Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

I made some sunburst mirrors a few years ago, but didn’t think they would travel well to another state so I sold them before we moved. I was happy to have them being enjoyed in someone else’s home but I have really missed them in my own. A few days ago I was going through a box in the garage and found a whole package of shims, so the thought of a Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror came to mind again. I still had a large mirror in my craft stash so I didn’t even have to run to the store for supplies. Why didn’t I make this sooner?

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror- make your own miror for a fraction of the cost using wood shims from the hardware store

Here’s the supplies you’ll need:

Craft paint
Hot glue

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror supplies

Paint all sides of the shims. Shims definitely aren’t perfect so choose the best side to be the front.

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror painted shims

I didn’t measure the spacing for every shim but I did find the center of the mirror as a rough guide. I measured 3/4″ in for the first 8 shims, then 2″ in for the last 8. Use the photos below as a guide to building the Sunburst mirror. Hot glue the shims in place.

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror assembly collage

Luckily, this mirror already came with a hook on the back. If your mirror doesn’t have a hook, you can purchase one at the hardware store. Use E6000 glue to secure it to the mirror. Let it dry for at least 8 hours before hanging. I love how it turned out. You can add more shims to make it fuller if you prefer.

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror close up.2

The gold looks more shimmery in person.

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror close up.1

This wall area of the family room has been blank for over a year. I pulled some things together to finally fill this space. I’m still not sure it’s exactly how I want. I might add one more small piece.

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror Wall

This is the picture I based the whole wall on. I found it a Home Goods on clearance for only $5 and loved the calm colors. The outside of the picture is mirrored so it’s a little hard to take a picture of it. I love how reflective this corner of the room is now.

Wood Shim Sunburst wall

The “love one another” is from Hobby Lobby and the arrow is from Target. The arrow comes unfinished so I diluted blue acrylic paint with water (about 50/50) so the wood grain would show through. Maybe I’ll make another small sunburst mirror to add to the opposite wall. If I change things up I’ll let you know.

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror Wall.1

Do you want to see the other Sunburst mirrors? Here are the links:

DIY Sunburst Mirror
Sunburst Mirror from a Candle Holder
Knife Sunburst Mirror

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