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DIY Starburst Mirror

diy starburst mirror

I have been wanting to create a starburst mirror for sometime and finally got around to creating my own. I wanted to create something simple and rustic. Lately I have been loving a ton of DIY projects on Pinterest that are focused on twigs and branches. Inspired, I set out to craft!

Here are the steps to create your own starburst mirror:

1. Gather Supplies. You will need a high temperate glue gun, tape measure, pruners, 7-10″ mirror, bundle of sticks from any craft store (mine were from Michael’s and were $11)

2. Measure your branches and divide the average by 3. This will be the length of each stick. I tried to keep mine all to a length of around 18.5″.

3. Cut each branch into 3 pieces.

4. Attach something to hang the mirror when it

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is complete. I bought a pack of this tags for mirrors at Michael’s for $1.25. I did attach two on top of each other so it would be stronger. Draw guiding lines across the back of the mirror to help you glue the sticks in a strategic fashion. I begin by attaching the thickest sticks at the ends of each point and then moved to the right of each of those.

5. Secure each stick with the hot glue gun and let dry for 1 hour.

rustic starburst mirror

6. Place on your wall and use the pruners to even out any branches that look out of place.

diy starburst mirror

All done! This project only took about 45 minutes to put together. I love how the imperfections within the branch lengths add to its character. If I was to attack this project again, I would use wood glue first and then secure with the hot glue. It’s also best to construct on a large flat surface.

Good luck!

3 Comments on DIY Starburst Mirror

  1. Aarean
    July 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I just stumbled on your blog and just had to leave a comment…how clever is this?!?! I love it! I think it would be so cute if maybe I did something similar for my babies nursery but in yellow! Thanks for the idea!
    Come on over and follow along my blog all about color! I think you’d enjoy it (but than again I might be a little bias?! ha)


    • Amanda
      July 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much! It was so easy. I think I may try another one painted. I’ll come visit!

  2. Paul M
    July 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    That looks amazing! I love it…thanks girl!


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