DIY Sunburst Mirror

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Today I'm sharing with y'all a very easy DIY and one that has got to be my favorite to date (well, besides our farmhouse table, but that wasn't easy to say the least.)


  • A round beveled edged glass mirror (Joann's was the only place I could find this)
  • Paint stirrers...lots and lots, in total I used 52. Trust me the guy behind the paint counter LOL'd at me when I asked for that many and told him I was working on a DIY project...because what possibly could I be making with those ;-)
  • Stain-I used Minwax Special Walnut since I had some left over from other projects
  • Super Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Picture Hanger


1. First you need to stain your paint stirrers (I did 2 coats of stain). Trust me, since these are so thin they soak up the stain pretty quickly and dry fast, so adding 2 coats is a breeze. I only stained one side, since after all you won't be seeing the back of the mirror. I did make sure to stain the sides of each stirrer though. 

2. After everything is dry, you'll want to break of the ends of the stirrers, kind of where you see a little dip. After trial and error, I discovered they did not want to lay right without doing this. Then lay out your first layer of stirrers on the back of the mirror. Do this first before you start gluing, it's a lot easier that way to tell that they're even. Then glue each down one by one.

3.Time for the second layer of stirrers. This time, I did not break off the ends since the space between each one was greater. Add one stirrer between each empty slot in the first layer, then glue them down one by one.

4. Last thing to do- glue on the picture hanger to the back of the mirror with your hot glue gun.


I am SO HAPPY with how this turned out, it was the perfect addition to our dining area. I especially love how easy and affordable (less than $10) it was! If you try this DIY project, I would love to see sure to tag me if you do! xo, S

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  1. When I move I gotta make this. So cute!

    1. Thanks Hannah! It really was so easy to do!!

  2. I love this DIY! I ended up finding a mirror for our living room at Home Goods for $30! Jess at Just Jess

    1. Thanks Jessica, it is definitely one of my favorite projects! I actually got the idea after seeing something similar from Home Goods (but it was $$$) so figured this was a nice alternative :)

  3. I'm so making this for my bare living room walls! Love it!

    1. You totally should! It is so easy to make!!

  4. Where did you get your cute chandelier light? :) Love it and would be perfect for my house!!

  5. what size mirror did you use?