Mar 6, 2013

DIY: Sunburst Mirror for $5.00



So I am a tad late to the sunburst party but I think the point is that I arrived at all. YAY! I finally had some down time to complete a DIY project. Of course this project is so simple and only took minutes mostly. In case you have no idea what a sunburst mirror is let me enlighten you. Sunburst mirrors are everywhere. The get their title from their shape which looks like a starburst or sunburst.

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Sunburst mirrors are both art and mirror. The range from $20.00 to $Thousands of dollars. Of course I am not the first person to think, "I can make one". There are several DIY tutorials on the sunburst mirror and of course Pinterest is flooded with how to make different ones. You can use anything from shims, rulers, dowels, driftwood, etc. The list goes on and on.

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My good friend Kayla from The Arrowood Zoo actually inspired me to complete my mirror. I had picked up a mirror from the dollar store with this project in mind. After she showed me how she used a pack of bamboo skewers I just had to make one too. I followed her tutorial pretty much. However, with her advice, I spray painted my skewers first.




I let my skewers dry all day. Afterwards I gathered my other supplies.


I also added in some E-600 glue later on.


I started my gluing four skewers at the north, south, east and west points of my mirror. Then I added in skewers in the middle of each point and so forth. I did place the skewers at different lengths by moving the skewers closer to the center of the mirror.


I layered on the E-600 glue over top of the skewers, for extra support. Just continue to add the skewers until you get the look you want. {You may have to cut the skewers so they all fit on the mirror}.


I hung the mirror using a nail and picture hanging sawtooth {glued on}.

Now I have a beautiful sunburst mirror. How much did it cost me?

Mirror.......................$1.00
Skewers....................$.97
Metallic Paint...........$3.00
Sawtooth Hanger......$.05
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Total.........................$5.02

That's Amazing! I am so happy I was able to complete this project. It was worth the time {less than an hour} and the money {$5 bucks!}.


Have you taken on any DIY projects recently? Have you ever made or plan on making a sunburst mirror?

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5 comments:

  1. THAT. IS. AWESOME.I love a good cheap project!

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    1. Thanks so much Greta! I too love a cheap project. This one was so easy too! No mess No fuss!

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  2. Please tell me where you got your headboard, I LOVE it!

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    1. Hi Shelia. Thanks so much. We bought are furniture at a local furniture store. It's called Farmers. We have had it for about seven years.

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