April 11, 2013

DIY Sunburst Mirror Under $25

Remember the Buffet that I re-did here... Well, I finally got it in the house and decided to make a starburst mirror to hang over it.  This is like my DIY Corner and I'm pretty proud of it!

I started googling DIY Starburst Mirror and came across Thrifty Decor Chick and followed her directions EXACTLY! Find them here (mine are below).

Don't be intimidated by this project, it's really not as difficult as it looks.

Here's What you need for your Sunburst Mirror:
2 Packages Wood Shims 14" Long - Home Depot $5 per package
Round Mirror 12" Michaels $3 (with 40% Off Coupon)
2 Square pieces of Wood - Michaels $2 Each
Gorilla Glue - Home Depot $5.99
Spray Paint (I actually ended up using a different color)
Ready Nail ( I also ended up using nails and a wire to hang)
Hot Glue Gun - already owned

Begin by gluing Wood Shims to the square piece of wood.  Glue in groups of 3, 2 sticks touching at the bottom and 1 in between. Do this until you have 16 groups of 3 glued together (the image in the top right corner doesn't show all of the groups glued together, refer to Thrifty Decor Chick for a better picture.

Now flip it over and begin filling in the spaces with one shim at a time.  Add as many as necessary.

The key here is to use ALOT of hot glue, you don't want it falling apart and come crashing down off your wall.

Once all the individual shims are glued on, flip it back over and glue a second piece of square wood to the front.

Here I just have the mirror sitting on top to see what it would look like.  Now it's time to paint.  

I ended up going with a teal to add some color into my dining area, everything right now is black and tan, very dull!

Once the spray paint is dry, glue on the mirror.  I used gorilla glue, but from the original tutorial she suggested to use mirror glue.  I applied a TON of gorilla glue then stuck the mirror on.  Make sure to put something heavy on top of the mirror and ensure it's on a flat surface so it doesn't slide (I made this mistake and had to pry the mirror off and redo it). Let it dry overnight.

To hang this sucker I screwed 2 nails into the back side and attached wire between.  

DIY Sunburst Mirror Complete! What do ya think?


  1. Looks amazing! I would never have guessed you made it!

  2. This looks fantastic!! I also love the buffet...you are talented girl!


  3. This is absolutely fantastic, what a great job you did! I think i found a new project for myself! = )
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  4. Wow. That came out great and I love the color you picked!

  5. Love it!!! This is EXACTLY what I need over my chalk board. I saw a DIY Starburst made out of paper. But I LOVE this one much more!!!


  6. This is amazing!! I love it, I've been looking for something like this for my new place, such a great tutorial as well!!

  7. Well dang that looks great!! I'm not sure it's something I want to attempt myself, but you clearly did a great job with it! Maybe I can convince my fiance that he should make this for us?! He's pretty handy, so he's be better at this than me anyways! Visiting today from the SPD link-up :)

  8. Wow! That looks amazing!!! I love it. I don't have a mirror in my room right now and I think that this is something I would definitely want somewhere in there. Way to go :)

  9. excellent diy!!!

    it looks so cute and professional! :)

  10. I LOVE it!!! Wow...it really looks amazing. Great color choice as well!

  11. wow, you did a wonderful job and it does seem easy enough!

  12. What a great idea and it doesn't look crazy hard! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Classy with a Kick

  13. This looks great! I have a big space on my living room wall I need to fill and this might be the perfect thing for it!

  14. Your mirror is adorable! It is a great focal point for the wall and I love the pop of color :)

  15. i love this!! i want to make one for my babies nursery. thanks for the tutorial :)

  16. Alisa, this has to be one of the COOLLEST diy projects i have seen in a while. you are one creative women. when i get my own apartment, this is definitely something i want to do.


  17. Yep I'm making this! Stopping by from the link up

  18. I love this!!! I didn't realize how easy this would be. The teal color is great!

  19. The mirror turned out so great! I am LOVING the blue you used!

  20. Lovely blog <3
    Followed :) xx

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