Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Step by Step DIY Sunburst Mirror

This has been on my mind after this post (Here and Here are great instructions and pictures this famous mirror).
Here is the final product in our master bedroom Supplies
  • Skewers (already had)
  • Piece or cardboard
  • 25-30 assorted Mirrors (Walmart pack of 25 $1.27)
  • Automotive reflective Mirror (Walmart $1.67)
  • Ruler
  • Glue Gun
  • Platinum Spray paint (Micheal's $2.99 w/ 50% off coupon)
  • Tooth Saw hanger (had from previous project)
Step 1 - Remove mirror from frame and trace it along the cardboard, then cut inside your tracing. You want the mirror to over lap the cardboard so that you can not see it from the sides. Next using ruler divide the cardboard box into pizza slices, this will help you organize all your skewers. Step 2 - Glue on every other the longer skewers first and then the shorter ones.
Step 3 - Paint both sides. Glue the automotive mirror to the cardboard nice and tight so you can not see it from the sides. Then start to layout your mirrors BEFORE you glue them on. You might changed your mind (like I did) a few times before your final layout. Once you have decided where you want all your mirrors get your glue on! Final step - Glue The Saw tooth hanger (bought a packet of 4 at Target for under $2 for another project) to the back of your mirror (onto the skewer sticks) Tada! My version of the sunburst mirror under $10


  1. Cute...I love this! Great Job! Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  2. love this! i am so going to make this. thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you! You have to try it out, it has been such a conversation piece

  4. It's lovely! I've been obsessed with sunburst mirrors for awhile & came across this. I'm definitely gonna try this! =)

  5. Good luck... Please post pictures when you are done!