DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath

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DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath hangs on a front door

 

We used wood shims to create this dazzling wreath that’s bursting with energy. You can build this bold and beautiful Sunburst Mirror Wreath for your home. Just follow these step-by-step instructions. You can download and print this DIY tutorial, too.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: One day, including glue drying time

Cost: Less than $50

Tools and Materials

  • 56 12-inch shims
  • 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood large enough to cut a 16″ circle  (Look in the cull lumber bin at The Home Depot for a small piece of plywood.)
  • Mirror, approximately 8 inches in diameter, round or oval (This mirror set by Martha Stewart Living is what we used.)
  • Can of spray polyurethane
  • Picture hanger
  • Jigsaw
  • Hot glue gun
  • Saw
  • Measuring tape

 

Cutting the shims for a DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath project

 

Step 1

Cut 3 inches off 24 of the shims.

Cut 6 inches off 12 of the shims (cut them in half, in other words).

This will leave you with a total of 24 shims in each of three lengths: 12 inches, 9 inches and 6 inches.

 

Cutting the plywood for a DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath project

 

Step 2

Cut the plywood into a 16-inch circle.

 

Gluing the shims onto a DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath project

 

 

Step 3

Glue the shims onto the plywood circle.

Start with the 12-inch shims. Place them evenly around the circle, and take care that each shim extends beyond the circle the same distance.

Next, glue on the 9-inch shims, and then the 6-inch shims.

Let the glue set.

 

Spraying polyurethane onto a DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath project

Step 4

Spray the entire piece with polyurethane.

Let it dry completely.

 

 

 

Placing the mirror onto the DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath project

 

 

 

Step 5

Glue the mirror to the center of the wreath.

 

Adding the picture hanger to the back of the Sunburst Mirror Wreath

 

 

Step 6

Attach a picture hanger to the back.

 

A DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath hangs on a front door

 

 

Step 7

Display your wreath on your front door, in your family room or back porch.

 

Download printable instructions for this DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath project and get started!

And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.

 

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