How to Make a Starburst Mirror With Silverware

I love the look of starburst mirrors but have not bought one because of the price tag–the ones I like are always over $100!

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How to Make a Starburst Mirror With Silverware
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I bought this mirror on clearance at Target for $3.24. At Salvation Army, we spotted several tubs of silverware, each sorted by type, on sale for 5 for $1. The knives were perfect for the mirror!

I bought this mirror on clearance at Target for $3.24. At Salvation Army, we spotted several tubs of silverware, each sorted by type, on sale for 5 for $1. The knives were perfect for the mirror!

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Remove all the hardware from the back of the mirror to create a flat surface for the knives to adhere to.

Remove all the hardware from the back of the mirror to create a flat surface for the knives to adhere to.

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Lay out the knives in a pattern around the mirror. Make sure to vary the patterns and the long and short handles.

Lay out the knives in a pattern around the mirror. Make sure to vary the patterns and the long and short handles.

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Vary the patterns and lengths of the knife handles.

Vary the patterns and lengths of the knife handles.

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Use epoxy or hot glue to adhere the flat part of the knife to the back of the mirror. I tried E6000 and it did not work so well.

Use epoxy or hot glue to adhere the flat part of the knife to the back of the mirror. I tried E6000 and it did not work so well.

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Once all the knives are in place, cut a piece of wood or chipboard to to the size of the mirror to cover them. This “sandwich” will help make the mirror sturdier.

Once all the knives are in place, cut a piece of wood or chipboard to to the size of the mirror to cover them. This “sandwich” will help make the mirror sturdier.

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Tape off the center of the mirror to prep for painting. I wove wire around four of the knives to make a “X” across the back of the frame to create hanger.

Tape off the center of the mirror to prep for painting. I wove wire around four of the knives to make a “X” across the back of the frame to create hanger.

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Hang and enjoy!

Hang and enjoy!

Supplies

1 Part Glue Gun 
50 Parts Flatware or Silverware 
1 Part Mirror 
3 Yards Wire 
2 Parts Cans of Spray Paint 
1 Part Chipboard Sheeting 
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