Did you collect sea glass on your summer vacation? Need a way to display it? Sea glass crafts – and this easy project – are for you. (No sea glass on hand? No problem. I have a solution for you, too.) Let’s make a gorgeous Sea Glass Wind Chime to display outside of your home.
- Sea Glass — either some you have gathered from the beach or you can buy your own at Consumer Crafts. Yes they sell sea glass and that is perfect for those of us that didn’t get to the beach but love the look.
- Embroidery Hoop 7 inches
- Embroidery Hoop 3 inches
- White Craft Paint
- Poly String
Remove the outer ring on your embroidery hoops. We will only need the inner circle. Paint them both white. My kids helped with this step. Bet you never would have guessed that from this picture!
Next, we are going to tie the rings together. Use the poly string to tie the smaller ring in approximately the center of the larger ring.
Next, we are going to use the string to make a hanger. I used two long pieces of string and tied them to the larger hoop in two places, opposite of one another. Then gather the strings at the top and knot into a loop. See picture below for illustration. Use a drop of E6000 anywhere you have a knot on the rings and set aside to dry. Again, I wanted this to be secure and E6000 definitely does the job of securing your string to the hoops.
Now get your sea glass. My set of DIY wind chimes took approximately one bag, however, I was choosy on the colors I wanted to use so I had to open both bags. Using the poly string, tie your sea glass into long chains. The sea glass should not touch each other as illustrated below. I made 6 short chains and 3 longer chains. My short chains were around 9 inches long. The longer chains were around 11 inches long. Again, a dot of E6000 needs to be placed between each knot and the glass for safety.
After your components have dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the E6000, tie your chains of sea glass onto your rings. The six shorter chains go on the outside ring. The three longer chains go on the inside ring.
Sea glass crafts are perfect projects for those that have kids that collected sea glass on vacation. Don’t sock it away in a drawer. Display it proudly year round with these easy to make wind chimes! Older children can even help with making these since they just have to know how to tie.
This DIY wind chimes project is perfect for beach houses or any home where you want a nautical touch. I think they are perfect hanging on any porch as a reminder of a fun vacation or a vacation you would like to take in the future.
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