I’m bbaaaacccckk!! And best of all, I’m back with my latest favorite DIY project. My inspiration started because I
wanted needed something funky for our patio to tie in some natural wood and give our deck some character this summer. I absolutely love sunburst mirrors and after I fell in love with a wooden version from Restoration Hardware I knew I had to have one. But unfortunately I would have to sell my patio furniture set and possibly part of my house to afford it. So I thought…. hey that can’t be too hard. It’s just some wood and a mirror right?! With a little trip to the hardware store, followed by the dollar store I was only moments away from hanging my own creation on my poor naked wall. I made this mirror in under 30 minutes and the best part….. wait for it…. drumroll…..it cost me $7.00!!! That wouldn’t even cover a fraction of the taxes from a home design store. Heck for $7.00 I’m gonna make one for every room in my house…. hahaha no but seriously… how cute would it look to hang two or three above a headboard or make a few different sized mirrors for a large wall display?! Who knew building supplies could look so chic. Right now I’m just finishing the second sunburst mirror I made for my playroom which I will be sharing soon!! Happy crafting!
You will need:
- scrap piece of wood about 9 inches by 9 inches
- 7 inch mirror (I found mine at the dollar store, usually used for candles)
- package of cedar shims ($4 from the hardware store)
- hot glue gun
- scissors (strong enough to cut through the thin end of the wood shims)
- 7 inch embroidery hoop (optional)
Step 1 Trace the outside of the mirror onto the scrap piece of wood. Start gluing down your pieces of wood slightly inside the traced circle (this way your mirror will hide the ends). I started with the top, bottom, left and right pieces first (as seen with the arrows) and then added three pieces in between.
Step 2 With heavy duty scissors, cut between 2-3 inches off the ends of the wood shims to make the next layer of wood shorter. Glue these pieces in between the wood shims from the first layer.
Step 3 Glue your mirror into the center and your done!! Amazing huh?!
As a final touch, I added a 7 inch embroidery hoop to give it a more finished look. I chose the ring of the hoop with the tightening screw because I liked the industrial look of it!
Mirror mirror on the wall, whose the craftiest of us all