DIY Driftwood Mirror

When I think of summer I think of the beach, the sand, laughter, bbqs, bright colors and lots of driftwood. Yes driftwood. Growing up, I spent most of my summers up at my grandparent’s beach cabin and our days were spent collecting treasures on the beach. We always find tons of driftwood, shells, rocks and anything else that washes up. Even though I’m a big kid now (some may even call me an adult), I still like to take weekend trips up to the beach house with my own family and continue to look for treasures. We were up there a few weekends ago and I couldn’t help but do a little crafting with my finds :)

I decided to take my treasures and create a fun Driftwood Mirror for the nursery. 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


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



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


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.


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

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

What types of things scream summer to you? Do you decorate your home for summer time?



Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    What an awesome way to decorate a frame! I love the drift wood look…. I’m gonna have to do this. If only I had me some driftwood nearby :)

  2. says

    The beach is my “Church”, and I am always looking for fun things to pick up and bring home to create with! I have a long piece of drift wood drying right now! Thank you for inspiring me further, and I love the color!


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