Decorate your home with beautiful Sea Glass Wind Chimes made by you! Below is the step-by-step tutorial and video instruction.
There is nothing better than sitting outside on a warm summer day and relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book or a refreshing drink.
I love the feeling of the warm sun on my skin and listening to the noises of summer. You know the sounds, it's the kids playing outside, lawnmowers, and when there is a slight breeze, the singing tings of a nearby wind chime. It all makes me hope that summer will never end.
Do you love these lazy days too? Then you need to make sure you have a beautiful wind chime within earshot of that comfy chair!
This tutorial was originally for a kit, but sadly that kit is no longer available. So we have recreated this tutorial just for you. Now you'll know where to get the supplies yourself!
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Supplies You'll Need to Create this Project:
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- Sea Glass (about 2 lbs with a good assortment of sizes)
- Wood Stick (12 inches long)
- E6000 Glue
- Clear Fishing Line or Beading Line
- Transparent Tape
- Printable Template
- Drill (optional)
Print the Free Template:
Begin by printing the free printable template.
It will print on two pages. Using some transparent tape, layer the edges over each other and tape the two sheets together.
Then tape the template to your table or work surface.
Sorting the Sea Glass Pieces:
Begin by sorting the different-sized sea glass pieces onto the template. Use the gray squares as a size reference tool.
Once all of the sea glass pieces are placed you can play around with the order. Do you want the strands random with the different colors or do you want them to go in kind of an ombre effect?
I decided on an ombre look.
Assembling the Sea Glass Wind Chime:
Down the center of each column of squares is a line. This line is a guide for the fishing line.
Above the template tape down a strand of fishing line. Pull it down past the other end of the template and tape that end down, then cut the line.
Repeat for all 5 columns.
To glue the fishing line to the sea glass pieces, use the E6000 glue and apply a dot of glue at the top and bottom of each piece.
Let the glue dry for at least 30 minutes.
When the glue is dry, leave the strands of fishing line taped to the counter and flip all of the glass pieces over so the fishing line is now on the bottom.
Lay the second strand of fishing line over the top of the rows of sea glass just like before.
Again, glue the line to each sea glass piece at the top and the bottom with a dot of E6000 glue.
Let the glue dry for 30 minutes.
The Top of the Sea Glass Wind Chime:
For the top of the wind chime, we are going to use a stick. Cut the stick to 12 inches and if you have the tools drill a hole about a ¾-inch in on each side.
Don't have a drill that's ok too.
If you are able to drill the holes into the stick, feed the rope through the holes and tie knots to hold the ends.
If you don't have a drill, then wrap the rope around the end of the stick and secure it with a knot.
Each method will work just fine, but if you are going with the wrapping method you will want to use a thinner rope.
Attaching the Sea Glass to the Wood Pieces:
Lay the wood piece along the top of the sea glass columns. For each strand of sea glass, the top strand of the fishing line should go on top of the piece of wood, and the bottom strand under the piece of wood.
Tie a knot, right over left and then left over right around the wood piece. This type of knot will make it so the length of the rows can still be adjusted.
Hang the wind chime and adjust the sea glass columns. You want them close enough to "clink" when they hit each other but not so close that they are on top of each other.
Once the columns are in place, apply a dot of E6000 glue to the knots to keep them secure, and to the wood, a piece to hold the columns in place.
Trim the ends of the fishing line close to the bottom of the row of sea glass pieces, and at the top near the knots.
All that's left is to hang your new sea glass wind chime, grab your favorite refreshing drink and relax outside on that comfy chair! After all, you've earned it!
When you make this Sea Glass Wind Chime please share a photo! We'd love to see it.
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This is so pretty! And I agree, nothing better than hearing pretty wind chimes.
Thank you, Cat! It was a fun project to put together, and I do love listening to it chime!
I desperately want to make these but there was no link to the template. Can you provide that link? Thanks!
Here ya go: https://bit.ly/2JgC6NK
This is gorgeous! I can see how this could even be used as a mobile in a baby's room.
Thank you Colleen. This would make a great mobile! I didn't think of that.
This is so beautiful! It makes me want to head out the beach to find some glass!
Thanks Katy, I am so glad you like it!
Loving this wind chime, it's so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at the DI & DI Link Party every week Katie. We love seeing your wonderful posts and smiling face.
Thank you Christine! I am so glad that you like it! It was a really fun project.
Mother of 3
So beautiful! I love that it comes as a kit! As I clicked over i was thinking that as much as I love sea glass we never find that much on the beach. This is perfect. Pinned and I'll be looking into that kit.
Thank you! The kit is great because it comes with EVERYTHING you need! Let me know if you have any questions.
Any ideas where I can get the kit or at least the template?
Sadly no, Judy. The company is out of business. I am sorry.
I understand that the complete kit for the sea glass wind chime is no longer available but do you have the templates that can be bought?
I do not Deana, I am so sorry. But you could use the pictures in this post as your guide.
I was able to get the sea glass at Pier 1, and picked the driftwood up at the beach. I followed your steps and found it was easy to make just following your pictures. Turned out great! Thanks!
I am so glad Wendy!
Where can I order a kit?
Love the wind chimes
where can i find the templet for the seaglass chime
HI Ginger! Here is the link to the printable template. https://bit.ly/2JgC6NK
The link for these glass wind chimes isn't working, I was trying to print the template. Could you please help.
I am sorry it isn't working for you. Here is the link: https://bit.ly/2JgC6NK
This is awesome, thanks for sharing. But, I can't print the template. Where can I get the template?
HI Nicole! Here is the link to the printable template. https://bit.ly/2JgC6NK
This is soooo great!! I have been looking for a great craft activity for a girls’ camp this summer. I think the girls would totally love this!! And your tutorial was awesome!!! Bravo! Thank you for sharing!!?
I Love the sea glass wind chimes !❤️ This will be my next little project ! Thank you for sharing 🙏
Thank you for sharing. Your site says to print the template, however, it is not working.
Thank you for letting me know. Here is another link to that printable template.
Where do you get the sea glass? I don't have a way to make a template? How can I do this? I don't have a printer.
I got the sea glass at Michaels. There is a link to it in the post. IF you don't have a printer you could download the pdf to a thumb drive and take it to your local printer.
Love your sea glass wind chimes! Do you think super glue would work in lieu of E6000?
Thank you. Yes, I think super glue would work.
Thank you for the clear instructions. It works best as a sun catcher because the long lines get tangled in a strong wind.
Would a glue gun work?
It might work temporarily, but I don't think hot glue is as strong as E6000.
I used the E6000 glue on a shiny shell wind chime and was not happy with that glue. It was listed as flexable and the fish line cut thru the glue. Maybe it need a much longer drying/curing time but I switched to 527 glue and that worked much better for me.
Great tip! Thanks so much for sharing.
Do you give a list of supplies and where you buy them?
Yes, there is a list of supplies with links in this post.