This gorgeous mirror was made with paper like 2 for $1.00 posters. Starburst mirrors are so expensive. And the ones that I love measure 36" or more. I know you will love this DIY one.
DIY High End 41" Starburst Mirror With My FREE TEMPLATE
It has the look of metal but it is not. And it was made on our kitchen table.
Using two 40"x 32" foam board I created this 40" round board. All of supplies are listed below.
I used Duck tape along the seams to hold the two boards together. This is the front of the board.
This is the back of the board.
Using construction glue I attached D-Rings to the back. And a small piece of foam board was glued to the back to serve as a brace to keep the board from bending. The entire board is now very stiff.
I created a FREE template sheet so I could share my project. See details below on how to DOWNLOAD your template from my blog.
Spread out your pieces first to make sure your spacing is correct. This is row #1.
Once you apply the first row space the remainder of the rows 1 3/4" lower. Here I am starting row Notice that I curled the outer edge of each piece on rows #2 through I placed the new row pieces in between the pieces on the previous rows.
Here is what 6 rows look likes.
Here are all 10 rows. It is so beautiful already!
Spray paint from the edge toward the center. That way the paint goes underneath each piece. While painting I turned the paint can on its side to insure great coverage underneath each piece.
The Gorilla Construction Glue is my favorite. I really lathered it on. And those curled ends look amazing. What do you think?
To insure the glue had cured, I applied a few bricks and added some additional pressure. This was the status for 48 hours. I also wanted o my glam friends to have a few options. Go ahead and add the acrylic gems to every other piece. You can see the hanging process which I shared on my blog and YT.
As I stated earlier I have a FREE TEMPLATE for you on my BLOG! Enjoy the DIY. I did Loves.
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Sandra on May 03, 2021
This is awesome! I’ve wanted to make one of those mirrors for a long time. I’ve seen them made with wood shims& dowels and other materials. I even bought some of the long sticks from dollar tree but just couldn’t quite get it going. Now I think I’m definitely going to try your method. It is not costly and looks elegant and expensive. Kudos👏🏽
AndradeTea on May 24, 2021
CLEVER! I cannot look at that gorgeous mirror and think: papers! LOVE it!