Is it just me or is it beginning to look a lot like summer!? Can you feel it in the air? When I think of summer, I think of the sunshine, the beach and anything nautical! This past weekend I was fortunate enough to spend a few days up at my Grandparent’s beach cabin, and I couldn’t help but take advantage of all the free ‘crafting supplies’ I found on the beach. After taking a long walk looking for treasures, I ended up with a handful of beautiful pieces of driftwood. I love looking at all of the different sizes and shapes and wondering where it all came from.

I decided to take my treasures and create a fun Driftwood Mirror for the cabin (or maybe for my home, I haven’t decided yet!). This fun piece could be used as a piece of modern decor or used in a beach themed space and is very inexpensive to make.

DIY Driftwood Mirror by designdininganddiapers.com

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Supply List:

– Square Mirror ( I found this Ikea mirror for $.25 at a garage sale!)

– Small Pieces of Driftwood

– White Acrylic Paint and accent color of your choice

– Paint Brush

– Hot Glue

 

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I started by giving the mirror one base coat of white acrylic paint to brighten it up.

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Next comes the hardest part of the project, trying to fit the pieces together. It’s like putting together a puzzle and I must say it’s a little therapeutic! I laid all of my pieces out first and then hot glued them in place.

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As much as I love mixing natural elements with bright white, I thought this project just needed a little burst of color though. I went with a Blue Bahama to give it that little modern twist. IMG_1219

So next time you are on a beach, keep an eye out for hidden treasures!

Have you made anything beach themed lately?

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