DIY Gold Sunburst Mirror

DIY Mid Century Modern Gold Sunburst Mirror

Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a fun weekend project how about making a gold sunburst mirror for your home? This DIY project was pretty easy to make and costs less than $40!

I’ve always loved mid-century modern gold sunburst mirrors but hated the thought of paying more than $100 for one. So I decided to make my own using a mirror I got at Hobby Lobby for $10 (it was 50% off at the time) and some wooden dowels. Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own sunburst mirror.


Create your own mid-century modern gold sunburst mirror using a cheap store bought mirror and a few supplies!
– Metallic gold spray paint, I like the Valspar
– 10″ round mirror, I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $10
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Mirror template
– Miter saw, I have a Makita and it’s great!
– 28, 1/4″ x 36″ dowels cut into the following sizes:
• 16 – 18″ pieces
• 16 – 15″ pieces
• 16 – 12″ pieces
• 16 – 9″ pieces

Looking for more DIY weekend projects? Check out all my past DIY projects here.

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  1. Stunning! I love the video instructions too :)

  2. It’s a great video. I like very much your blog!. See you.

  3. andrea Reply

    thank you so much for making such an easy to follow video along with a template! So helpful, I just finished mine and looks awesome in my living room. Awesome blog!! =]

    • You’re welcome! So glad you found it helpful! I’d love to see a photo of your mirror. If you share one, please tag #sarahhearts!

  4. Hi Sarah, I love this idea, I just found my mirror from hobby lobby, however I am doing a 14.75 mirror.(Large wall) How do you suggest I change my dowel placement and sizing for the increased diameter? Love your blog!

    • Hi Rachel! I’d recommend adding two inches to each dowel length to make the finished mirror a little larger. You may need to use an epoxy type glue to hold the weight of the longer dowels. I would glue a few with hot glue and see how it holds and if you need more support try another glue. Happy crafting!

  5. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for the simple instructions. I’ll let you know how it goes when I complete it!

  6. Kris Reply

    Sarah, what’s the overall size of the finished piece at it’s widest? And, do you think it could be made smaller still using a 10″ mirror?

    • Yes, you can definitely make it smaller. It’s about 40″ in diameter as is. I would just subtract the same measurement from each dowel so you maintain the same starburst pattern.