Most of my married life I lived in coastal South Carolina. It has been a lovely place to live and raise a family. Coastal South Carolina is a paradise of coastal elements such as sea shells and oyster shells. I started creating oysters projects about 6 years ago and have not stopped since.
This DIY oyster shell mirror is pretty easy to do. My last project was an Oyster Shell Candle Holder which was quite challenging. I am lucky I live where there are many oyster shells to find and you can buy them by the bag full at the local landscape place. I found a mirror in our attic that would make a perfect seashell wall mirror. The frame was wide to lay the oysters pretty.
- 50 Oyster shells
- Ceramic tile adhesive
Step 1: Clean the oyster shells
To clean oyster dry shells soak in a mixture of cider vinegar and half water. Let sit overnight and take an old toothbrush and brush off any debris. The oyster shells should be pretty white. Make sure the oyster are dry before applying any adhesive.
Step 2: Sort the shells.
Sort your shells by the size of the frame, so the shells lay flat. you may need a mixture of flat small and larger oyster shells
Step 3: Adhesive
Make sure you cover the mirror with painters tape. To attach shells I used a tile adhesive from Acryl Pro to the frame of the mirror. Apply it thick and press the shell on it. Almost 3/4 of the way I ran out of the adhesive. unfortunately Home Depot was out of it. I had to drive 30 minutes to the Home Depot in Savannah Georgia and found some. I didn’t want to use anything else, the Acryl Pro was very easy to use. Take your time and clean any adhesive off the glass part of mirror before it dries.
Thanks so much for spending your precious time to read my post. I truly appreciate it. If you want to see more oyster shell projects here is the list.
Oyster Shell Candle Holder/Oyster Shell Tea Light/Oyster Shell Mirror/Oyster Shell Book Ends