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DIY Sunburst Mirror

Sunburst mirrors are very popular in home decor, but retail versions can cost a pretty penny. Luckily, you can use thick wooden skewers and simple craft supplies to create your own DIY sunburst mirror at an affordable price!

DIY Sunburst Mirror

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 15-inch-long, 5-mm-thick bamboo skewers (64)

  • 6 3/4-inch circle wood plaque (1)

  • 8-inch round beveled mirror (1)

  • Sawtooth picture hanger

  • Gold metallic spray paint

  • Hot glue gun

  • Cutting pliers

Supplies for DIY Sunburst Mirror

Step 1: Spray Paint Bamboo Skewers and Wooden Plaque

Count out 64 bamboo skewers and spray with several light coats of gold spray paint. Spray paint the wooden plaque with the same color. Allow to dry.

Tip

  • Paint a few extra skewers in case you make any mistakes later.
  • To keep the skewers from moving around while you spray paint, lay a piece of painter's tape sticky-side-up on your spray painting surface and stick the bamboo skewers to the tape.

Spray paint bamboo skewers

Step 2: Attach Sawtooth Hanger

Center the sawtooth hanger towards the top of the wooden plaque and use your hammer to attach it.

Attach sawtooth hanger to wooden plaque

Step 3: Glue Wooden Plaque to Mirror

Lay the mirror face down and center the wooden plaque on top of it. Use the hot glue gun to attach the wooden plaque to the mirror.

Glue wooden plaque to mirror back

Step 4: Create the Long Spokes of the Sunburst Design

Take four gold skewers and use the hot glue gun to attach them to the back of the mirror in the shape of a plus sign. Make sure the skewers are equidistant from each other.

Tip

The end of each skewer should meet the wooden plaque to ensure that each "spoke" of the sunburst design is the same length.

Warning

Keep your fingers away from the hot glue as you are placing each skewer.

Glue four bamboo skewers to mirror back Closeup showing bamboo skewers glued to the mirror.

Continue adding skewers evenly between the already-attached skewers until you have 32 spokes total.

Tip

To help space the spokes of the sunburst design evenly, each time you add a new skewer, place it in the middle between two existing skewers and work your way around the circle.

Continue adding skewers evenly around the mirror.

Step 5: Create the Short Spokes of the Sunburst Design

Use cutting pliers to trim 2 1/2 inches off the blunt end of the remaining 32 skewers.

Trim ends of skewers

Glue the shortened skewers between each spoke of the full-length skewers to complete the sunburst design.

This sunburst mirror design is composed of 64 spokes

Step 6: Hang on Wall

Hang your new sunburst mirror on the wall.

Tip

Make sure to clean off any smudges off the mirror before hanging.

Hang the mirror and clean any smudges

Step back and admire your handiwork!

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