DIY Drift Wood Mirrors

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors

It has been a tradition for the past few years to camp up on Lake Ontario each summer with my in-laws.  We stay at Selkirk Shores campground.  There is the most amazing view of the sunset there each night – and you sleep next to the waves crashing on the shore.  It really is lovely!  There is a beach that is within walking distance that we always take evening walks to.  There is tons of driftwood pieces that washes up.  So I got the kiddos involved last year to collect me some pieces because I knew I wanted to craft something with it. I came up with these simple DIY Drift Wood Mirrors that cost me next to nothing to make (compared to something similar over on Amazon.)

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

Materials needed to make Drift Wood Mirrors:

Drift Wood (if you don’t have a beach near by with access to free wood, you can purchase it on Amazon.)

8 or 9 inch round mirror

Hot glue gun

Card Stock

6.5″ round template

tape

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

I started off by finding a bowl that was 6.5″ in diameter – a bit smaller compared to the 9″ round mirror I had (which were left over from my wedding decor from almost a decade ago!)  I traced the bowl and cut out the circle.  I used one piece of tape and lightly pressed it onto the mirror so that it would stay in place.  This paper circle now serves as a border that I can use to know where to glue the drift wood so that it will make an even circle.  This paper will be removed later on.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

Next I got out my drift wood and laid it out into one layer to get a general idea of how I wanted it to look before I started gluing.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

When I was satisfied with the placement of the drift wood, then I got my hot glue gun out and started attaching each piece.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

Here it is after one layer.  I wasn’t satisfied with how it came out and decided it needed a second layer of shorter drift wood to make it more full.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

So then I laid out a second layer of shorter pieces and glued them on.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

After you are done gluing and let it cool for a bit, you will need to clean up the “hot glue spider webs” that are always left behind.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

Remove the paper circle that was used as an outline.  After that, you have the complete drift wood mirror!

I also attached some twine on the back to hang it up.  This isn’t a very heavy frame, so I wasn’t too concerned about what kind of hardware to use to hang it.  If yours is heavier, then you will need some hanging wire and stronger hardware.

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

I love how it turned out!  Similar ones at Amazon are so much more expensive!  I’ve seen cheaper ones at Joann Fabrics – more in the $20 range – and I still like the one I made myself better. 😉

DIY Drift Wood Mirrors - There are some great pics on this post of a DIY drift wood mirror tutorial!

Here’s another fun craft using drift wood pieces:

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Driftwood Candle Holder

Find all of my craft ideas over here!

 

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3 Responses to DIY Drift Wood Mirrors

  1. So cute. I love all the DIY projects. I saw on Nicole & Jionni’s House Swap and saw some DIY home projects she did and they came out neat!

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