I've been looking for a decorative piece to put above our bed for awhile, and after seeing some sunburst mirrors on Pinterest, I decided that I would try making my own!
Surely, it can't be that difficult right?
This DIY sunburst mirror project took just a few hours, and a few dollars ($7 to be exact) to make! I already had the spray paint and wall fasteners.
Definitely a successful project - even for beginners.
Round mirror (I got the 7 inch size from Michaels)
Brass ring, optional (Again a 7 inch size from Michaels)
Skewers (I got a set of 100 from Target for $2)
Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
Mounting hook or fasteners
Spray Paint (I had a mini can of gold)
-Arrange skewers in desired pattern on back of mirror.
You can either trim them to desired lengths, or just place them at varying distances from the center of the mirror.
-Hot glue the skewers down and let dry. You can do them all at one time, or a few at a time. (To help the skewers stay in place while gluing, put magazines on them to hold them down.)
-Once dry, spray pain the front of the skewers (the side that you will see). Be sure to cover the mirror part with newspaper or cloth. I just did one coat of paint and let it dry.
-If you want the brass ring look, which makes the mirror have more dimension, attach it to the outside of the mirror with hot glue -it should just squeeze right over the edges of the mirror.
-To mount, cut out a 6 inch circle of cardboard and glue to the back of the mirror/skewers.
Then attach mounting device (either hooks, poster or mounting strips).
I should have taken step-by-step photos, but my camera was dead...so all I have is the final product!
Let me know if you have questions!
THIS tutorial was very helpful to me!