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  1. Katie@The Crafty Blog Stalker
    March 9, 2012

    This looks amazing and definitely looks like you paid a fortune for it at a high end retail store. Thanks for the great step by step tutorial! I would love for you to come share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-31_07.html

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    • Jacky
      March 9, 2012

      Thanks Katie, I will be there!

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  2. Amy @ Gabriel’s Good tidings
    March 9, 2012

    Great job! I love the clear instructions.

    I’d love to have you join my link party going on now at my blog.

    Amy @ Gabriel’s Good Tidings
    gabrielsgoodtidings.blogspot.com

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    • Jacky
      March 9, 2012

      Thanks Amy, I will.

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  3. Kelly
    March 9, 2012

    Just popped over from 504 Main link party – what a great DIY project. I definitely wouldn’t have guessed you used bamboo skewers! Following via Linky!

    Happy Friday!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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    • Jacky
      March 9, 2012

      Thanks following you back.

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  4. Kim@madeinaday
    March 9, 2012

    Great job! Looks awesome! Thanks for linking this up.. I have one I am making, I bought all of the stuff but haven’t attempted yet..
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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    • Jacky
      March 9, 2012

      Thanks, you should definitly do it it’s not hard at all.

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  5. Cristina
    March 9, 2012

    It looks great! I love your tutorial! I pinned it and following on Linky!

    http://www.remodelandolacasa.com

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    • Jacky
      March 9, 2012

      Cool, following you back Cristina.

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  6. Nikki
    March 9, 2012

    I honestly think yours looks prettier than the pricier version! Love the tutorial, I think I might try something like this myself 😀

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    • Jacky
      March 10, 2012

      Wow thanks! Go for it, it’s pretty easy to make.

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  7. Lori
    March 9, 2012

    You did a fabulous job…I have been wanting one of these but so far..not in the budget. I’m glad I found you blog and I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by and follow me too. Hope to see you soon, Lori

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    • Jacky
      March 10, 2012

      Following you back.

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  8. peggy
    March 9, 2012

    Love this, thinking about making one for my outdoor covered patio room. you rock!

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    • Jacky
      March 10, 2012

      Awww thanks Peggy. That would look really pretty, especially when the outdoor light shines on it.

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  9. Stephanie
    March 10, 2012

    I made a couple of these not too long ago, and I LOVE them! So easy to make and at barely even a fraction of the cost… can’t beat it!

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    • Jacky
      March 10, 2012

      So true Stephanie, I could never pay so much for a mirror not matter how pretty. Luckily they are so easy to make.

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  10. Sally J Jean
    March 10, 2012

    LOVE this idea. I am getting ready to remodel and paint our master bedroom and I will for sure make one of these. Thanks

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    • Jacky
      March 11, 2012

      That great Sally! I’m thinking about putting mine there too, I think it’ll add a little glamour. Email me some pics when you do, I would love to post them.

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  11. Allison {A Glimpse Inside}
    March 10, 2012

    It looks fantastic! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party! I included this in my Feature post. 🙂

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    • Jacky
      March 11, 2012

      Thanks, gonna check it out.

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  12. Alison
    March 11, 2012

    Thank you so much for this great idea. I have been searching for ages for a sunburst mirror. I live on the other side of the world and even if I were to be able to afford a sunburst mirror, I am sure that I would be very lucky if it arrived intact. I am so glad that I stumbled on this site and found someone that thinks outside the square (or round…….B-) Alison

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    • Jacky
      March 11, 2012

      Hi, Alison. So glad you stopped by and hopefully you’ll have your own sunburst very soon 🙂

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  13. Tara
    March 11, 2012

    I’ve always wanted to make a sunburst mirror but never get into doing it because I don’t have time and most tutorial I’ve seen are not locally available. Your tutorial is great, i can buy the materials even from craft shop here. thank you!

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    • Jacky
      March 12, 2012

      And there’s not too much to buy which is good. If you can’t find rings you could also use a 5″ embroidery hoop.

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  14. Vicki
    March 11, 2012

    Did you glue the hangers to the back just on top of the skewers?

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    • Jacky
      March 12, 2012

      Hi Vicki. Thanks for your question, I realized I hadn’t included any photos of the back of the mirror. I actually glued the metal hanger to the back of the cardboard. I updated the post and added a couple of photos of the back. Hope that helps! If you have any other questions let me know 🙂

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  15. Justine
    March 11, 2012

    Stopping by from the Just Something I Whipped Up Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  16. Becca
    March 12, 2012

    I have twelve of these 5inch mirrors and I just knew I wanted to try my hand at a starburst mirror. So glad I found your site. Thanks for the tutorial. I’ll be sure to link back if I ever get around to making one 🙂

    Becca
    http://thesassypenguin.blogspot.com

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    • Jacky
      March 12, 2012

      That would be great I would love to see it.

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  17. Hildi
    March 12, 2012

    This was a great tutorial.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  18. Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog
    March 13, 2012

    Cool! This is a great tutorial! Love it.

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  19. Cathy@My1929Charmer
    March 13, 2012

    What a great job you did, it is so pretty. Your tutorial is very good, and thanks so much for sharing. those of us who wants to make one will have not problem following it. Really cute and you sure did a great job! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best! Following you on Linky, if you haven’t hope you follow also.

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    • Jacky
      March 13, 2012

      Thanks so much, followed you back!

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  20. Andrea
    March 13, 2012

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. patti
    March 13, 2012

    Hi Jacky,
    Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous tutorial with us at WIW. I love the step by step (just what I need!) instructions. Love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    • Jacky
      March 14, 2012

      Thanks Patti, loved your porcelain collection btw!

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  22. Monica W
    March 14, 2012

    Love the detailed tutorial! I purchased some shims, mirror, crafting ring, and spray paint to make a shim mirror this weekend and never thought to layout the lengths like you did! Thanks for the idea and at $8 I might just have to make one of these too!

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    • Jacky
      March 14, 2012

      Shim mirrors are really pretty, let me know how it comes out.

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  23. Alicia@ Eco Friendly Homemaking
    March 14, 2012

    Oh my goodness these are so cute! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!

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    • Jacky
      March 14, 2012

      Thanks Alicia and welcome!

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  24. Kim
    March 15, 2012

    Wow! And the fact you did all the math for us already makes it even better! I love it!

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  25. Ryan
    March 15, 2012

    Looks awesome. Congrats.

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  26. Sherry
    March 15, 2012

    Your sunburst mirror is stunning! Thank you for this great tutorial, I have been wanting to make a sunburst mirror too but have been putting it off. Seeing your beautiful mirror inspired me. Thanks!

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    • Jacky
      March 15, 2012

      Thanks, Sherry. Hope it comes out great!

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  27. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    March 18, 2012

    Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest and featured here. Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

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    • Jacky
      March 18, 2012

      Too cool, Thanks!!!

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  28. Amy @ Pounds4Pennies
    March 18, 2012

    I love this. I have pinned this to my board for a summer project for me to do. This is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for posting these instructions.

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  29. arrielle_p
    March 21, 2012

    Will surely make one for my new home. Thank you very much for the tutorial! 🙂
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    • Jacky
      March 21, 2012

      That’s great. Arrielle the cool thing is you can make them any color to match your decor.

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  30. Claire Rose
    March 21, 2012

    This is amazing-following you from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!

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    • Jacky
      March 21, 2012

      Thanks Claire, I sure will.

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  31. Jennifer Alexander @ 1196 sq. ft.
    April 18, 2012

    So impressive and creative! I love it!

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    • Jacky
      April 18, 2012

      Thanks Jennifer!

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  32. caitlin
    June 7, 2012

    Hello! I am making this tonight! Is there any reason why the skewers cant be glued directly to the back of the mirror. Why the extra layer of cardboard? Thanks so much for any help! I cant wait to finish!

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    • Jacky
      June 8, 2012

      I don’t see why not. I just found it easier to glue them to the cardboard for a couple of reasons. It’s easy to draw the guidelines on the cardboard (but you could probably draw them on the back of the mirror too), It was easy to spray paint tne skewers right on the cardboard (When you spray paint the front of the skewers you’ll have to cover the mirror if you do it the other way). I would still recommend using a cardboard on the back of the piece just to make it look more finished. Hope that helps, let me know how it turns out 🙂

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  33. caitlin
    June 9, 2012

    Thank you for the quick reply! I ended up doing what you did…it was easier for spray painting later. Mine turned out slightly different because I used a 7 inch mirror, and didnt cut the skewers, just put the skewers farther in or out on the cardboard. But this was so fun! thank you for the tutorial and I will keep an eye on your future posts!

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    • Jacky
      June 9, 2012

      Thanks Caitlin. That’s great, I’m so glad you were able to make it! It must look really pretty with a larger mirror.

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  34. caitlin
    June 9, 2012

    Oh! and one more question. How big is yours from one edge to other. I’m curious how the 5 inch mirror makes a difference

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    • Jacky
      June 9, 2012

      It’s about 23 1/2″ inches across. I like your idea of not cutting the skewers, that makes it a lot easier to make.

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      • Charity
        June 10, 2012

        Caitlin, I’m debating between using a 5″ or a 7″ mirror. What is your total diameter using the 7″? And did you make a guide on the cardboard as you put the skewers further in or out? Any pictures?
        Thanks, and props to you Jacky! I’m stoked to make one for my bedroom now!
        🙂

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  35. Emily Sadlow
    October 25, 2012

    in the process of making this but forgot the brass rings — where did you find those?! thanks!! LOVE the tutorial 🙂

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    • Jacky
      October 25, 2012

      Awesome! I got them at Michaels. Not sure what they are supposed to be for, but they were in the leather working section of the store. They are called craft rings. Hope that helps.

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  36. Lindsay
    April 2, 2015

    Mine ended up being more pricey for a few reasons. I recently moved cross country and had to repurchase many craft items. Also I decided to use a larger mirror and larger skewers (the larger ones are sold with only 15 per package). Here is the final breakdown (not including a few more bucks for a hangar). It was a more than I thought it would end up being.. ouch. Still waiting for the brass ring to arrive for the final touch.
    Great tutorial, thank you!

    12″ Mirror (Michaels) $4.99
    Gorilla Glue $4.97 (Home Depot)
    Pruning shears $8.97 (Home Depot)
    7 packages of 3/16″ wooden dowels (Michaels) $21
    Gold spray paint (Michaels) $6.99
    Glue Gun & sticks (Michaels) $7
    Brass ring (could not find at Michaels – $6.50 including shipping from Etsy)

    $54.13

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  37. Celina
    March 5, 2016

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12814681_10209053389113209_8812509812674276305_n.jpg?oh=3524a5034a0a9fec9cc82ceb005fdbd6&oe=57658177

    This is how mine turned out! Not quite like yours but the important part is that I didn’t pay $200 for the real thing! Thanks for the tutorial!

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