Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shell Mirror

After our beach vacation this summer, my daughter had her usual bag of shells that she collected. The shell collecting is an annual event so I have to come up with a new craft for her each year! This year I found an old zebra print mirror that I thought would look nice painted and embellished with shells. This is the original mirror! YUCK!! Can't remember where I had this in the house, but I'm definitely embarrassed by this!!!

My original thought was to bring back a bag of sand and Mod Podge it to the mirror, then hot glue the shells on top. However, after the earthquake hit and Irene coming through I totally forgot to fill up a bag - bummer. Had to go with Plan B!
First I painted over the zebra print - YEA! Picked a sand-ish color.
This is an up close picture of the color, the first one seemed a little washed out.
Finally we added the shells and some tulle to hang it with. Not too bad, I like it! Next we are going to try to make a ceiling fan pull with some of the left overs. Not sure how to do it, but it will be a trial and error process.
Thanks for looking,
Have a great day

1 comment:

Firenze said...

Love the mirror project! A pity about the sand but there's next time when you're safer and not being chased by howling winds. Hope you all made it through Irene unscathed, and together. TFS this project!
Helen -- Firenze Cards