Monday, August 3, 2015

DIY Starburst Mirror

The space above our TV in our living room needed something...something big.  I purchased a clock a couple of years ago and hung it above the TV, but it didn't like right, so I returned it.  The wall was left empty and it drove me crazy...until now!  I love the look of the starburst mirrors I see in the stores and the DIY ones I've seen on Pinterest, so I decided to make my own.

I purchased all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby and Menards, but any craft store and hardware store should have everything you need.

Supplies From Craft Store
Round mirror
Wood circle (from clock building area at Hobby Lobby)
Hot Glue Gun (and glue sticks)
Supplies from Hardware Store
Wood Shims (I used 8" and 12" shims--the amount depends on how big your mirror is.  I think I used 2 packs of each size.)
Wood glue

First I glued the wood circle to the back of my mirror using wood glue.  I clamped it, and let it dry over night.

While that was drying, I spray painted all of my wood shims (both sides).

Once everything was dry, I glued the 8" shims on the back of my mirror, using hot glue.

Then, I glued the 12" shims in between each of the 8" shims, using hot glue.

I didn't take a photo of the next step, but in order to hang it, I used hanging wire. I used a staple gun and put two staples on the back of the wood circle.  I put the staples 2-3" apart, and then I wrapped the hanging wire around each staple to create a hanger.  I put a nail in the wall, and hung it up!  I think some wood circles may already have a hole in them for hanging--so you might want to look for one like that and save yourself a step.

I love the way it looks hanging in our living room!  It adds some personality to that blank wall and adds a pop of color to the room too.  It would also look great in a bedroom, hanging over a bed.

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  1. It turned out great! It fills up the space nicely too. And I love the pop of color!

  2. Wow, this is fantastic!! I've seen these sold so many places and they're EXPENSIVE!! I'd love to try making one myself :)

  3. That looks great!! So creative!

  4. This turned out so awesome! I absolutely love it! And the color is such a fun addition to your decor!

  5. I love this! The green is such an unexpected pop of color in a fabulous kind of way! So great!

  6. Your starburst mirror turned out great. Nice way to fill up a lot of wall space.