Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror

I’ve received a few questions about the mirror hanging in our guest bedroom.
Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror Easy DIY Project | DIY Playbook

Where is it from? What other colors do they have? I want one for my house, where can I buy it?!

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can all have your own sunburst mirror (in any color!) at the low cost of about $5!

Yep, that’s right. It’s 100% DIY.

DIY Sunburst Mirror Silver paint Sticks: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror Easy DIY Project | DIY Playbook

My fellow rookie and I made these mirrors (along with Janimal) long before the ol’ blog began. So, unfortunately we don’t have a tutorial for this project.

But, I still think you guys can create your own right at home, without our “play by play” of steps.

Supplies:
-50 to 75 Paint sticks (You’ll want to get the longest ones your local home store has to offer. These are FREE, but I recommend getting all of your sticks over the course of a few trips. You don’t want to be super obnoxious and clean out their paint stick stock in one swoop!)
-Paint or stain of your choosing
-Circular mirror (I found mine at Hobby Lobby and used a coupon. This one was found near the candle section. I think people sometimes use it as a “plate” for dripping candle wax)
-Hot glue gun
-Plenty of hot glue inserts
-Wall hanging kit
-Gorilla Glue (to glue the hanging kit to the back of the mirror)

DIY Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror Easy DIY Project | DIY Playbook

Once you gather all of your supplies, it’s just a matter of laying out all of the sticks on the back of the mirror and adjusting them in a pattern that works for you. Then, get ready for lots of gluing and ample dry time!

If I remember correctly, it did take awhile. But the mirror has held up for a long time.

I chose to go with 3 different paint colors of silver and gray.

You can also stain the wood sticks like my mom did. Here is her mirror above her guest bed.

Wood Stained Sunburst Mirror: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror Easy DIY Project | DIY Playbook

The stain gives the project an entirely different look. Rustic and earthy…

Paint Stick DIY Sunburst Mirror Brown wood stain: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror Easy DIY Project | DIY Playbook

I know the sunburst mirror look was really big in the decor world for quite some time. The trend may have come and gone…but I’m still lovin’ mine and that’s all that matters right?!

DIY Sunburst Mirror with paint sticks in silver: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror Easy DIY Project | DIY Playbook

Casey

If you make a sunburst mirror of your own, send a pic our way to [email protected]