My House and Home

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DIY Sunburst Mirror January 19, 2012

Filed under: DYI Crafts — Tasya Marra Demers @ 11:30 am

It seems as though several blogs out there have some version of a sunburst mirror and I just love them, so I decided to give one a try. This version was intended to be outside under our covered front door porch. It looks great, I probably will have to paint it some fresh sunny color, but for now the unfinished look is how it is and I like it!

Here’s how I did it…

The Supplies

I bought two packages of long shims (there are two sizes) from Lowes.

Two wooden floral rings from Diy Bangles. I bought one at 12 inches and the other at 14 inches, had they not been out of stock of the 18 inch one I would have bought that instead of the 14 inch. It still worked fine.

The mirror was fun because it is one of those convex security mirrors, it seemed more interesting then the standard mirror. I got it from Amazon.

And of course lots and lots of glues sticks for your hot glue gun!

To protect it from any outdoor elements I sprayed the finished starburst mirror with Polycrylic, also from Lowes.

I used Gorilla epoxy glue to glue the mirror on, that is some seriously strong stuff!

I hot glued the skinny end of the shims to the wood floral rings like below. I wanted a chunky mirror with a lot of texture.

The next layer goes on top in between your first layer and slightly lower as well.

I put the third layer lower then the second and only on every other gap. Same with the fourth layer.

I used every singleĀ  shim and then broke out the Gorilla glue to adhere the mirror. I put a towel on top of the mirror and put two full paint cans on top over night to make sure it adhered well.

I know I will end up painting this a fun color when spring and summer approach. We are getting ready to paint our house, so I will wait to see what we do and coordinate my choice then. I will be sure to update when I get it done. Thanks to Hi Sugarplum for this idea!


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