Nothing adds timeless mid-century inspired glamour to a decor like a sunburst mirror, and they can be found in all styles, materials, and colors.
For my third, and I’m sure my last sunburst mirror project, I decided to destroy an old book by tearing out the pages. Sorry book lovers but I made sure to destroy one that was a technical book that was out of date. That way it didn’t bother me as much to tear it apart.
After tearing out the pages, I put on a good movie, grabbed a stick of craft glue and rolled the pages into small tubes.
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DIY Sunburst Mirror From Old Books
For this project you will need:
- Old an outdated book
- 4 Inch or larger Round Mirror
- 7 Inch Plywood Craft Circle
- Glue Stick
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
To start gluing the paper tubes to the plywood circle, I started the design with a t-pattern connecting four paper tubes in the center. Then I just filled in the empty sections, and added another layer on top of the first layer. There really aren’t any rules to making a paper sunburst mirror look perfect, you just follow around the shape of the circle until it is as full as you want it to look.
Last I glued the mirror to the center on top of the paper tubes and finished off the new sunburst mirror.
This mirror is currently hanging in my Guest Bedroom #2 (as we call it) in the basement.
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