DIY lighted starburst mirror tree topper tutorial

DIY Lighted Starburst Mirror Christmas Tree Topper {tutorial}

DIY Lighted Starburst Mirror Christmas Tree Topper

One thing I’ve never created but have always loved is a DIY starburst mirror. There are so many great tutorials, so many beautiful creations. The new white Christmas tree in the family room needed a topper. I have a white star (which you’ll see that I also used…there’s no such thing as too much bling at Christmas!). Here’s how I made the lighted starburst tree topper:

DIY lighted sunburst mirror Christmas tree topper

Materials:

  • about 30 BBQ skewers
  • about 30 plastic garden stakes
  • 7″ flat round mirror
  • 7″ cardboard circle (I traced my mirror onto a piece of white cardboard and cut it out)
  • FrogTape Delicate Surface
  • string of lights (mine is a string of 20)
  • spray paint (I used Rustoleum‘s Satin Lagoon)
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • hot glue

Tutorial:

1. Using the FrogTape Delicate Surface, tape off the front of the mirror.

FrogTape Delicate Surface

2. Trace the mirror onto a piece of cardboard and cut out circle. Set aside.

DIY lighted starburst mirror tree topper

3. Flip mirror over. I used a Sharpie and traced the bottom of my FrogTape container, making a circle centered on the back of the mirror. I traced the lid of my spray paint can for a smaller inner circle.

DIY lighted starburst mirror tree topper

4. Lay out garden stakes round the outer circle to see if you’ll need to leave a small gap between each garden stake. Mine fit snug, just touching each other. I glued them into place on the outer circle.

DIY lighted starburst mirror tree topper

5. Next I glued a BBQ skewer, starting on the inner circle, spacing them between each garden stake.

DIY lighted starburst mirror tree topper

6. Mark the center of the cardboard circle. About 1/2″ from the center to the left and to the right, I poked a small hole using a pair of scissors.

DIY lighted starburst mirror tree topper

7. Thread through the pipe cleaner. Glue pipe cleaner into place on the back side but do not glue to the back of the mirror yet. The front side will be what attaches the starburst mirror to the top of the tree. I folded my pipe cleaner and covered each with a piece of FrogTape. {I realized after the fact, do not thread the pipe cleaner until after spray painting the cardboard.}

DIY lighted sunburst mirror Christmas tree topper

8. Spray the back of the mirror. Let dry. Flip and spray the front of the starburst mirror. I also gave my cardboard a light coat of spray paint. Let dry.

DIY lighted sunburst mirror Christmas tree topper

9. Glue base of lights (and some of the coated wiring if needed) into place. I tried to place the lights between skewers and garden stakes. The actual bulb sits above the mirror when looking from the front. My string of lights was enough to wrap around at few times. Be sure to leave the cord hanging for plugging in.

DIY lighted sunburst mirror Christmas tree topper

10. Once the lights are all glued into place, glue the cardboard backing into place over the lights/back of the mirror, back of the garden stakes and skewers. {I did not do this…as shown, my cardboard was glued to the back of the mirror before the lights.} Be sure the pipe clear is facing the correct direction to wrap around the top branch of the tree.

11. Remove FrogTape from front of mirror. All done!

DIY lighted sunburst mirror Christmas tree topper

It’s a pretty topper by itself, but I really like the reflection of the white star we already had on hand…

DIY lighted sunburst mirror tree topper

Reminder:  starting Monday, 12/10…

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