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I made this beautiful bathroom mirror with shells I collected from a beach in Florida and a mirror that I picked up in a dollar store. I used a glue gun to attach the shells. It was so easy and came out so pretty.
First, I bleached the shells and let them dry in the sun. I purchased an 8x10 inch mirror at a dollar store and proceeded to hot glue the shells onto the frame. It was already brown in color and 1 in. wide. It was perfect for a base. I tried to create a pattern with the shells. As you can see, I am delighted with the finished product and it cost me the expense of the glue sticks and the $1 frame!
By Mary Lou from Flanders, NJ
I previously replied to a request of what to do with excess shells. I explained how I decorated wooden or chipboard (MDF in Australia) mirror or picture frames with shells.
I recently made one for a friend who celebrated her 40th birthday on the weekend. She was delighted with it so I thought I'd share the picture I took and how I made it.
Firstly, clean the frame with a dry cloth to get rid of any dust and grime. I chose acrylic paints in tubes and used a bristle brush in a circular and criss-cross fashion to give it a suede look. In this particular instance I chose a bright yellow with cream overtones to make it less bright.
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I'm looking for instructions on how to make a seashell mirror.
Linda from Anna Maria, FL
The easiest way is to play with the seashells by laying them out on a pattern the same size as the mirror until you are happy with the layout. Then mix up some plaster of paris, and place a small section on the frame. Using your laid out shells, press these into the frame, section by section. Good luck!
Hello, we create seashell mirrors. I am in the process of creating a website for seashell craft projects. Our website will have kits, craft project instructions, and even made up items for sale. Our goal is to inform the world that there are more bigger and better projects for people to do with seashell then what is being done with them now. We will be showing how to make flowers, people, animals, etc....
Hello Mary. My name is dawn. I'm interested in your seashell projects website. I have thousands of seashells from collecting many years on vacation. I was going to cement them around our fire pit but later learned it was not ideal. I loved the seashell wind chime project which I'm making with my shells but I would love to hear of more. Ty so much!
Choosing the right glue or adhesive is the most important part of successfully attaching shells to a mirror. This page contains suggestions for the best way to attach shells to mirrors.