrounding the mirror. That would make me smile every time I saw it. Very clever!

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  17. wow this is AMAZING!!!! i love it:) the time was well paid off!!:)thanks for linkin with "Tell me Tuesday"
    xo
    ash

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  18. I am speechless! Beautiful and fun and inexpensive - wow! Loooove it, PC!

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  19. Oh PC that mirror is just too gorgeous!! I love that you did it your way!! And it turned out amazingly!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. This one is the best handmade one Ive seen so far!

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  21. This is great! I'm going to have to try this for my daughters room. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  22. This is so pretty!!!! Loves it, loves it!

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  23. oh my goodness, that is fantastic!! I love, love, love it!!

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  24. your mirror is great! very nice tutorial showing how you "made it your own". (instead of using pvc)
    gail

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  25. That is brilliant! The sequins make it so special. Now I want to try it.

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  26. @MelYes, that's true... my patience is paid off with all these inspirational comments! Thanks for drop by!

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  27. wow talk about detail! good work!

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  28. you are wonder woman!

    this.is.incredible!

    i cannot believe how you made it--so smart! :) i know this will keep you smiling every time you see it, its stunning..STUNNING!

    katie@little things bring smiles

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  29. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today!! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  30. Wow! That looks great. I love that you made it from inexpensive stuff. Great job!

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  31. @Mandy @ Sugar Bee CraftsWow! Thank you for your kindness. You made my day :)

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  32. What a great job you have done- this is amazing

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  33. Of all the starburst mirrors on the internet, this is my absolute favorite!!!!! I'm going to have to make one like this! Thanks!

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  34. Wow! The sequins are such a great touch! I love how sparkly and girly it is!

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  35. Me encanta. Te sigo. http://fimomanualidades.blogspot.com/ Besos

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  36. Wow! So creative! This is my favorite starburst mirror by far. (Of course, I like a little bling.) Wonderful job!

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  37. Sometimes I look at tutorials and think these people must either be crazy, or have far more time on their hands than me. Thanks for pulling together a fantastic knock-off tutorial!

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  38. Gorgeous. Your materials list is so "outside the box"...great after!


    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see you there!

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  39. Wow, this is amazing! I can't believe you did it for so cheap! It looks beautiful. Great job.
    Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    ~Michelle

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  40. That's beautiful! How creative!

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  41. Wow! Those sequins are freaking awesome! I'm really loving the bling!!

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  42. what a great end result! love the bling!

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  43. This is AMAZING!!! I cannot believe how awesome it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing. I admire your "have to have it!" perseverance, and it TOTALLY paid off!
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  44. Η κατασκευή σου είναι υπέροχη! Πολύ καλύτερη από την αρχική. Φιλιά από Greece!

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  45. Beautiful!! You never cease to amaze me! Thank you so much for linking up and you'll be one of the features tomorrow!

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  46. No way. DIY to the max sista! I love this!!! Found you on Remodelholic.

    I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! :)

    Here's the link if you're interested:
    http://familyeverafter.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I'd love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

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  47. That is gorgeous! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

    Love,
    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  48. Amazing! Thank you for shairng your project at my link part!

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  49. What an awesome idea!! It turned out amazing

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  50. PC, this is amazing! I am in love with the bling accents, too. And knowing your love for recycling, it figures you would come up with something like this - so not only do I not have to go to the store to buy the pvc pipe, I actually have all of the ingredients on hand! I love it!! I am definitely going to put this on my to-do list. Beautiful!

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  51. Wow! That is the most creative sunburst mirror I've seen. Beautiful!

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  52. Stunning! You have so much patience!


    Would love for you to share at Calling all Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/07/calling-all-crafters-16th-edition.html

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  53. Pretty!
    I love it-- seems time consuming, but hey! What else are we supposed to do with all the pent up craftiness!?

    Pat

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  54. Love it! The sequins are the perfect addition. I've always wondered if the toilet paper roll versions of these actually look like TP rolls up close - the sequins are excellent camo for your cardboard!

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  55. This looks great! I love the idea of putting sequins on it. Just came across your blog today and I'm a new follower.

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  56. Featuring you tonight at my {wow me} wednesday party. Thanks so much for linking up last week. Would love to have you come on over & link up this week. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  57. Ok lady - I'm going to have to start calling you a "genius" because I LOVE ALL OF YOUR PROJECTS! Featuring this great one on WWWW today! Can't wait to see what you're linking up today!
    Best!
    Allison

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  58. Saw this on Creative Juice Thursday, well done your will is amazing!

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  59. Wow, what a great project! I can't believe how pretty this is! Thanks for linking up, I'll be featuring you this week and hope you can link up again this weekend.

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  60. Thank you everyone so much for the sweet comments - I will smile at the mirror everyday because it bring to me 68 sweet new and old friends in one post!!! This is the 1st time I received so many comments! Will smile in my dream tonight!

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  61. This is so beautiful!! I saw it on Heather's 'Dollar Store Crafts' Blog. You are so very clever. I was thinking I might put a clock instead of the mirror since I need a clock. Haven't decided yet - I love the mirror, too. You do such lovely work. HUGS!!!

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  62. Lovvve this project :) I'm crazy with recycled projects, I pick up everything to use at some project, I'm a garbage-collector :)) I shared this beautiful mirrors at my blog with your link, thanks a lot:)

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  63. Hey Girl! Just wanted you to know I've featured this spectacular wall art on my blog for TooT {Tute) Thursday @ tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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  64. Your glitzy mirror is so chic! What a great way to use what you have...you are indeed a very creative person! It's beautiful, just like you!
    xx
    Sandra

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  65. Amazing! I never would've guessed the "ingredients!"

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  66. Ya know, I've seen lots of projects done with potty paper rolls lately but the sequins is what sets yours apart! Beautifully done!

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  67. I love this DIY mirror! I am going to start making one tomorrow!

    I have some questions... Sorry for so many!:
    Can you tell me the diameter of the lid and the mirror? Do you know the size of the sequins also? Did you have an easy way to make the cardboard circles the right diameter? Lastly, did you use a hot glue gun to close the circles and attach them to each other?

    Thanks for such an original genius idea!

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  68. @TaraDear Tara, always glad to have feedback from you! Sorry I skip the how-to about the cardboard ring on above post. I actually cut out some stripes (1cm width) from a cereal box, I paste a line of double side tape on the end, then I use a medicine bottle as guide to size, wrap the strips around the bottle and secure with the double side tape. The sequins size is quite small about 0.8 cm, you can try a larger ones, that will be faster and easier! You can always post question on my Facebook fan page too! Hope this info helps! Love - PC

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  69. LOOOOOK, I DID it my way =)

    http://theisiwayoflife.blogspot.com/

    Hope you like it too.
    Thank you for the great inspiration.

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  70. I love your version! I'm rather fond of circles & this project is beautiful. I'm currently in the process of making my own now! I can't wait until its done & I can show you! :)
    Shen @ girlyspazms.com

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  71. Just one word.............GORGEOUS !!!

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  72. I like your mirror better than the PVC one on the other blog you got the idea from. Great job and way to go on making it SOOO much simpler.

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  73. This is so beautiful! I am so glad you shared it at my party!

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  74. This looks so good! That was very clever!

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  75. What a great idea..and I have plenty of sequins so I better get started. Great idea, thanks for sharing. I am a follower now, I love making new blog friends, so stop by anytime and visit, Lori

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  78. Unbelievable!!! I cannot believe you made cardboard look so amazing!!! This is awesome! Thank you so much for being part of our challenge at the Great Toilet Paper Roll Challenge!

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  79. GORGEOUS!! I am super impressed!

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  80. You are SO welcome! I am so glad I got to share this with my readers! :D Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Highly Impressed... Its stupendous!!!! Check out my crafts at http://arushiaggarwal.blogspot.com

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  82. JC:
    I loved it!! Its beautiful!!!
    Realmente hermoso!!
    Saludos desde México :)
    Mary Tere
    mariteredetalles.blogspot.com

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  83. I loved it!!! It's Beautiful... realmente hermoso.
    Saludos desde México.
    Mary Tere
    mariteredetalles.blogspot.com

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  84. WOW this is beautiful!You did a fantastic job! I am going to try and recreate it! Wish me luck!
    Ashlee Castillo
    lifeis-what-happens.blogspot.com

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  85. I loved this so much, that I have reposted this on my blog, & You are Volpe Life's ~ September {Gently Borrowed} Post!!

    >> : http://volpelife.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/sequin-mirror-gently-borrowed/

    I can not wait to try it myself!! ~ Ami

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  86. Very cool! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks:)

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  87. You are a real inspiration. I am going to make this to hang above my bed headboard! This is simply stunning. Thank you for sharing!

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  89. I just love, love, love this. Very creative and I can see why you are proud of it.
    Thanks for sharing!

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