Sunday, January 24, 2016

DIY. Star Burst Mirror

Want to decorate your living room or that plain wall to add color to your living room?? Well, here is one such DIY for you which falls well in budget too. Yuhoo, isn't cool.!!

Let's start with the supplies needed
  • Wooden dowels of 5mm thickness of varied heights ( I used 4 different heights of 14", 13", 12" and 11" inches)
  • Glue gun 
  • 9" round mirror
  • 8" round wooden piece
  • Paint brush
  • Paint color of your choice
  • Varnish gloss finish
  • Ruler
  • Small mirrors of varied sizes
  • Fevicol (optional)
  • Markers of different colors

Make template of the design you want to make, so that it would be easy to stick dowels in symmetry. I used different color for each length of dowel used to avoid confusion while sticking the dowels on wooden piece.
Here is the template I prepared.

Stick above template on the wooden piece using cello tape. Now, extend the lines on to wooden piece using ruler and same colored markers.

Its time to stick dowels now. Stick dowels one by one using hot glue gun.

I had stuck 14" dowels on black line, 12" dowels on blue line, 13" dowels on orange line and 11" dowels on green line)

Now, spread cardboard sheets on the floor and place above piece on some tool to elevate it to some height which makes painting it easy.

Paint dowels one after the other with any color of your choice. I used Vandyke Brown of Camel fabrica acrylic colors. 

Instead of painting it completely, you can also try giving stokes of colors like below. (I got this idea while I was half through, hence made it on other side to show you guys)

Once you have done with painting, leave it for a couple of hours to let it dry completely. Once it's completely dried, give one or two coats of varnish clear gloss and allow it to dry.
Its time to stick mirrors. I have used 3 different sizes of mirrors of 1", 0.8", 0.5" diameter. Decide out on some pattern and stick mirrors accordingly one by one. Now, using hot glue or fevicol secure 9" round mirror in the center. Tada.!! Star burst mirror is ready. :)
Inspired from Let's make it lovely

Here are a few pics for you all.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this. Thank you for dropping by.


  1. Looks great!!Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.