DIY Vintage Starburst Mirror Wall Art

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Vintage Sunburst Mirror

Lately, I’ve had a beachy vibe thing going on around my house. I have been noticing these great vintage starburst painted pics going around Pinterest and I just fell in love with that old beach vibe!

I have been wanting to make one of the trendy sunburst mirrors, so I decided to combine the two styles and this is what I came up with!  It worked out great and looks lovely in my Vintage Teal Playroom! Let me show you how I made it~

Vintage Starburst Mirror



Start adding dowels in a circle pattern

Lay your square dowels in a pattern of a sunburst, slightly slanted so the mirror is on the left. (I used the thick dowels, but since they only come in random size packages. I needed 6 packs to get enough thick ones).

Dowels around mirror for sunburst

Use a hack saw to cut half of them in smaller pieces so they do not overlap under the mirror.

NOTE: DO NOT BE AFRAID OF HACK SAWS!!! They are super easy to use, just secure your dowels in a vice and cut away!

Add twine to a mirror

Hot glue twine around your mirror.

wrap twine around mirror

The twine ended up going around the edge of the mirror five times. Tape off your mirror and paint your twine the desired color.

Paint the dowes from teal to light yellow

Figure out your color scheme for your dowels and paint them. Paint light yellow to dark teal.

Lay dowels out for sunburst

Lay your pattern back out and hot glue it to the wooden base. Hot glue your mirror over the top! That’s it and now I have a cool one-of-a-kind mirror! Love it!! I hope you do too!



  1. I really like this. Shabby Chic is certainly a
    type of Feng Shui, giving a stress free, soft and feminine
    feel. A very loving way of decorating making people want to come in
    and relax, which is why it can also be known as the cottage feel.

  2. This is too cute! What a great interpretation of the usual sunburst. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  3. LOVE the mirror!! Very unique piece!! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  4. Cute and colorful — like the painted rope frame for the mirror! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  5. This is Gorgeous! I am featuring this on my Pink Hippo Party!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. So pretty! Great spin on the sunburst – I love it’s originality and beautiful colors! Great job!

  7. Beautiful job, and so creative! I love the combination of colors and materials.

  8. Very nice, I love the beachy vibe! It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing at my link party.

  9. I Love This! Beautiful job! Visiting from $20 Below. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Toodles, Kathryn

  10. I LOVE this. So very creative, and the colors are so fun! I am now following you on linky and Google+. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.


  11. This is so FUN…and it goes perfectly with the homemade sunshine art I just made (like seriously they could be cousins!). I love the style and colors of this so much! I do not have a sunburst mirror in my home yet…can you believe it…I am so making this!

  12. Fabulous! I like how you painted some of the dowels blue, reminding me of the sky. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great tutorial and project! I love the way it is not centered and the rays vary in length. I found you at Friday Fun Party, hope you can come and visit me too, at Three Thirteen.

  14. Very creative! It’s fun to look at other people’s crafty ideas. :)

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