Sunday, February 6, 2011

I love Sunburst Mirrors

I've been seeing sunburst mirrors all over blog world. And have never stopped drooling over them. I finally decided it was time to stop dreaming and to just make one already!

With a great tutorial all I needed was supplies. I already had a set of circle mirrors I had picked up on a thrift store trip a while back, and hot glue. So all I needed was the sticks. I picked a set up from HomeGoods / Marshalls (are they one store now?) for $9.99 and got busy.

The sticks were originally a few feet long. So, first I cut the sticks to be about 18 inches give or take. I ended up getting 3 sets of 18" sticks and one set of 15" sticks. Then I cut one of the 18" set to be about 16/17 inches to add some variety. I hot glued them all on and tried to make sure the different length sticks were in as random of an order as possible (random is hard for my pattern-needing self) to add some variety.

I covered the mirror and sprayed the sticks white. Only to decide I wanted grey, so I headed to Wally World to pick up grey spray paint ($4). Have I ever told you how much I love love love grey? I do. So a grey sunburst mirror.. it's just heaven!

After it was grey I thought the mirror was a little too small, and realized I hadn't been careful enough when hot gluing-- so there were a handful of clumps that were very visible. So I picked up a 10" candle plate mirror from A.C. Moore ($6) to glue on top of the existing mirror and sticks. And that was the final touch!

I am so happy with how it turned out. Now this beauty is hanging about our no-longer-just-a-wanna-be mantle.

I've seen these online for anywhere from 170$ to 450$, not including shipping. In total I spent a whopping, $19.99. Go savings!

PS - The Mr.'s response?
"I like it, you did good. However, it's not really functional. I mean, I can't even see my face in the mirror."
Note to self - Never hang mirror higher than husband's face.

Link parties! -
The DIY Show Off
Domestically Speaking
My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday ( I couldn't find her button!)


  1. This looks awesome!! I'd love to see you on my linky party this weekend!

  2. It looks great! Where did you get the sticks? I just made one (not kidding, like yesterday) and yours looks so much FULLER than mine. Aren't they fun and so easy? I love how they take up a huge space!

  3. Gorgeous. I am going to make one with a clock in the middle for my daughter's room.

  4. Thanks ladies! Sunburst mirrors ARE so much fun to make, and so simple, and there so many different ways! A sunburst clock sounds so great (and original)!!

  5. Just wanted to stop by and say I featured you today! You can grab a button from my site to show off!

  6. It's gorgeous! I'm not the first, maybe not the last - but I've included a link in my Sunburst post today. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!


  7. This looks great! I am a sucker for a great DIY sunburst mirror!! Following you! You're super talented!

  8. Love this starburst mirror. It turned out great.


  9. Ha, after seeing that "winning photo" of your husband I can see why he'd LIKE to see himself in the mirror. :-)

    VERY pretty sunburst!

  10. Nice job. Love the size of it.

  11. Looks great. Totally making one this weekend. A little different but the same idea!

  12. I LOVE this....I'm doing it!! Thank you!


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