I’ve got a fun DIY Bamboo Sunburst Mirror to share with you guys. I was inspired to create a new mirror to place on the ledge shelf above our Wallpaper Beadboard Wall in our family room.
A while ago my parents scored some damaged bamboo fencing on clearance for a couple of bucks. They gave them to me knowing I’d figure out something to do with them eventually. Well, inspiration finally hit to turn those bamboo shades into a fun bamboo mirror. My idea was to cut the bamboo pieces down and use them to create a frame around a mirror.
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How to Make a Bamboo Mirror
The first step is cutting down that bamboo fence. My husband helped and cut most of them for me. I cut my bamboo slices about 1 1/2″ long, but it’s up to you. My suggestion is to cut to the length you’re comfortable with. The shorter you cut the bamboo, the tricker it will be to cut. We used a miter saw, make sure you protect your fingers and your eyes too. The length of the bamboo will change the look of the mirror though, so it’s all about your personal decorating style.
Then I used hot glue to attach the bamboo slices. This part does take some time so I’d suggest setting yourself up with a good movie. You could also use craft adhesive glue. I started with my inner circle and worked my way out creating the sunburst design.
You can see that the outer layer is glued to the bamboo row next to it. I just put the glue on the side and attached it that way. So only the first three inner layers are attached on top of the mirror. I stopped at four layers, but you definitely create a larger sunburst bamboo mirror by adding additional outer layers.
I purchased the mirror at a garage sale for 50 cents, so this mirror cost under $5, although it cost me only 50 cents and some time.