DIY Mirror Frame Makeover: Upcycled Pistachio Shell Mirror

5 Materials
$15
8 Hours
Easy

This DIY upcycled white mirror frame is a quick and easy makeover that you can complete in just a weekend!
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
Step 1: Spread the individual shells out on a drop cloth and spray paint them. The flowers are very difficult to paint if you assemble them first.
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
Step 2:
Assemble the flowers using hot glue.

Start by picking out three shells and putting hot glue on the right side of the inside of each shell (or left side if you are a lefty).

Assemble by tucking the outside left of one shell into the inside right of the other shell. In other words, make them overlap.

Add more shells until flowers reach the desired size.
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
Step 3:
Scuff the frame of the mirror and paint it white.
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
Step 4:
Attach the flowers to the mirror using hot glue.
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
Step 5:
Fill in the spaces between the flowers with the remaining shells.
diy mirror frame makeover upcycled pistachio shell mirror
Step 6:
Enjoy your new beautiful mirror frame!
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  • Michelle
    on Feb 15, 2018

    How long did this take you? Looks so labor intensive and beautiful!!!

  • Sharon Haines
    on Feb 15, 2018

    How many bags of pistachios did this project take and what was the size of the mirror? Just gorgeous! How did you get your inspiration?

  • Marvella
    on Feb 16, 2018

    Where did you get the shells from ? Pistachi nuts are expensive. Is there a way to buy just the shells ?

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