Interiors

DIY | Shiny Sunburst Mirror

Hey guys, summer is in full swing around here. So I thought let’s celebrate the sunshine with this little sunburst mirror project here. How do you celebrate the warmer temperatures? Although I’m so close to this semester’s exams, thank god I still find some time to drink one or two cocktails, spend some time in the sun and relax. Still, although I like me some sunshine I’m not a human being for hot temperatures, so I’m reaaaaally looking forward to my favourite season fall.

Nevertheless, this little sunburst mirror shines so bright it gets you into a good mood instantly. And all you need is a round mirror, some wooden skewers and some paint. Really love the easy projects which look so good in the end. So let’s start!

The Tutorial

You need:

  • A small mirror (I used the counterpart to the one from my Mirror Wall Hanging)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Golden acrylic paint
  • A piece of cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Picture frame hook

This one’s soooo easy! First, place your mirror onto the piece of cardboard and draw around it with a pencil. Then cut out the resulting circle. Next, place the wooden skewers onto the back of the mirror. One should always be closer to the center than the neighbour, in an alternating pattern. This way you know how much skewers to use.

Now, cover a surface outside with some newsprint, line up the wooden skewers for your sunburst mirror and spray-paint them. Let them dry, then flip them over and spray-paint the other side.

After letting everything dry, it’s time to assemble your sunburst mirror! Again, place your mirror upside down and glue the wooden skewers (with the pointy end facing outward) to the mirror in the same pattern as before. Just be careful not to burn your fingers with that hot glue gun! I did that…

Then let everything set, spread another layer of glue onto the skewers and attach the cardboard circle. Now you just have to attach the picture frame hook with some glue and you’re done!

This sunburst mirror is definitely an afternoon project with a beautiful outcome! And it’s such a nice addition to my living room gallery wall. Actually, this project really makes me think about all the ways to style a mirror. Just imagine framing it with tassels, or using a belt to both frame and hang it! If I don’t watch out, my apartment will soon look like a hall of mirrors…Hope you are inspired!

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Izzy
    15th July 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Ooh I love how it turned out, and how simple it is! Amazing

    The Quirky Queer

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      15th July 2018 at 7:24 pm

      You’re so sweet, thank you very much! 🙂

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