Last fall on a trip to a couple Islands on the East Coast I collected driftwood and sea shells. I have had ideas about crafts I wanted to do with them, but not the time, until now.
I decided that making this beautiful driftwood wind chime would be a good way to get a little crafty.
I picked out the shells that had holes in them already, and then a piece of driftwood.
Then I lined them up to see how I wanted them organized.
Then I grabbed my hemp string that I picked up at a craft store.
I tied the string onto the driftwood and pulled the string out longer then I wanted to wind chime to hang so that I had something to work with. I did the same for all four rows.
I then put the sea shells on one at a time (starting at the top) and tied knots to keep the sea shells in place (once completed I did reinforce the knots with some clear Elmer’s glue). I worked one string/row at a time to the bottom.
This is what it looked like completed. I still had to add the hanger and trim the strings, which I did after the glue dried.
This is how it looked hanging up.
And here it is hanging on the back porch.
This was a fun project that didn’t take a lot of time, maybe an hour at most. It serves as a lovely reminder of our visit to the East Coast.