DIY Sunburst Mirror

Sunburst mirrors have become quite popular over the last few years. They give a room a nice modern touch and usually come in gold, which I’ve recently started incorporating a lot of in my decor. Sunburst mirrors usually range between $75 to $300 depending on the store and style. Today I’m going to share how to create your own DIY sunburst mirror for under $20. Follow along as I show you how!

DIY-Sunburst-Mirror-Crafts-Unleashed-1Supplies needed to make your own DIY sunburst mirror:


The first thing you will need is to decide how many dowels you would like to use for your DIY sunburst mirror. I used about two packages of dowel rods so that I could have them spaced close together. I cut the dowels into two sizes; 6 inches and 3 inches.

DIY-sunburst-mirror-Crafts-Unleashed-2Begin by gluing your dowels onto a 6 or 6.5inch wood circle. This will become the back piece of  the mirror. Use a generous amount of high temp hot glue to ensure the pieces have a strong hold.

DIY-sunburst-mirror-Crafts-Unleashed-3To hang your DIY sunburst mirror, hammer a sawtooth hanger to the back of the wood circle. Since the wood circle I used was thinner than my nails, I made sure to have them go through a dowel on each side.

DIY-sunburst-mirror-Crafts-Unleashed-4Next, paint your dowels with spray paint. I chose a light champagne gold color from Krylon and applied two coats.

DIY-sunburst-mirror-Crafts-Unleashed-5After the final coat has dried, you are ready to glue your mirror in place. Again use a generous amount of hot glue to ensure the mirror stays in place. Then place a heavy book onto of the mirror until the glue is dry.

DIY-sunburst-mirror-Crafts-UnleashedAfter a couple hours of work, you’ll have a modern DIY sunburst mirror that costs a small fraction of what you would pay in-store! You can’t get much better than that!

About Crystal

Crystal is the crafter and writer behind She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.


  1. karthika says

    Awesome idea, it’s good to make things like this on your own at a fraction of cost and add some creativity of our own.Nothing beats that satisfaction!

  2. Patricia Routt says

    So pretty, you make it look simple enough and I think I will give this a try. I have seen these and really wanted one but couldn’t justify spending that much money, the cheapest one I have found was $95.oo, so this really is a no brainer.

  3. JaneEllen says

    You make it look so easy to make a sunburst mirror. Very pretty and cost effective. Did you have any problems spacing out the dowels at all? They all look perfectly spaced so you did a wonderful job on them. I’d have to mark where they’d need to go. Old eyes don’t see too straight anymore,lol. Happy Easter

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