Make A Starburst Mirror From A Cereal Box

Make A Starburst Mirror From A Cereal Box

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 4, 2011

When you head to your local retailer, big mirrors are all the rage. They also come with a pretty big price tag, but you can DIY your own with a little help from your morning breakfast cereal and an inexpensive craft store mirror!

To complete this project all you really need is a little hot glue and some time. The idea is to cut a cereal box (or any thin cardboard for that matter) into thin strips. You make loops from them, add a crease and glue them all together. After your 100th or so loop, your mirror will start taking shape.

You could make your piece as large or small as you wanted and painting could allow it to color coordinate with other things in your home. A metallic Sharpie would even do the trick if you want a hammered steel look. It's a craft that kids can help with and can outfit your home for the cost of breakfast!

Head over to Under The Table and Dreaming for the full tutorial and details on making a similar version from chopsticks (if you aren't into paper slicing and dicing!).

(Image: Under The Table and Dreaming)

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