How to Thursdays: Make Your Own Sunburst Mirror

In honor of the incredibly hot summer weather we’ve been having (thanks to the giant heat wave spreading across the country), today I would like to share how to make your own sunburst mirror. The sunburst design trend has been popular for awhile now (read our Trendy Tuesday post about it) and it’s a perfect project to bring some sunlight right into your home!

There are many variations of the sunburst mirror, so here are a few ideas; pick the one you like most!

1) Wood Shims Mirror: This is a simple project that looks stunning inside or outside of your home.

Supplies:

  • 2 floral rings from a craft store
  • 2 packs of wood shims from the hardware store
  • A pile of glue sticks

wood shims

5864071835_8d0e6b1f68_zFind out how to make this mirror at http://hisugarplum.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-convex-sunburst-mirror.html

2) Bamboo Sticks Mirror: This is a more detailed project that adds shape and color to any room. I love the angles and overall shape of this one!

Supplies:

  • mirror with flat frame edge
  • 150 pieces bamboo branches or twigs
  • glue sticks
  • glue gun
  • painter’s tape
  • yardstick
  • hacksaw or other saw
  • sandpaper
  • sheet of paper
  • spray primer
  • spray paint
  • hanging hardware

mirror #2

mirror #2 2Read all about the making of this bamboo mirror at tenjuneblog.com or follow this tutorial at hgtv.com and just substitute bamboo sticks

3) Gold Painted Mirror: Store bought mirror + strong paint = A project as easy at it can be!

Supplies:

gold

See how to make this at http://hisugarplum.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-gold-leaf-sunburst-mirror.html

Let us know which one you like best in the comments box!

-Jen

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