Starburst Mirror Overload … but I couldn’t be happier!

Starburst Mirror Overload … but I couldn’t be happier!

I’ve mentioned my deep love for starburst mirrors before and I could not pass on the opportunity to bring them into the living room. While they have been a trend accessory for quite awhile, they are simply classics in my book and I don’t think I’ll ever get over them; especially with the multitude of different shapes and designs.

I had the perfect boring bare wall to incorporate this grouping of three and enhance the room with a little glam.

They are incredibly easy to make – you just need to work a glue gun – and you can get away with making them for just around $6 a piece.

I used the same steps in the original tutorial I posted {here}. You just need a round mirror, wooden skewers, this template, and lots of hot glue. The round mirrors are actually candle plates and can be found in many different sizes. I also stumbled across a pack of 7 round mirrors at Ross a few weeks ago for $10 and happen to also see them at Target for $20

The back of the mirror looks like a hot mess with the abundance of glue, but I will say the original mirror I made {back in November 09} is still in tact and has even survived being dropped.

This set of three received a coat of one of my favorite new colors – Krylon Champagne Nouveau. It is the perfect blend of satin nickel and champagne gold.

I varied the patterns a little on each mirror simply by cutting the skewers different lengths and arranging the patterns just a bit as I glued the sticks in place. {If you use the template above – once you have the sixteen main skewers glued, you can fill in the empty spaces with whatever pattern you like}

These make quite the statement as they are pretty big – the larger measures 31 inches in diameter {the mirror is 10 inches}, the next measures 27 inches in diameter {mirror 9 inches} and the smallest measure 16 inches in diameter {mirror 6 inches}.

I am smitten. Happy Friday ~ Enjoy!


  1. Beautiful! What a great idea and they are lovely!

  2. Oh my gosh! I have the most BORING wall at home that these would look FANTASTIC on!! I am going to give it a try!!:)

  3. Wow! I love the grouping – they look so pretty together! I love that color paint too. So classic looking. 🙂

  4. I’m smitten with you!! Gorgeous work 🙂 they look better than perfect together!

  5. These look great! I really like the champagne color.

  6. I have a boring wall at home, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I have the perfect wall for this! Thanks!

  8. LOVE this! Honestly, I’ve never been a huge starburst mirror fan…you made me a convert. I think having three of them really makes it! Way to go!!

    Now I may be forced to eat crow and put some up on one of my many bland walls. 😉


  9. I love it!! they look store bought! I think im going to have to make one… or 3 🙂

  10. I love the color and the different sizes =)

  11. They look even better than the ones at Pier 1!

  12. Beautiful! You are so very talented!

  13. These are so pretty. I have bean looking for mirrors to make one of these. And guess what? I found one today 🙂 Cant wait to make one. My biggest problem will probably bee which one of my empty walls to hang it on.

  14. Ooooo! I love the grouping! <3

  15. These look wonderful, especially in a group together. (I love that color, too!)

  16. One wouldn’t be enough but grouped together they make a great statement.

  17. Those are so cool!

  18. LLLLOOOOOVVVEEEEE! Eek, those are amazing, Steph! What a eye catcher!

  19. I love these. They look great in their group of three. Very pretty indeed!

  20. Love these!

  21. They are FAB! I wouldn’t have guessed that you didn’t buy them at the store.

  22. Love these! Definitely going to make some!! I actually have like four round mirrors collecting dust in a closet from target. Perfect!

  23. Very nice!!

  24. That looks amazing! I loved your original sunburst mirror tutorial and love this one even more. It goes to show you can’t have enough sunburst mirrors!!!

  25. these are gorgeous!!

  26. These came out great. I love that you did a set of three. Beautiful work!

  27. Okay, I have been contemplating on making one of these fabulous mirrors for a while, and now I am totally motivated to do it! Thank you! :0)

  28. CUTE! I love the grouping of them :o)

  29. I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing a series about the link up parties I join in on and featured yours today! Thanks so much for being a great host. Love your blog!

  30. YOU, my dear, are one amazing ladies. This are fabulous!


    Sheila 🙂

  31. Awesome display…I wish I had more wall space in this house…not much room to hang things and a doorway or window on every wall. Hop on over to my blog and sign up for my give away 🙂
    Have a great week end

  32. I LOVE them. I also love how simple they are to make but they look like a million bucks! thanks for sharing.

  33. So cool! What I love most about them is the non perfect edge you left. LOVE!


  34. Those turned out perfect! I see so many cool projects on your sidebar- looking forward to spending more time on your blog!

  35. This is completely adorable! Well done!

    I have a cute valentine tutorial featuring tp rolls on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

  36. Love this! I’ve been wanting some of these mirrors! new follower 🙂

  37. Wow, absolutely love these!!! i have to do this, you are one talented lady. I must keep a eye on your blog. Thanks for sharing

  38. You truly do inspire me and I wish I were as creative as you. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I love them! They look great. I also made a sunburst mirror with a mirror I got at a thrift store for $3..It is very just have be careful of poking yourself with the pointy skewer ends..ouch! I painted mine silver, but I really like that champagne color..good job

  40. I love them! And I looooove that chair!

  41. I love the mirrors! You have great ideas, I also love your chair! could you please tell me where you got it from? I have been looking for a chair like that everywhere.

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  42. Beautiful! You are so very talented!

  43. Hi Stephanie Lynn! I’m your newest follower as of tonight 12/20/11. I’m loving the sunburst mirrors too! I found one I love at Kohls but do not have the $100.00 they are asking… But I think I can make these. I even bought skewers just b/c I figured I could make something crafty out of them! Pretty ironic that I find your blog tonight through Ucreate.
    Thank you for posting these & your instructions are very easy to understand! Yay for that one. 😉

  44. Gorgeous! How were you able to hang them on the wall?

  45. wow! I really think I can do these! thanks!

  46. Fantastic! I can’t wait to make my own…I’m desperate to find these long skewers and can’t seem to locate them. HELP! Anyone have an idea where to get them?

  47. True to character, I am late and off-topic. The chair is what caught my eye. It is sleek, simple and elegant. Where did you get it?

  48. What a inspiring idea. Cant wait to do it.

  49. Great looking design, looks nice, very creative thanks for the posting.

  50. Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve made two of these and they turned out great!

  51. Thank you sooooo much for this idea! I have been looking for, looking at, and pricing mirrors like this for my powder room. They are expensive and ever quite what I am looking for. These are perfect!! Will be making them this week!!!

  52. Love the color and the different sizes:)

  53. Love love love your ideas!!

  54. Love it!! It looks so much better than my store bought starburst. 🙁

  55. Can you send me over the template? it wont seem to load for me


  56. How did you hang it??? Did you add some sort of hook?

    • Picture hangers were purchased from our local hardware store and attached to the back of the mirror with epoxy. The epoxy is permanent and strong enough to hold the weight of the mirrors.

  57. How would you go about hanging that tho?


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