I have a confession to make…I collected these paint sticks about six months ago for an entirely different project. I started working on that project all those months ago too, then about half way through the project I ran into a road block which I haven’t yet figured a way around. That sometimes happens with my DIY projects, but hey…that’s why I’m here right, so I can figure out the issues that way you don’t have to.
Anyhow…since all these paint sticks were just sitting in my craft room, I decided to use them for something else until I find a way around the “road block”. And don’t you think this alternate project came out super fantastic? Also, I have to admit that the color variation here was sort of a happy accident too…but I’m really happy with how it turned out as well!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Paint sticks…lots of them
White spray paint
Sequence fabric, about a one & a half maybe 2 yards
Round wood frame from Michael’s Craft Supply like this
Step 1: The happy accident in this DIY is that half of my paint sticks were painted white, for that “other” project. So…if you like this color variation, paint half of your sticks white, or whatever color you think might look cool 😉
Step 2: Cut strips of your sequence fabric long enough and wide enough to wrap around each stick and glue each piece with the writing side of the stick as the back.
Step 3: Cut and glue a piece of the sequence fabric to the round wood frame.
Make sure it’s as smooth as you can get it.
Step 4: Turn wood frame over and start gluing paint sticks with the right side facing down onto the back of the wood frame like shown below.
Step 5: Place a heavy object on each glued piece as it dries. Glue one entire row all the way around the frame, then glue another row on top of the first row filling the open spaces of the first row.
Step 6: Once the glue has dried, place duct tape over the back base of all the paint sticks where you just glued them. This is to make it stronger and more secure. Place as much tape on the back as you want to make it stronger, as long as you can’t see it from the front. FYI…the back won’t look pretty, but your piece will be nice and strong 😉
Step 7: Turn your piece over and glue your mirror in place. Let dry completely.
And that’s it…time to hang your beautiful creation on the wall.
Isn’t it pretty?
As always, if you have any questions…leave a comment or send me an email.
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