Use shell collections for a garden decoration.


  • Unknown Twine
  • 1 Solid/sturdy Stick (found in the garden or on a walk
  • Unlimited A variety of shells collected


  1. Have an adult drill holes into all shells you would like to use for your wind chime.
  2. Thread twine through the shells knotting it around each shell to keep in place. Use whatever length twine you would like and change spacing for interesting looking chimes.
  3. Tie the shelled twine to the stick, using however many pieces of twine you wish.
  4. Use one piece of twine to tie to each end of stick for use in hanging up, and there you have it a beachy home made wind chime.


Be sure to use and small drill piece and to do this AWAY from your children as it can get dangerous. The is for preparation time.

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  • michelle_margetts
    • 24 Feb 2014
      4:23 pm

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  • We have made one of these before and it looks lovely hanging in the garden and is so simple to create


  • that’s a great idea .. thanks for sharing.


  • I love this idea! We collect so many shells when we go to the beach and they end up cluttering my daughter’s room!


  • We are definitely going to do this one… Got some shells in the backyard from our last trip to the beach.. Will look lovely.


  • Great! Now, just have to collect shells.


  • Very pretty and I bet they look great hanging in a doorway


  • So beautiful. What a fun project.


  • A beautiful way to decorate and have fun

    • It’ll be nice to have different chimes too


  • What a beautiful use of those shells you collect from the beach!


  • What a great way to use up the shells children bring home from holidays at the beach a memento they will see all the time.


  • Lovely! I have 2 windchimes hanging off a huge gum tree in my back yard. I would love to add more


  • Practical way of displaying your collection of shells. Thanks.


  • How lovely and a memory from wherever you picked up the shells from. Thank you


  • Very Byron Bay-esque


  • Thanks l would love to make a couple of these chimes as l have so many shells! They look great!


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