Today, Episode 3 of HGTV Handmade airs, and it’s my favorite video to date. This week, I take a step forward in the evolving process of my creation of a wall that is my homage to midcentury starbursts. Watch the video here, and read on about the evolution of this project below.
// My mid-century starburst evolution //
+ July 2009: I made my first version of an atomic starburst mirror for Decor It Yourself on Threadbanger. It’s long-since been one of my favorite creations, as it ushered me into my adoration of midcentury-inspired work. See the video for my first starburst mirror here.
+ June 2011: I made a sea urchin for my nautical bathroom video in a MAKE video, that sparked what you see in today’s video. The sea urchin was basically the first 3D orb, he was just a purple sea creature friend as well.
+ September of 2011, I brought this atomic-age design inspiration into a clock for my kitchen, and in the same video created a second starburst for the living room wall. You can see how to create both of those in this video.
Meg Allan Cole is a prominent name in the DIY and crafting world, usually seen wielding a glue gun in one hand and a rescue dog in the other. Meg has been creating DIY videos since the very first DIY network, Threadbanger, aired on the internet in 2006. Since then, she has been a DIY home and lifestyle blogger, and has created videos for Etsy, Curbly, MAKE, The Knot, Martha Stewart, and she now proudly makes regular content for HGTV’s YouTube channel, HGTV Handmade.