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Beach Memento Wind Chime

Beach Memento Wind Chime
With a few simple materials, you can create this lovely wind chime from your beach memories. It will serve as a reminder of the fun time you had.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Beach Memento Wind Chime

Start off by gathering your supplies. V picked up some of these shells at the beach. Then we added some more pieces, including the sea-glass, from the shell shop at the beach to make this craft. We grabbed the sticks outside from one of our nightly walks.

Beach Memento Wind Chime

V then began by picking the order of the shells for the wind chime--this was a very meticulous process for V, who is three. She was very intent on what needed to come next in the process. We then wrapped the shells with twine and knotted them.

Beach Memento Wind Chime
We did this for all the shells and sea-glass. We tied twine around them and sealed them with a knot, using various lengths of string for each shell. We then created a long string on the top to hang it, approximately 24 inches.
Beach Memento Wind Chime

Next, we tied the twine wrapped shells to each stick, spacing them apart, in various lengths. We used a longer stick on top and a smaller one on the bottom. We then connected the two sticks with two same-size pieces of string on each end.

Beach Memento Wind Chime
Then, as the sun was setting we got to hang our wind chime up on the porch and watch it in the sun.

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We walked in the woods and collected pinecones, rocks and sticks (no acorns this time of year). My 16 month old and 3.5 year old loved collecting things in their buckets. 3.5 year old picked out which things I should tie on, and I liked doing the rest :) It's hanging outside like a silent windchime now.

posted by: Trinity on 7.30.2013

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