My mom gave me this small, wooden mirror a few years ago to do something with, and it’s been traveling with my craft supplies ever since. Well on that rainy Sunday where I started a lot of projects, I came across the mirror and decided it was time to do something with it!
Mini Oyster Shell Mirror
What you’ll need:
- Small, wooden mirror (like this ikea one)
- Paint color of your choice
- Paint brush
- Oyster shells (16)
- Hot glue gun
Since the mirror I had was just plain wood, I decided to paint it before playing with oyster shells. I went with a silver color, and did a few coats of paint before you couldn’t see the wood underneath, or my brush strokes. Silver is much better than plain wood.
Next, I pulled out all the smaller oyster shells that were flat (not the cup shaped ones that are ideal for candles). After surveying my stash and the different shapes, I decided to make a design on the mirror with the oyster shells, instead of completely covering it. I played around with the shells until I was happy with a layout.
Now take out your faithful hot glue gun. I started by gluing the longer shells on the corners, then filled in the sides.
Finally, I sprayed some clear sealer on the shells to make them a little shiny. I should’ve done this before I glued the shells down, but hindsight is 20/20, eh?
Now I just need to figure out what I want to do with the mirror — I have no idea where to hang it and Cleo isn’t so sure about it, haha. Anyone want an oyster shell mirror? It’d be perfect for a gallery wall 😉