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DIY Beach Inspired Windchime

7/10/2020 | Lynn Lilly
A Beach Inspired Windchime for those of us that LOVE the beach.
Here is a simple project to make that you can hang on the back porch to remind you of trips to the ocean.  It’s a great way to use some of those shells you collected.


Materials Used:  

  • Beach Seashells
  • Driftwood Stick or Stick from your yard
  • Wood Beads
  • Twine and Scissors
  • Acrylic Paint:  White, Light Blue, Aqua
  • Paint Brush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Removable Painter’s Tape
  • DAP Rapid Fuse Adhesive 
Featured Storage:

Gather Your Supplies…
The Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray is so handy to use. It’s perfect for sorting the various sizes of wood beads used to make the windchime. And it fits perfectly into the large container of the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer.  You can use the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizer in the caddy to hold paintbrushes.  You can put all your supplies in the caddy and take it outside and dream of being on the beach.
Faux Driftwood…
If you don’t have an actual driftwood stick from the beach.  You can use a stick found in the yard and break it down to size.
  • Scrape the bark off the stick.  
  • Paint the stick with white acrylic paint and a couple of stripes of pale blue and aqua.
  • Give the stick a light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper to rough it up and make it look more natural.
  • Cut five pieces of twine approximately 24″ long.
  • Tie a knot on one end of the twine.
  • Wrap a small piece of blue removable painters tape on the other end of the twine to keep the twine from fraying.
  • String Wood Beads onto the twine.

  • Use a super-fast grab adhesive to glue the shells onto the end of the knots.
  • Tie beaded twine to the painted stick.
  • On the center of the stick, I glued a medium-sized Starfish purchased at a Beach Gift Shop.
  • Add a couple of beads to a piece of twine. Tie twine to each end of the stick to use as a hanger.
  • Stick the loose ends of the twine through the beads to hide.

The Beach Inspired Windchime was created by Design Team Member Sue Eldred,
for more fun projects from Sue you can visit Sue’s Blog Here.

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