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DIY Starburst Mirror

By: Roopini Varadaraju for FaveCrafts

There's no need to spend a ton of money on decorative wall decor...with this DIY Starburst Mirror, you can create something truly stunning that's sure to add a lovely touch to your home. Made with various odds and ends, this beautiful mirror looks like the real deal, but without the real price tag. Perfect for displaying in your living room or hallway, this piece is a lovely way to add a striking visual display to your wall.

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts



  • 18 Wooden dowels of 0.47cm thickness and 30 inches length
  • 6 Wooden dowels of 0.3cm thickness and 30 inches length
  • Hot Glue gun and Glue sticks
  • Craft Paint or Spray paint of your choice of color
  • Krylon low odor Clear Finish-Gloss
  • 9" round Candle mirror
  • 8" round and thin wooden board
  • 48 Small Craft mirrors of varied sizes ( I used 1", 0.5" and 0.25")
  • Saw tooth Knife
  • Saw tooth hanger
  • Wall nail and hammer
  • 3 Pencils or pens




  1. Using saw tooth knife cut 12 wooden dowel pieces of 0.47cm thickness at 14" length each. Cut another 24 wooden dowel pieces of 0.47cm thickness at 13" length each. Cut 12 wooden dowel pieces of 0.3cm thickness at 11" length each.
  2. Save and Print the image template. Stick it down temporarily on center of your wood board using duct tape or little paper glue. (It was tough for me to eyeball for symmetry. So, just to make it easy I made this template using 3 colors.) Mark the lines on wooden board by extending the lines from stuck template using pencil and ruler.
  3. Stick the 14" length cut wooden dowels on black lines, the 13" inch dowels on green lines and the 11" inch dowels on red lines one by one using hot glue, such that 1.5" of each dowel end rests on wooden board and the rest extends outside the board.
  4. Choose a place for spray painting, cover the place with trash bags or old sheets or newspapers. Place the craft piece on a stool or something similar to elevate it for easy painting. Spray the entire craft piece (on both sides) with 2 even coats using color of your choice (I used Espresso). Let the paint dry completely. Once the paint is completely dry, spray 2 even coats of Krylon low odor Clear Finish-Gloss over the entire craft piece.
  5. After the spray paint is completely dry, hot glue all around on the inner edge of dowels (the edges that are stuck on wooden board) and stick the 9" candle mirror on it. Place the small mirrors around randomly according to your desire. Once you decide on a pattern for your mirrors, stick one by one using hot glue. Add a saw tooth hanger to the backside of wooden board using hammer very gently. Add a nail or two to your wall and hang the Star Burst Mirror.

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