Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sunburst Mirror Tutorial No. 2

First off let me tell you... mine is not a mirror.  The store was all out of mirrors and I couldn't wait for them to get more so I made something up.  However, this is meant to be a sunburst mirror.  Mmmkay?

You need: Cardboard, skewers (I used 12 inch), round mirror, hot glue/gun, scissors.  

Step 1: Grab your biggest dinner plate and trace on a cardboard box.  

Step 2: For my pattern I needed more circles so if you do my pattern, grab a smaller plate and trace inside the circle.

Step 3: Trace another smaller circle inside the other circles.

Step 4: Cut out the biggest circle.  You can see the other circles drawn on the cardboard.

Step 5: I wanted one more circle so I used something even smaller to trace.

Step 6: Start gluing your skewers in a pattern.  This is where the circles come in handy.  To keep it uniform, use the circles for your pattern and glue the ends onto the lines.

Step 7:  Glue a thick string on the back so you can hang the mirror.

Step 8: Paint the sunburst your color of choice.

Step 9:  This is where you will be going your separate way if you want an actual mirror.  All you have to do is glue the mirror onto the front of the sunburst.  Make sure you choose a mirror that is big enough to cover the cardboard.  

If, like me, your store is out of mirrors, you'll have to figure something else out.  I had a plate frame that I painted white.  Since the sunburst is going in the same room as my piano, which happens to be the exact color of a Tiffany & Co box (a sign, I'm sure), I grabbed a box and cut a circle to fit into the frame.

Step 10: Since this was not meant to be permanent, I didn't want to glue the frame onto the sunburst.  Instead, I glued a thumb tack on it so I could hang the frame.

Step 11: Hang the frame.


  1. Love the shape of your sunburst, Kelli! And, of course, who doesn't LOVE the color of Tiffany blue?!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  2. I love that you used a Tiffany Box! That has to be one of the best blue colors ever.

    Found you at Hookin up with HOH.

  3. You are so sweet Kelli to do this for us! I'm gonna pin YOURS at my pinterest account!

    I've got the stuff, now I have the guts! Thanks!
    Your Follower,
    Suzanne in NW IL

  4. I love a sunburst mirror and yours is super cute! I love that it didn't cost much too! Great job.

  5. This is a super sunburst mirror and your tutorial is so clear and easy to follow.

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

  6. Very well done, good instructions! What a creative project and it looks great. So who really needs a mirror, eh?

  7. Oh, you made that look easy! What a cool idea. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  8. I love your sunburst mirror. I love the color. You did great!

    Hope you can drop by in my blog at


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