I started out with a plastic framed mirror that I picked up at the junk store for $2. On one of my many trips to the hardware store, I grabbed a huge amount of paint stir sticks.
I tried out a few patterns and ultimately decided that I liked the pattern on the end of the sticks, so I cut 1.5” off of half of them and laid out my pattern.
I used a piece of masonite cut to the size of the mirror and replaced the orange, plastic frame with an embroidery hoop. It received a couple of coats of silver metallic spray paint.
Hmmm, better, but it was still missing something as I only had the one layer of sticks. I got out the bamboo skewers and glued one in between each stick.
To hang it, I used a plate hanger
I originally was going to place it on my gallery wall, but instead decided to put it on my chalkboard wall in the kitchen. Good choice.
Joining in on some of these parties