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DIY Driftwood Starburst Mirror

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If you want to learn how to make a DIY driftwood mirror in a starburst shape, you will love this simple and practically free tutorial!

DIY Driftwood Starburst Mirror from sticks - such a cheap and easy craft tutorial - Charleston Crafted

We are currently working on making over our front room which is a sort of formal living room. In addition to the seating area, the room also is the front entry to our home. I personally love having a mirror next to a door so I can check myself before I step out, and I knew that I wanted to include a mirror in this space. We are trying to include a variety of natural textures in the room and I took this as an opportunity to create a driftwood stardust mirror.

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

If you love driftwood projects, check out our coffee table, our wedding cupcake display, a candelabra, a pot, and a tree topper. We love driftwood!

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

This was a simple project to execute. I started with a rectangular mirror that I got for just under $5 at Goodwill. I was too cheap to spring for the $10 Walmart special this time 🙂 Sean popped off the frame and I was left with the mirror attached to a wooden base.

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

First I prepared the driftwood but selecting dry pieces in a variety of colors and thicknesses. I broke them by hand into 3-4 inch sections. I wanted the rough broken look and not a saw slice.

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

Then I attached the pieces to the frame using hot glue. The trickiest part was the corners. I set a piece exactly diagonal from each corner and then filled in the gaps with smaller pieces. PS – If you are still using old school hot glue guns, listen up – this high heat glue gun is only $17 and is super effective and easy to use! It has changed my hot gluing life 🙂

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted

This was a fairly quick (under an hour) and very inexpensive project. I think it looks great in our entryway! Check back on Thursday for more progress in this room!

DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror - Charleston Crafted
Yield: 1 mirror

How to make a Driftwood Starburst Mirror

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10-50

Make an easy nautical mirror using gathered driftwood in a starburst shape.

Materials

  • Mirror
  • Driftwood

Tools

  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Break driftwood into pieces that are 2-4 inches long, or that fit your mirror.
  2. Lay out driftwood around frame to get a good balance of colors and shapes.
  3. Use hot glue to attach to frame. Layer for a more full look.

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