Create a Sunburst Mirror
Open up your living room and add style with a dramatic sunburst mirror.
- mirror with flat frame edge
- 150 pieces branches or twigs
- glue sticks
- glue gun
- painter’s tape
- hacksaw or other saw
- sheet of paper
- spray primer
- spray paint
- hanging hardware
Select materials and cut branches to varying lengths between 15 to 18 inches long. Tip: Attach hanging hardware on back of frame prior to starting project.
Tape intersecting lines to mirror surface. Using tape lines and yardstick as a guide, glue first branch to mirror frame surface.
Create Radiating Circle
Glue branches in place using guidelines to create a radiating circle around mirror frame, providing guide for attaching remaining branches.
Glue Branches to Frame Edge
Apply ample amount of glue to frame using a hot glue gun and secure each branch. Tip: Hold branch in place for several seconds while glue sets.
Vary Branch Lengths
Attach branches to mirror, varying lengths of adjacent branches for a balanced final result.
Continue attaching branches around mirror frame until a full circle is created.
Sand top sides of branches with sandpaper to remove any excess glue.
Protect Mirror Surface
Cover mirror surface with paper and apply painter's tape around inner line of mirror to protect mirror surface while painting.
Prime Backside of Mirror
Spray backside of mirror and branches with primer. Let dry to touch, approximately a half-hour. Tip: Stacked paint cans provide a convenient stand to place mirror while painting.
Prime Front of Mirror
Turn mirror over and place on stand front side up. Prime branches and mirror frame. Let dry to touch, approximately a half-hour.
Repeat above steps to paint front and back of mirror. Let dry 24 hours. Remove protective paper and hang mirror.