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Sometimes cheap can be chic.
This classic (and classy) starburst mirror is made from cheap ol' wood shims from the hardware store. Some wood glue and some patience and you'll be loving your new sunburst mirror!

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  • How to make a wall mirror. Wood Shim Starburst Mirror - Step 1
    Step 1

    Glue your wood shims together with any old wood glue. I used this ruler to make sure my 'rays' were all the same distance from each other.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Wood Shim Starburst Mirror - Step 2
    Step 2

    Repeat and repeat and repeat until you have enough to complete a full circle.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Wood Shim Starburst Mirror - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you have enough to fit together into a fill circle, arrange them on a remeasured template to assure yourself that they are perfectly circular. Glue the rays together. It's a good idea to place something heavy on your sunburst so that it is laying perfectly flat as well.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Wood Shim Starburst Mirror - Step 4
    Step 4

    I found this round mirror at a local home store, but most craft stores also carry circular mirror. Glue this on top of your sunburst being careful to make the perfect center.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Wood Shim Starburst Mirror - Step 5
    Step 5

    I place newspaper over the mirror and gave it a few light coats of gold metallic spray paint, but any color you'd like will work at this point.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Wood Shim Starburst Mirror - Step 6
    Step 6

    To hang, I glued a thin sheet of plywood to the back and screwed in some D-rings for a picture wire. It's moderately heavy so hang accordingly.

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Timberwolf Blades
Timberwolf Blades
This is such a great idea! I think I'll just put a mirror in mine without the clock. A picture might look great too.
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