Sand and Seashell Mirror for a Dull Corridor
An easy-to-make, decorative mirror to brighten up and add a little light to your dull corridor. A quick project to use all the seashells we collected a kids, and bring back the sun-filled memories of yesteryear's into our lives.
Clean the mirror with kerosene or any liquid cleaning agent and a cloth.
Once it is dry, apply a thin film of synthetic adhesive on a part of the edge of the mirror. Dust the sand on it. Tap off the excess sand.
Repeat this step until all of the sides of the mirror are covered. Leave it to dry.
Paste the sea shells and pebbles using a good amount of adhesive. (I have painted some of the shells with glitter nail enamel.) Leave it to dry.
(Don't worry too much about the arrangement. An asymmetric arrangement gives a natural look. Feel free to let the shells spill out of the edges. Do let some sand show in between the shells for a realistic shore effect.)
Let it dry overnight, and your mirror is now ready!
Hang it in a corner where it can reflect good light and brighten up a place that was earlier dull. Love it!
- A plain mirror (I've used a round one. You can choose any shape that you prefer) (Glass shop)
- Sand (plain sea sand, or coloured will also do. Try to keep it in contrast to the colour of your shells) (seashore)
- Seashells (You can use varieties of shells, dried starfishes and pebbles too) (seashore)
- Synthetic adhesive (craft/hardware store)
- Kerosene or cleaning agent to clean the mirror (supermarket)
- Glitter nail enamel to paint the shells (if required) (dollar store)
- Cloth or rag to clean (around the house)
Published June 22nd, 2017 1:44 AM