Sunday, May 17, 2015

DIY Wind Chime - Vacation Memento

Summer vacations are quickly approaching which gave me the idea of writing this post.  How many times do you go on vacation and collect shells, rocks or other things that you would like to keep as a memento but then ends up sitting in the  bottom of a drawer?  I hope this post will help you turn some of your findings into a beautiful keepsake or memento.

Over Easter we visited with my parents in Ohio.  They have this cute 'cove' with lots of shells, driftwood and other beach-y treasures!  My daughter LOVES to collect and so she had a pocket full of some seashells and rocks.  On our way out I grabbed a piece of driftwood as my mind is constantly thinking, "I could do something with this."

 Here's how we turned our treasures into a DIY Wind Chime:

  • My daughter sorted through and picked out what she wanted to use

  • My husband gave me some spider wire and drilled some holes through the driftwood

Some of the shells had holes so those were easy to string onto the wire and for the other treasures without holes I used a hot glue gun.

Once all done we hung from a tree in our backyard.  This was an easy and lovely way to make a memento from our visit to my parents.  Every time we look at it or hear it clang together we will be reminded of the memories we made.

What do you do with the things you collect from vacation?  Let us know in the comments below or visit us on our Facebook page!


  1. I love this! I need to make one! I"m from Ohio originally. I've been here in GA for four years now. (husbands job) Glad I found you on the Mother to Mother Sundays Best Link up. Pinned and following (jody53)

    1. Hi Jody! My parents have a condo that's a short walk from Lake Erie, so beautiful! Everytime we see our wind chime we smile remembering our visit! Thanks so much for stopping by and following!!

    2. That's great! My dad used to live up there. I'm from Marysville. We loved the lake. And Cedar Point. And YW!

  2. What a lovely way to remember a beach trip. Thanks for joining in the parenting pin it party