I don't have a picture for every step as I was not planning on making an Instructable, but this is a pretty easy craft so you will understand the concept.
Step 1: Go Shopping
Before I list off materials, I will give you a few options. The site I got this from used silver leaf to cover the dowels and I thought that would take way too long and be a pain, so I bought metallic craft paint and applied it with sponge brushes. This was okay, but it took 4-5 coats. I think metallic spray paint would have been a lot faster, so that is up to you.
You will need:
-Scrap Cardboard (anything around your house will work)
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks
-Metallic craft paint (97 cents a bottle at Wal-Mart)
-Metallic spray paint
-Silver leaf (I didn't do this so you're on your own if you want to use it)
-15 Kabob skewers (I had these at home but Wal-Mart had them for $1.97)
-15 12' wooden dowels (I found a bag of 20 at the craft store for about $3.50)
-2 packages of craft mirrors (Wal-Mart had the various size bag of 25 for $1.97)
-A convex auto mirror ($1.97 in the automotive department of Wal-Mart. My best purchase!) -Mounting hardware
Step 2: Paint
Don't worry about painting the whole dowel or skewer as the one end will be hidden - about an inch. When painting the skewers, don't paint the pointed part. Make sure you do, however, paint the top of the dowels and skewers.
Once all the dowels are painted, you should let them dry completely. The last thing you want is some little finger prints in the wood while you're applying them to the mirror.
Step 3: Pre-construction
The back of the mirror has a really sticky stick-em. You will need to apply cardboard to the back of the mirror so you have a surface to glue the dowels on. I cut a 2 pieces of cardboard about 1/8 of an inch less than the size of the mirror and stuck one right on the back. The second one will be used to cover the back of the project.
Grab a pen and divide the mirror up into 30 ticks.
Step 4: Construction
Once all the dowels are glued in place, you and glue the skewers in between the dowels. I cut the pointed edge off. You will notice that the skewers don't need as much glue and they will fit right between the dowels. Don't worry if they're not all the same size - it looks better that way anyways.
Once all the dowels and skewers are glued into place, you can apply the second piece of cardboard. Use a lot of hot glue and then slap that puppy right on there lined up with the first piece.
Step 5: Decorating
-Large dowels had one large mirror each.
-Starting with dowel #1, I applied a medium and small mirror.
-On dowel #2, I used a medium mirror only.
-On dowel #3, I used a medium and small mirror again.
-On dowel #4, I used a small mirror only.
-On dowel #5, I used a medium and small mirror again.
-On dowel #6, do the same as dowel #2.
See the pattern? Both, medium, both, small, both, medium, both, small, etc. Once you get to the end, you will be placing 2 mirrors next to a dowel with 2 mirrors. Just space them out so you don't notice.
I went totally random with mirror placement. Feel free to place them however you like. You're doing the craft, remember? Geez!
Step 6: Mounting
At this point, you can use whatever you like to mount it. I used double sided foam tape (found at the dollar store), or you can use a hook, a nail, anything really. Well, probably not anything, but you know what I mean.
You're done! Enjoy.