wood shim sunburst mirror

17 Oct

Here goes the start of another week, I hope you are enjoying your Monday.

Here’s a little treat for you.

I diy’ed another mirror, this time I used wood shims and glued them all together. It was definitely time consuming but I’m definitely happy with the end result.

what i used

192 – 8” wood shims (14 packs)

7” wood embroidery hoop

7” craft mirror

Leftover piece of Masonite board

hot glue gun

Rust-oleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint

gold spray paint

First I glued each grouping (rays), I used 8 shims for each one, but you can use however much you want to create the style you desire.



Once I had all my sections glued I simply glued them on a piece of Masonite board, spray painted them along with the 7” embroidery hoop and glued the mirror and hoop directly on top.

And here’s what I came up with:







I’m really loving the chunkiness of this one.


Another great mirror for less than $30.

If you’ve been shopping for a sunburst mirror, I’d definitely recommend giving this a try. The possibilities are endless!

23 Responses to “wood shim sunburst mirror”

  1. Melissa October 17, 2011 at 10:47 AM #

    Love this one so much!! Are you still going to use it in the baby’s room?!

    • Lizzie Stewart October 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM #

      Thanks girl! Ya once I start decorating the nursery I’ll move it in there.

  2. Kristy Swain October 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM #

    Turned out so great!

  3. Bethany October 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM #

    this is the best DIY starburst mirror I’ve seen! LOVE it!

  4. heather j October 18, 2011 at 8:50 PM #

    just found your blog via pinterest. This IS awesome. Very good use of shims.

  5. Cassie October 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM #

    What a FANTASTIC project! I always love do it yourself stuff, so I’m just going to have to go and do this one…like now.

  6. Katie Jayne Sprenkle (@katijayne) November 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM #

    aprox. how large is this mirror when finished. I want something large to take up a sad wall.

  7. Kacey Gilpin January 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM #

    Amazing! Going to try it this weekend!

  8. Sarah April 24, 2014 at 10:08 PM #

    Thank you for the design inspiration for this awesome sunburst mirror! I love how ours turned out! Come take a look! http://movingeastonwest.com/diy-sunburst-mirror/

  9. Bailey May 11, 2014 at 11:22 AM #

    I noticed you used hot glue…how does the wood hold up with this? Have you had any problems keeping the wood pieces together? I am about to make my own and I am wondering if I should have bought wood glue instead.

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