INSIDE : Learn how to make a gorgeous and expensive looking Wooden Skewer Gold Sunburst Mirror! Such a lovely statement piece to hang on your wall.
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This post has been updated from it’s original 2013 publish date.
I have been evaluating my home decor as of recent. I’ve been sorting everything into three main piles; a stay pile, a go pile (trash) and a donate pile.
I am happy to report that my DIY Skewer Sunburst Mirror was placed in the stay pile! So, while I am celebrating it staying in our home, I thought I’d share the simple steps I took to create it because she is a beauty.
I’ve been keeping my eye on sunburst mirrors for a while now. Our front entry has tall vaulted ceilings and I wanted something large to fill a bit of the empty space.
I love sunburst mirror’s overall form. They can be so elegant, but slightly retro in style. I’ve seen them cost up to $200 and with all the supplies I had to buy, mine came to a total of $19 – such a bargain!
What supplies do you need to make a Wooden Skewer Sunburst Mirror?
How to DIY a Sunburst Mirror
Gather all your supplies to start this DIY Sunburst Mirror. You can get a small framed round mirror or even use a raw circular mirror with no edge. I also bought two packages of 100 wooden skewers (200 total).
Depending on how dense you want your mirror to look, the more skewers the better. I went heavy with mine and loved how it turned out!
And spray paint to give everything a final golden look!
How do I make an inexpensive Gold Sunburst Wall Mirror?
Start by laying your mirror face down and divide the back of it into four equal parts using a pencil.
This will help keep your wooden skewers straight and not start to lean as you go.
Next, decide upon the finished diameter of the completed mirror. Once you decide how big you want the sunburst to be, measure the wooden skewers and mark on all of them. This is important so that each skewer has a consistent length and a professional look.
Begin to hot glue the skewers per your measured mark to the mirror, using the pencil guidelines to keep the skewers straight.
Stand back and enjoy your stunning new sunburst mirror!
Oh how I love my mirror!
Where could you incorporate a sunburst mirror in your home?
- Small Circular mirror
- Bamboo Wooden Skewers (two packages)
- Hot glue gun + many extra glue sticks
- Rustoleum Gold Spray paint
- Start by dividing the back of the mirror into four equal parts using a pencil.
- Next, decide upon the finished diameter of the mirror. Measure the wooden skewers accordingly and mark all of them. This is important so that each skewer has a consistent length and a professional look.
- Begin to slowly hot glue the skewers per your measured mark to the backside of the mirror, using the pencil guidelines to keep the skewers straight.
- Stand back and enjoy your stunning new sunburst mirror!
If you are looking for other fun wooden skewer projects, you might like my gorgeous Geometric Pendant Light.
And check out my DIY Sunburst Doormat project!