Remember how I said I brought home a ton of driftwood from my Beach Vacation?
Well, I decided to make a mirror with it. I was inspired by this one here.
This one is from Crate and Barrel and Cost $200.00
It was hanging in the Beach house we rented.
(you can see more of the beach house here).
Which is named the Driftwood!
I love this sign that was hanging on the house. I was going to try and make one like it, maybe have it say "Beach" or "Welcome" But I didn't pick up enough small and curvy pieces.....Next Time!
I really did bring home my share of driftwood. This picture is of me, filling up my purse with driftwood... I did this every time we hit the beach.
Ok, so here are my steps to making a Driftwood mirror.
So, of course Step #1 is to go to the beach and fill your purse up with as much as you can haul home. Try to find pieces that are all about the same size.
Step #2 Find a mirror in whatever size you would like. I picked this one up at Hobby Lobby. It was originally 6 dollars but on sale for %50 off. So this whole mirror cost me $3.00 a Huge difference from the $200. one at Crate and Barrel wouldn't you agree?
Step #3 Trace the mirror onto some paper. I just used the paper Hobby Lobby wrapped the mirror up in.
Step #4 Lay out your driftwood around the traced circle. This is so you will have a good idea of what it will look like when it's finished. You may want to move some pieces around, just play with it until you're happy with the way it looks.
You could leave it like this, but since I was going for a more layered look, I also added driftwood to the front of the mirror as well.
Step #5 Glue it together. At first I used hot glue....but this Did NOT work. The hot glue was not strong enough to hold it all together.
So I had to peel (and bite) all of the hot glue off. Then I used this Awesome stuff, Gorilla Glue, Which worked so much better. Just remember to only use a small amount and do not use it by any edges since it does puff up and turn yellow when it dries.
I also used this glue to add a hook to the back of the mirror so that I could hang it up.