Summer ends next week, in a way, and for the first time in 2 1/2 years I will be kid free, three days a week. I will miss their little butts, but I am so ready to have the time to create projects, work on recipes and do more research on design, housewares and goings on. I'm instituting a DIY Friday post which be an easy to accomplish weekend project. This week I'm featuring a revision of a sunburst I made last year. My first version was broken in the move. This one is a little more glamorous and better executed. I omitted the mirror, but it could easily be glued to the underside of the ring. For the tutorial, click below.
6- 1"X24" triangular balsa pieces
11- 1/2"X24' triangular balsa pieces
1- flat 6" ring
Gold spray paint
Ivory spray paint
Cut the 1" balsa pieces in half (which will result in 12 pieces, you will need only 11)
Cut the 1/2" pieces to 18" each
Spray the ring and the 1" pieces gold
Spray the 1/2" pieces ivory (may need two coats)
Lay out the 1" pieces around the ring, and glue down, allowing 3 hours to dry.
Glue down the ivory pieces face down into the groove created by the first layer. Allow to dry for another 3 hours.
I can't attach anything to our living room walls, because they are plaster, so I will be hanging mine with line using a moulding hook. The best way to hang otherwise would be to attach a toothed picture flat hook. It weighs so little that a thin nail with a wide head would suffice to hold it up.
Balsa Pieces- Hobby Town, also available at Blick
Spray Paint- Metallic Gold and Ivory- Orchard Supply
Gorilla Glue- Michaels