I had been looking for an affordable sunburst mirror online for a while now, but wasn’t able to find one. So, after seeing a bunch of DIY Sunburst Mirrors on Pinterest I decided to give it a whirl. I went to Home Depot and Hobby Lobby to pick up supplies.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Wood Shims (you can pick these up at any hardware store)
- A Hot Glue Gun
- Wood Circles ( I got a set of 3 at Hobby Lobby)
- Picture Hanging Hook
I began by attaching the thinner side of the wood shims to the first wood circle, starting in the middle and layering them until I achieved the fullness I wanted.
Once I achieved the fullness I wanted, I glued another circular wood sheet to the back of the sunburst to secure the wood shims a little better.
The next step was to attach the picture hanging hook to the circle I had just glued down. Make sure you screw the hook on and don’t just glue it down. Screws will make it more secure, especially when its hanging on the wall.
After attaching the picture frame hook, I flipped the piece back over and began to attach the mirror to the front wood circle. However, If you plan to spray paint or stain the sunburst, I would suggest doing it before attaching the mirror to the font, that way you don’t have to worry about getting paint all over the mirror.
I had originally tried to attach the mirror with a hot glue gun, which had worked when I made another sunburst mirror but instead of using a circular wood sheet, I used a wood plate as the base.
However, I couldn’t get the mirror to stick to the wood circle with just a hot glue gun, probably because it wasn’t completely flat behind the circle. so I went with plan B, which was to use Wood Glue to attach the mirror and let it dry over night.
And now the final step… Hammer a nail into the wall and hang your sunburst mirror on the wall! Like I had mentioned in the previous step, I made two of these. The first one I spray painted bronze and hung above my bed.