Creating a DIY round sunbeam stick mirror for under $5

Trendy decor for a fraction of the price

I love to try new trendy new decor in my home but sometimes that can get pricey! If there’s a way I can create that look with maybe a thrifted piece of decor or a no-fail DIY, then 9 times out of 10 I go for it. This time it’s around I decided to do a DIY version of Joss and Main’s sunbeam mirror that runs in just shy of $200. My version will total around $5!

round sunbeam mirror

The materials needed:

To start I needed a small mirror. I had one in my attic that I picked up in the dollar section at Target for around $3, But I’ve linked one at the bottom of the post as well. I also needed some cardboard, glue, and sticks. The cardboard will be cut into a circle that is at least 3 inches larger than the mirror. For glue, I used a hot glue gun and for the sticks, I gathered them from outside. I know, genius idea… but I do live in the woods so it’s quite easy for me to just ventured outside. but I’m sure I could have picked them up at any craft store. I’ve also seen people use popsicle sticks too!

round mirror, sticks, hot glue gun and shears

To start:

I cut a circle that was larger than my mirror out of cardboard. Then I glued my mirror onto the cardboard. Next, I cut all my sticks to the same size. I went with about 6 inches. After they were all cut, I started gluing each stick onto the cardboard with the end of the stick pushed all the way up to the mirror’s edge. I continued to glue until the entire cardboard circle was filled up.

To finish:

I let the stick mirror dry (not long – hot glue dries pretty quickly).  The mirror is very light so to hang I just used a picture frame nail and poked it through the cardboard. A command strip would work well too!

Here’s a video of my project fro start to finish!

black cabinet, blanket ladder, and sunbeam mirror

large white blanket on rust bed

blanket ladder with blankets, black cabinet, and sunbeam mirror

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As always pals, thank you for reading along!

Much love, Kori ~from the farmhouse life

I'm Kori

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