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DIY Sunburst Mirror Roundup

Oh yeah, these things are everywhere!  I know that ideas travel fast in the blogosphere, but this one sure seemed to really take on a life of its own, didn’t it?

I don’t even really remember why I started looking at DIY sunburst mirrors last night, but I was really blown away by all of the variations on the theme.  So if you’re still one of the holdouts, and haven’t yet made a sunburst mirror, you’re sure to find one here that fits your style.  (All of the thumbnails are directly linked to the source.)

sunburst mirror from diy dujoursunburst mirror from gorgeous shiny thingssunburst mirror from certified country girl

sunburst mirror from the country chic cottagesunburst mirror from the little apartmentsunburst mirror from tiffany ruda

sunburst mirror from under the table and dreamingsunburst mirror from centsational girlsunburst mirror from danielle oakey interiors

sunburst mirror from jennifer v designssunburst mirror from sweet something designsunburst mirror from sunset

sunburst mirror from isabella and max roomssunburst mirror from project prettysunburst mirror from the nester

sunburst mirror from crafty nestsunburst mirror from thrifty and chicsunburst mirror from dollar store crafts

sunburst mirror from tatertots and jellosunburst mirror from design spongesunburst mirror from country living

sunburst mirror from room to inspire 2sunburst mirror from room to inspiresunburst mirror from creative jewish mom

sunburst mirror from rag and bonesunburst mirror from made by stephie


I think the lesson learned here is that you can take any object that’s long and slender, glue it in a circular shape, add a mirror, and viola!  You have a sunburst mirror!

During my search for DIY sunburst mirrors, take a look at this non-DIY version that I came across.

labarge sunburst mirror with silver leaf finish

Wanna guess how much this costs?  This LaBarge sunburst mirror with silver leaf finish is from Furniture Direct, and it costs a whopping $2504.98.  Yeah, you read that right.  The funny thing is that it says the MSRP is $4497.00, so if you buy this one, you’ll save $1992.02!!!  What a bargain!!

OR, you could make mine for around $30.  Space the slats a little differently so that the “rays” are more pronounced, and you’d have a fairly reasonable facsimile of this outrageously priced sunburst mirror.  Heck, you could even cover the entire thing with silver leave, and you’d still come in under $100.

sunburst 11a

So did I leave out one of your favorites?  If so, leave a link in the comments!  I love seeing all of the different variations that people have come up with.

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    Tanya @
    May 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Wow!  Quite the round-up.  Did you know the hot pink one is SPOONS?!?  There are so many creative people in this world.  I'm going to spend the rest of my daw in awe.

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    May 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Kristi-

    Great roundup of starburst mirrors – it is fascinating to see all the different versions together like this.  It is hard choosing which one I like best. I like the knife spoon and fork one – very clever and I have already made one following your directions – it is hanging in my guest room.   Thanks for including mine.

    My best- Diane

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    May 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I'm still working on mine, which is a modified version of your wood shim one.  It's not *quite* what I hoped it would be, although I should probably not judge it until it's completely finished.  (Hmmm, I think I've been working on it for a few months now?  I just realized I probably shouldn't nag my husband about his unfinished projects when I have trouble finishing my own…)

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    Bobby Williamson
    May 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Sunburst Mirrors are dear to my heart. Thank you for the wonderful article and pictures. You have given me some great ideas to build my own sunburst mirror and save thousands of dollars.

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    party bags
    May 26, 2011 at 2:20 am

    From a simple circle, it turned out really well. Being creative will really help us be in a better way of living.

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    Anne Sullivan
    May 27, 2011 at 3:40 am

    I love the cereal box one!! These are incredible, thank you SO much for sharing!

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    Heather Libbey
    June 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Kristi, thanks for linking up my mirror!  I love the way you did yours!  I also enjoyed your post about ALT tags on photos.  Gotta start doing that!

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    July 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

    LOVE this.

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    November 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I love all these DIY Sunburst mirrors. I did my own version not too long ago made out of plain white cardstock if you would like to check it out and perhaps add it to your list.

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