Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bamboo Wall Mirror

Bamboo Wall Mirror

Supplies Needed: 
•Round Mirror
•Bamboo Sticks 
(found at craft stores....USE YOUR COUPONS!)
•Sheers/Wire Cutter/Scissors
•Measuring Tape
•Marker
•Hot Glue Gun/Extra Glue Sticks
•Paper

Step 1:  
Measure and mark Bamboo Sticks to desired length.
My longest stick is 15" long.
The length of each stick is 1" apart.
Cut using wire cutters, or something that will make a clean cut.
The bamboo will squish when cut, but will circle back afterwards.

NOTE: When cutting, the end you're not holding tends to fly away once cut!
Make sure you have plenty of space, and wear protection if you're cutting near eyes/body.

Organize your sticks in piles by length.
Step 2:
Protect mirror with paper so you don't get glue on it.   


Step 3:
Glue four of your LONGEST sticks to the mirror
on each major sides (to keep things even).

Start glueing random length-ed sticks next to last,
working in ONE direction [you choose] KEEPING the EDGE
of the stick FLUSH with the INSIDE side of the mirror!



Make sure you use random lengths.  It doesn't need to be symmetrical!  
The more random it is, the BETTER! 


Step 4:
 Allow glue to dry, and check that each stick is secure!  
Clear off any remaining glue.

***IF YOU'RE GOING TO PAINT THE BAMBOO STICKS,
NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO DO IT.
Just make sure your mirror is still covered so you don't get paint on it!***

HANG AND ENJOY!



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