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Gorgeous DIY Sunburst Mirror made from Paper

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This DIY mirror looks like a high end wood sunburst mirror.

I am back at it with another paper decor project! If you love the look of the large wood framed sunburst mirrors, but not the price tag, you’ll love today’s post.

This gorgeous DIY sunburst mirror looks just like a real wood one, but instead it is made from paper. The amazing real wood design will trick everyone into thinking it is actually made from wood!

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Wood sunburst mirror on the wall above the mantel that is made out of paper.

Paper Crafts for Home Decor

Using paper to create 3D home decor may sound crazy, but no one can even tell this mirror is not made out of wood.

Each piece of the sunburst frame is printed with a beautiful aged wood texture. And once assembled, it looks like boards that create a large frame. The assembled DIY mirror is 23″ in diameter.

Sideways view of the 3D paper wall mirror that looks like a wood sunburst mirror.

You can use it by itself on a wall. Or create a cluster of wall decor my mixing it with other mirrors and frames. Or make multiple sizes of this sunburst mirror for a unique display.

The possibilities are endless!

Close-up of the paper sunburst mirror.

And for more amazing paper mirror frames, make sure to check out the $10 Anthropolgie knock-off mirror and easy hexagon wall mirror.

How to Make a Faux Wood Sunburst Mirror

  • Sunburst mirror template
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  • Printer
  • Cardstock
  • Glue gun
  • 5″-8″ round mirror
  • Optional: Electronic cutting machine
    • I love using my Silhouette Cameo to quickly cut out paper decor projects, but you can also use scissors and an x-acto knife.

Print on cardstock and cut out along the solid line 20 of the mirror pieces. If using an electronic cutting machine, use the print & cut feature.

There are 5 different wood texture designs so you can mix and match them how you like to create a realistic looking wood mirror.

Twenty piece for the frame of the sunburst mirror cut out of cardstock.

Fold along all of the dotted lines to prepare for glueing.

One of the frame pieces folded before assembly.

Assemble each piece by gluing together the corner tabs at the top of the fan so the piece creates a box.

The first steps in glueing the sunburst mirror frame together.

The glue the back of the box flat against the flaps on the sides of the box. Repeat for the rest of the fan pieces.

The back of the mirror piece finished being glued together.

Assemble the mirror frame by glueing the mirror fans together in a random pattern. Add hot glue to the sides of the pieces and hold them tight together to secure.

The first 5 frame pieces glued together to make the mirror.

Once the mirror frame is assembled, glue the mirror to the center back of it.

The assembled frame laying face down on the table with the mirror on top before being attached.

I used a larger mirror to add stability to the finished mirror. If you are using a smaller mirror, you may want to use some of the scraps of cardstock to glue straps across the back of the mirror to keep the pieces from pulling away from each other.

Close-up of the assembled sunburst frame with the mirror glued to the center.

Once the glue is dry, your mirror is ready to hang.

My favorite part about paper framed mirrors, they are lightweight. I hang mine with these command strips to limit the holes in my walls!

Square photo of the aged wood sunburst mirror hanging next to a plant and fresh cut flowers plaque.

There are so many amazing things you can make with paper, like these other amazing paper home decor projects:

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How to Make an Aged Wood Sunburst Mirror from Paper

Yield: 1 Mirror
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10

If you love the look of the large wood framed sunburst mirrors, but not the price tag, you will love this budget-friendly sunburst mirror!

Materials

  • Sunburst mirror template
  • Cardstock
  • 5″-8″ round mirror

Tools

  • Printer
  • Glue Gun
  • Cutting Machine

Instructions

  1. Print template on card stock.
  2. Cut along the solid line of the mirror pieces.
  3. If using an electronic cutting machine, use the print & cut feature.
  4. Fold along all of the dotted lines.
  5. Assemble each piece by gluing together the corner tabs at the top of the fan.
  6. Glue the back of the box flat against the flaps on the sides of the box.
  7. Repeat for the rest of the fan pieces.
  8. Assemble the mirror frame by glueing the mirror fans together in a random pattern.
  9. Add hot glue to the sides of the pieces.
  10. Once the mirror frame is assembled, glue the mirror to the center back of it.
  11. Hang.

Have fun crafting!

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