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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Pinned It, I Tried It - Sunburst Mirror and Faux Plant

About a month ago I had some girls over for a Pinterest crafting night.  I've been wanting to blog about my project, but due to my indecisiveness, the cedar shim sunburst mirror that I had made just sat there and stared at me.  

I finally, finally decided to hang it up in the entryway area of our home.

Family and the Lake House - Cedar Shim Sunburst Mirror 

I was inspired to do this project from Thrifty Decor Chick's fantastic cedar shim sunburst mirror tutorial.  She did a great job with her mirror - it's perfection.

The project itself was easy and inexpensive.  The supplies needed are minimal - glue, glue gun, mirror, cedar shims and a scrap piece of wood.  

Assembling the cedar shims was simple, especially since I had decided that my mirror wasn't going to be symmetrical.  ---->  #laziness

Family and the Lake House

After I hung up the mirror, I knew I wanted a plant.  ...But not a real plant because Nubs the Cat would've eaten it, I'm sure of it

Family and the Lake House - Cedar Shim Sunburst Mirror

As luck would have it, one of my favorite bloggers over at The Lily Pad Cottage posted about how to make a fake plant look real.  I loved it so much that I commented on her blog overly expressing my gratitude and then I was off to pick up a couple supplies (a faux plant and a glass vase) at Hobby Lobby.  

To finish this project, my two little design assistants filled up some buckets with dirt and rocks from our yard.  :)

Easy Peasy.

Family and the Lake House - Faux Plant

You bloggers out there.  You're full of great ideas!  ;)

You can find their projects pinned here and here.  

Family and the Lake House - Cedar Shim Sunburst Mirror

Overall, I thought both projects were fun and easy!  Now go out and collect some dirt and rocks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Marie :) 

I'm linking up with Jen over at andhattiemakesthree for her first I Pinned It, I Tried It link up!  

Party On!


  1. What a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. Looks great! I may need to steal the fake plant idea too. Not because I have a cat, but because I kill all plants inside my house :)

  3. I am seriously impressed! That mirror turned out beautifully!

  4. I want to come over for a Pinterest crafting night! Not fair! :) But really, your mirror turned out so cute and looks perfect in that spot. I may have to steal the fake plant idea too :)

    1. You'll be first on the list next time! ;) Thanks, girl!

  5. so fun. Ive seriously been thinking about doing faux plants that look real. I always kill all my plants (even cactus ones). I clearly lack a green thumb

  6. Love this and it looks great over your console table:) Visiting from DIY Sunday Showcase.. Pinned & shared!

  7. I love this! I have totally had that pin up on my pinterest for too long! Good for you for making it happen!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small