Oyster Shell Mirror Ideas | Shop & DIY Tutorials

Gorgeous rugged oyster shell mirror ideas for your home. DIY or shop the look!

Oyster Mirror Decorating Ideas Shop the Look DIY Tutorials

Recycled oyster shells have their place in Coastal Decor for good reason. Their texture is beautiful, and their sturdiness makes them ideal for various shell craft projects -scroll to the bottom of this post for links to some DIY oyster shell decor.

DIY oyster shell mirrors are either made from scratch, starting off with a wood base, or an existing mirror is embellished with the oyster shells -A mirror with a simple flat wooden frame would work best. If you take on an oyster shell mirror project, the key to your success is making sure the shells are glued to the wood solidly. Unfortunately there seems to be not one right answer to the question what glue to use. Some people use heavy duty hot glue, while others found that flooring adhesive works best.  

Rectangular Oyster Shell Wall Mirror

Square Oyster Shell Mirrors Currey and Company in Coastal Bedroom

Oyster Shell Mirror Gallery Wall

How to Make Small Recycled Oyster Shell Mirror

This small oyster shell mirror was created with an inexpensive mirror from a thrift store and recycled shells from an oyster roast. After testing a few glues, they ended up using heavy duty hot glue.

Oyster Shell Mirror Decorating Ideas

The contrast created by the dark antique sideboard makes the oyster shell mirror stand out even more. It used to hang in the living room above the sofa -see image below.

Oyster Shell Mirror Decor Idea Living Room Above Sofa

How to Make Oyster Shell Mirror

Oyster Shell Vanity Mirrors Bathroom

Large Round Oyster Mirror

The Large Round Oyster Shell Mirror by Arteriors is used in the Office Nook which is part of the living room. This impressive mirror ($1,325.--) might no longer be available.

Round Oyster Shell Mirror Above Console Table Entryway Decor Idea

Same impressive oyster shell mirror as in the picture before, here used above a Console Table. Great statement piece for a Coastal Entryway.

Large Round Oyster Shell Mirror Handmade DIY Tutorial

Tiny shells along the inner edge finish off this gorgeous mirror. They first tried to adhere the oyster shells with the popular E6000 glue, but they found that something more tacky and stiff worked much better. They ended up using TEC Stick n Stay Flooring Adhesive.


It’s easier if you attach your Hanging Hardware on to the back of your wood before you put your oysters on.

How to Make Oyster Shell Mirror Painted Blue

Oyster shells collected on the beach were painted in shades of blue and green, resulted in a stunning colorful oyster shell mirror.

DIY Round Oyster Shell Rope Mirror Idea

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