Add handmade, seaside charm to your home with these simple and satisfying projects using treasures from the beach
Bring the beach home with these easy craft ideas. Most of the projects would be enjoyable for kids to be involved in too.
A sea shell wind chime is a cheap and enjoyable project that can include a trip to the beach to collect shells. The shells can be threaded and knotted onto twine, as shown, or plastic thread such as fishing line. A drill with a small drill bit is best for boring the holes through the shells.
a driftwood wreath using pieces of natural driftwood, shells and seashore finds. You’ll also need a glue gun and a base to attach your finds to.
driftwood votives are very quick to make. Use a glue gun to secure small driftwood pieces around the base of each candleholder then bind them decoratively with a few loops of twine.
kina shell lamp has been made by an artist (see insight-design.co.nz). For a DIY idea, look online for tutorials on Led-lit sea urchins – beautiful little lights that look magical, especially with differentcoloured LEDS.