I’ve been wanting a starburst mirror for awhile, but haven’t seen any I love for the price point I want. A few months ago I saw an amazing one at Winners, but I hemmed and hawed for too long, and when I went back to the store to pull the trigger it was gone.
So I surfed around on the internet and found this one from Anthropologie, but it was no longer available for sale.
I really liked it and it seemed to be simple enough to replicate. It’s not like I have anything else to do on a Saturday night, amirite?
I found a basic mirror at Winners for 17 bones that was perfect for this project. You can also find round mirrors on Amazon in a bunch of different sizes for really cheap as well. I was able to pop the mirror out of its frame quite easily, which made spray painting it a lot more convenient.
The only other material I needed was the wire for the mirror’s “petals”. (I used 20 gauge.) I snipped lengths of wire between 1.5-2 feet long for variation, and then shaped them into petals, twisting the ends to secure them.
I used the entire 175′ spool to make the petals, and when I was finished, I took them all into the garage along with the mirror’s frame and sprayed everything with Krylon Copper Metallic spray paint.
I let everything dry for about an hour or so, and then came the fun part: gluing all the petals to the back of the mirror. I used a shit ton of hot glue and burned the life out of my fingertips, but it worked really well and those petals ain’t movin’. Make sure you face the painted side away from you when you’re attaching them to the back of the mirror.
Ta da! All finished, and for a fraction of the cost of the Anthropologie inspiration. For under $30 and a couple hours it’s not half bad.
Meanwhile, it’s getting harder and harder to put off ripping out the bedroom carpet. I’m hoping I can work up the ambition to tackle it this weekend — but we’ll see.