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:oyster mirror 01

  • 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.

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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.

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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?

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oyster mirror 07 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 😉

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