Here's a stunning DIY shell mirror, inspired by Wisteria's oyster shell mirrors.
Wisteria's Oyster Shell Mirror in all its glory. I'm sure we have all experienced it, seen something beautiful in a store that was just perfect, except for the price. What do you do? Either you forget about it, try find something similar for less, or make it yourself! And shell mirrors are usually expensive. So when Sandi saw Wisteria's Oyster shell mirror she was inspired, and determined to Make an Oyster Shell Mirror herself.
And here it is! Impressive, don't you think? For a moment though, Sandi might have had crafter's remorse when she said, "Maybe that price of $399 from Wisteria was not so bad. I appreciate the hours of work that went into that mirror!"
To make the shell mirror, you'll need a beveled edge mirror, a large 1/4 inch piece of plywood, liquid nails, small shells and a big bag of Oyster shells. The process is fairly simple. Cut out the oval shape from the wood, attach picture hangers on the back, then glue on the mirror. After that you can begin gluing on the Oysters ring by ring, outer ring first, letting them hang over the edge a little, finish with small shells. For a step by step tutorial, visit Sandi!
While I might be able to find all the oysters required to make a stunning shell mirror like this one, you might wonder where to get a bag of oysters. Well, Sandi got hers from an Oyster Factory! Or try a restaurant! Warning: the shells are smelly and need thorough cleaning.
A priceless masterpiece!