Guest Post – DIY Sunburst Mirror

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As soon as I saw this diy sunburst mirror on Our Humble A Bowed, I thought it was a brilliant alternative to expensive sunburst mirrors!   I immediately asked Amanda if she’d guest post about it on my blog.  She said sure!  So, take it away Amanda!
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Here is the finished sunburst mirror.

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Sunburst mirrors are a great home accessory.   There are many expensive versions available, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the look. In fact, I made a 27 inch diameter mirror for only 3 dollars.   You’ll need around 50 paint stirrer sticks, a beveled edge mirror, paint and a picture hook.
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Paint all of your sticks, sides included and let dry. Then, using a permanent marker, draw dividers on the back of your mirror. Use a hot glue gun to glue the sticks in place, keeping the spacing as even as possible.
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Use this same process for the second layer, placing between the first layer.
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Secure a picture hook to the back using a strong glue or epoxy and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then, hang that beauty up and try not to stare at it all day.
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If I had to change anything, I would have used a chop saw to cut all of my sticks quickly and evenly. But, because I have little kids, I made due with a wire cutter to cut the ends. Also, spray paint would make the painting process much quicker, but I like the depth and variation of the hand painted sticks.
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To get all the details on how I created my mirror, stop by Our Humble A{Bowe}d.

Thank you so much for chatting with us about your diy sunburst mirror. My favorite part is the cost!  Readers, if you try it, be sure to let Amanda know.

4 Comments :

  1. I’ve seen a few of these tutorials around blogland and I really like this one. The color is striking.

    Suzy xxx

  2. Love it…thanks for sharing

  3. Fabulous!!! This one looks so easy and pretty.

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