DIY Driftwood Mirror

3 Materials
$10
2 Hours
Medium
I love anything beachy! I love seashells and driftwood. Last summer I was able to gather a whole bagful of driftwood when we went to the beach. I decided a driftwood mirror would be my first project.
The mirror measures 9 inches plus an extra inch for the frame. I used hot glue to attach the driftwood.
I knew I would need a wider edge to attach the driftwood, so I found a piece of cardboard and traced around the mirror. Then I drew another line about 1 1/2 inches farther out.
I cut out the circle with a straight edge. I cut out the center too and then I placed the mirror in the middle and glued the cardboard onto the mirror.
Now I could start picking out my pieces of driftwood. I started by picking out longer pieces.
I glued my pieces onto the frame and the cardboard using the edge of the mirror as my guide. I used my longer pieces since this would be the first layer.
After those were all glued on, I picked out shorter pieces and glued them on top of and between the longer ones.
I actually was surprised at how well the cardboard supported the driftwood. I had to add a little bit of glue to a few of the pieces to make them more secure, but it turned out great.
What have you made from driftwood?

Suggested materials:

  • Driftwood   (beach)
  • 9 inch round mirror   (craft store)
  • Hot glue   (craft store)

Pam Smith
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