Summer has felt so incredibly far away here lately. Then, I saw Briana’s Daily Delight this morning — the amazing zebra hide-shaped beach towel — and suddenly, summer feels like it’s just on the horizon. I can feel it! Are you dying for some sunshine, too? This week’s how-to will immediately leave you with thoughts of seaside lounging, crashing waves and sand beneath your toes. Plus, it’s the perfect accessory for a coastal cottage or seaside retreat.
Update a plain mirror with collected seashells to give your home some summer-inspired, coastal charm.
Here’s what you’ll need: a framed mirror (round, square or rectangle), hot glue gun, seashells, stiff paintbrush, straight razor, window cleaner and a paper towel.
Use a variety of seashells in several sizes to make sure you can cover the entire frame. If you’ve collected your shells from the beach, make sure they’ve been rinsed and dried. (You can also pick up shells at craft stores.)
Then, working from the inside of the frame, start gluing your shells. You can either place them at random or glue them in a pattern. Continue to apply glue in small sections, adding your small- to medium-sized shells. Apply larger shells last as more visible embellishments.
Use a stiff paintbrush to sweep away any excess glue strings. Then, use a straight razor to remove any glue from the mirror itself.
Do you have any coastal decor in your non-coastal home, or do you leave all the seashells and anchors for the beach house only? Tell us in the comments below!