We collected some amazing seashells while we were in Florida. Since I love my flower gardens and we had tons of shells, we decided to try to make a seashell windchime. My husband got out the drill and put some holes in the shells. (Remember that I don’t touch the power tools. I don’t have a good track record with them.)
How to Make a Seashell Windchime
He started with a very tiny drill bit and then progressively used a larger bit till we found which bit worked best for the shells. We also started with a small shell to see how it work.
Then we took an old windchime that had fallen apart last summer and used it as our starting point.
We strung the shells on 4 lines. We decided to use 30 pound fishing line for our string.
We attached the ball and decorative glass from the scrap windchime.
Now we have it hanging in my flower garden.
I have no idea how long it will last and I don’t know how durable the shells will be once they get blown around. But I’m really pleased with how this turned out.
Have you ever made a windchime? Any tips for what does or doesn’t work? I’d love to hear!