A DIY Silver & Gold Sunburst of Joy Mirror

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If you couldn’t tell, we’ve been channeling the 70s here at ModCloth lately. We can’t get enough of the kitschy, colorful decor and ensembles, and it inspired us to DIY a popular piece of wall art you’d find throughout the decade: sunburst mirrors. We hit the craft store to make sure we had the following items:


  • Round, beveled mirror (7 in. diameter)
  • Balsa wood sticks (1/8 x 3/8)
  • Mirror tiles
  • Round, iridescent stickers
  • Gold spray paint
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks


Step One: Hot glue your mirror titles around the perimeter of the beveled mirror. We lined our tiles up corner-to-corner to begin, and then added a second layer of tiles to create more dimension. The goal is to conceal the edge of the mirror so it doesn’t look unfinished.


Step Two: Cut your balsa wood sticks into eight 10-inch pieces and spray paint them gold. Wait about 10 minutes on each side to allow for proper drying time, and don’t forget to spray the sides of the sticks, either!


Step Three: Glue the painted balsa sticks to the back of your mirror. Make sure they’re evenly spaced. After the glue has dried, apply one iridescent sticker to the tip of each stick.


Step Four: Apply a Velcro Command strip to the back of your sunburst mirror. If you’re making a larger mirror, you may need two pieces of Velcro. Hang and enjoy!


We paired our sunburst mirror with the Peonies and Thank You Print and Swiftlet and Sure Wall Hook. On the hook is our super sweet Adornment Developer Scarf.


+Pretty groovy, right? Shop our revamped, refined, and reimagined spin on retro 70s style right here.


About Wendy

Wendy Rose Gould is a latte-loving, vintage-collecting, cat-adoring beauty and fashion writer whose work has appeared both online and in print. While she grew up in urban Indiana surrounded by horse buggies and corn fields, she's since moved west to Phoenix (after a stint in South Korea) where cacti and haboobs reign supreme. Wendy believes a woman should never leave the house without enviable hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. And also mascara. Never leave the house without mascara.


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