There’s much that can be said about coastal themes for a home or just a single room, and this wood shim, sunburst-patterned mirror is perfect for bringing the beach into a home. Elegant, beautiful, and surprisingly easy to do yourself, this is an arts and crafts project no one wants to miss!
With this design specifically made for circular mirrors, this project’s final product has an almost cloud-like appearance while creating something that may almost remind you of an eye. The sunburst design can also be achieved with little more than two colors of coastal paint and a palette knife. If you’re ready for this, let’s get started!
Materials and Supplies
- Circular mirror
- Wood shims with two lengths—one longer, one shorter
- Wood plate, roughly the same size as the mirror
- One or more palette knives
- Teal and white coastal paint
- Hot glue gun
- Rope—one strong enough to hang the mirror, another thin one for the mirror’s outline
Directions for Wood Shim Sunburst Mirrors
- To begin, paint the wood shims using coastal paint—the desired texture will be achieved through this paint’s thickness. With your palette knife, apply the teal paint first. To make the unpatterned “valleys and peaks” that will create the cloud-like design, slightly lift the palette knife, with the back of it against the surface. Once the wood shims are painted, set them aside to dry.
- Once the teal has almost dried, apply the white paint with a clean palette knife. Don’t cover all the teal using the white, instead leaving gaps on the paint. Again, lift using the back of your palette knife in order to make those valleys and peaks. Set the wood shims aside to fully dry.
- Repeat this process for as many wood shims as needed to fully surround the mirror. To ensure you’ve painted enough, dry fit everything together.
- Once everything has dried completely, begin with your shorter wood shims, turning them all over onto their backsides. Hot glue the wood shims around your wood plate’s outer edges, leaving spaces between each short shim, which will fit the longer shims and create the sunburst pattern.
- Also, add a strand of rope to be a hook for the mirror’s backside.
- In every space created by your shorter shims, hot glue the longer shims to the wood plate.
- Secure everything further into place with more hot glue, going all along the inside edge if you must. You can also add hot glue between every longer shim.
- Once the hot glue cools, flip the project over onto its front. Then, hot glue the mirror onto the wood plate, adding rope to the mirror’s outer edges.
- Use all the rope you want for the mirror’s outer edge. From there, this beautiful wood shim starburst mirror can be hung up at your leisure!
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