No summer would be complete without making a seashell wind chime. These wind chimes are beautiful, free, and make great gifts. Regardless if you’re an avid crafter, or feel like crafting isn’t your thing, this project is easy-to-do and the results will be stunning!
Here’s what you need:
Sticks, seashells, cotton string, hammer, and thin nails.
How to make your own seashell windchimes by EcoWindChimes.com
1. Gather two, or more sticks, that are at least 3 inches long.
2. Use cotton string of varying lengths; tie one end around a shell and the other end to one of the sticks. Use two same-size pieces of string to connect the sticks. For a more sturdy wind chime, tap each shell with a nail and hammer to make a small hole. Thread the string through the hole, knot it, and repeat. If you live in an area where the winds are very heavy, the hammer and nail method is suggested.
3. Tie a 24-inch string to the top stick and use this main string to hang your seashell wind chimes up.
That’s it, these seashell wind chimes are THIS easy to make! We’ve seen people spray paint their seashell wind chimes with metallic colors and then glitter. Other people write the names of those they shared their vacations with right on the seashells. We encourage you get creative with your seashell wind chimes, maybe even donate them to be auctioned off at local charity events or sold at a Farmer’s Market event.
In the meantime, if you want to check out our collection of USA sourced and made wind chimes, please visit our “browse by ear” section here: http://www.ecowindchimes.com/Shop-Wind-Chimes-By-Sound-s/3.htm