Today I am sharing this do-it-yourself Driftwood Wind Chime. We have been alternating between camping and swimming in the pool all month long. So I thought we would pause for a moment to add a few embellishments to our outdoor space. I just love how gorgeous this project turned out! And it is super easy to create….
Here’s what you will need:
Most supplies can be found at Michaels or along the shore of your local lake or beach. I was fortunate enough to happen upon a vendor at Creative Chaos (the largest craft fair in Western Canada) who sells all of these wind chime bits so that you can go home and create your own. All I needed to scrounge up from my stash were some beads and twine.
Update: I bumped into the local artist who makes these at a craft fair this holiday season! Her name is Michele and you can email her to find out what shows she may be at next (she does not ship product or do custom orders). firstname.lastname@example.org
five pieces of driftwood (with holes drilled through the center)
5 large ceramic beads (aff link)
12-16 small glass or plastic beads (aff link)
1 large pendant
How to make a driftwood wind chime:
1 – Lay out your design on a flat surface. Play with the placement of your beads and driftwood.
2 – Thread the twine through the beads and driftwood. Tie with secure knots between each piece of wood and at either end.
Once hung you have a lovely new addition to your decor! Our boys actually absconded with this and hung it in their new tree fort. So very cute! My favorite of the beads is the one that says “roadtrip” which is one of our favorite activities to do as a family in the summer months.
I am now always on the lookout for little bits of driftwood on the beaches and shores to add to my crafting stash. As soon as I have enough gathered up I am going to have the boys create a driftwood wind chime of their own.
Have you created a driftwood wind chime? Please share – I would love to see it!