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!
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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
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.
- 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.
Step 2: Attach Sawtooth Hanger
Center the sawtooth hanger towards the top of the wooden plaque and use your hammer to attach it.
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.
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.
The end of each skewer should meet the wooden plaque to ensure that each "spoke" of the sunburst design is the same length.
Keep your fingers away from the hot glue as you are placing each skewer.
Continue adding skewers evenly between the already-attached skewers until you have 32 spokes total.
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.
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.
Glue the shortened skewers between each spoke of the full-length skewers to complete the sunburst design.
Step 6: Hang on Wall
Hang your new sunburst mirror on the wall.
Make sure to clean off any smudges off the mirror before hanging.
Step back and admire your handiwork!