Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DIY Sunburst Mirror

Today, I'm sharing another DIY project I did for the Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife, a DIY Sunburst Mirror.  We are in the process of redoing our guest bathroom so I wanted to make this for that room.   But, I have it sitting in my kitchen right now and not sure I want to give it  up.  I like it in there. Anyway, I'll get to the task at hand.  Read on .....

These are  the supplies you need.

small shims- I used 4 bags.
acrylic paint in your choice of colors
paint brush- I use foam ones
7 in. mirror
cardboard. I used a recycled pizza round
glass tiles 

Decide on your paint colors and paint your shims. I used two colors.  I let some of the wood show through.

 While the shims are drying take your mirror and glue it in the middle of your round pizza cardboard.

Start by laying all your shims in place.  Getting the arrangement that you want. You will be placing the shims up against the mirror. I know this is a bad picture but it's the only one I have that shows how I placed the bottom layer.  So please bear with my lack of photographic skills.

Next step is  add a shim in between each of the bottom layer.  Once you have them where you want them glue them into place.

It should look like this after you have  glued them into place.

Cut your glass tiles into strips.  I used 3 rows of glass tiles for my mirror.  Make sure you cut all the mesh away from the tile.  You don't want any mesh showing since we aren't using grout.

Lay them into place at the edge of the mirror.  Once they are in the position you want them to be glue them down.  

You are now done!!!  A quick, easy piece of DIY art.    I sat mine on a shelf so didn't add a hanger, but if and when I do I'll use a Command hook (nope, no affiliation with them)

Have you done a Starburst Mirror?  If so, what have you used to make it with?

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Anita said...

I really love this! So simple too. I just redid my living room and need some new wall art. I'll be giving this a try.

Thanks for the idea.

God bless and have a grateful day,
Anita aka Nit

Crystal said...

I love this!! I'm putting it on my spring To Do list. I especially love the touch of the small tiles. I haven't seen that before. Love it!!

Oklahomaredhead said...

Love this, but I have one quick question. did you put something under the mirror before you glued it onto the cardboard? Just wondering how you got the shims to fit under the mirror if it wasn't slight raised.

Claudia Castro said...

its so nice i love it!!

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Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Amazing how some of the better crafts are really easy! What a happy mirror. Thank you for sharing this at the 'Time for a party'-linky, at the Fine Craft Guild, Barb!

Nicole said...

Found you on Whip it Up Wednesday. I love this! If I ever get around to making one (because I really do love it!) I think I'd even use the same colors you did. So great!

VMG206 said...

Barb -
I just LOVE this! I'm pinning it for later :)
I found you at Linking with the Ladies today. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment - and link up.
~ Megin of VMG206

Betty Boop said...

I loved this and it looks easy enough for me to do. I pinned it!! I am visiting with LWML blog hop. I followed you on GFC.

Sharon Sheff said...

I have so many shims here I am so delighted you showed this you just gave me an idea thanksssssss.

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fab mirror!
I really like the way you added tile around the face... :)

hugs x
Crystelle Boutique

Darlene Nemeth said...

I have seen many versions of this starburst lately. Yours is gorgeous. I'm visiting from the Crafty Showcase Link Party. You've been pinned and now followed.

MaytagNMom said...

A sunburst mirror is something I've always WANTED to try, but haven't yet. Examples like this darling one (lovin' the glass titles too- that added "punch") make me wanna take the plunge. You make it look so EASY!

Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Easter Coming soon and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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Suz @MaytagNMom
NW Illinois
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Raising Reagan said...

Wow ... it turned out great and what a great way to spruce up a space!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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Heather May said...

TOTALLY LOVE IT! I made a sunburst clock out of old ceiling fan blades and this would be an awesome piece for the don't need my power tools!! I am hosting at my site tomorrow at and the link is up! I would love it if you would share!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Beautiful and easy to make! What a fabulous idea!

Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

Julia Klimek said...

Hi there! I LOVE the colors you used! So pretty. I made one using a dollar store mirror, bbq skewers and spray paint. I'm actually making a second one for my sister. It's a fun project, cheap and once done makes a big impact on a wall.

Tracy from CityofMotherlyLove said...

This is so cheerful and super cute. Thanks for telling us about shims. I'm embarrassed to say I've never heard of them before and can't wait to get some!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

I love this. You did a great job Barb. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan

Ellora Drinnen said...

Love the colors on this and the tile around the mirror makes it different than any others I've seen. Looks great!! So creative!

Emily @ My Love for Words said...

I have been looking everywhere for a round mirror for my office, and this would be perfect! I found you through the Not Just a Housewife link party. Thanks so much for sharing!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button:

Kim Tritz said...

I never would've thought of the shims! I've seen bamboo skewers, paint stirrers, straws, but never shims! I also love the tile accent - so pretty! Pinned via PinMe Link Party!

Isabelle Thornton said...

It looks amazing!!
I would love if you link this to my party:

Leslie Stewart said...

I'm loving your mirror! Thanks for sharing it at my party. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see it featured! Be sure to grab a "featured" button too.
House on the Way

Tonia L said...

Just stopping by to let you know that you were featured yesterday at Time To Sparkle! We will be sharing your post on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

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