Since we are vacationing (aka annual visit to FL grandparents) and have spent many, many hours at the pool and beach - - I thought it would be fun to recreate one of the crafts I did as a child - - a shell necklace. When I mentioned our craft for the week to my mother, she said that I could just go buy it! What?!?! That takes the fun out it.
- Seashells with holes
- 20 lb Hemp Cord
1. Trim a piece of hemp cord so that it will be the length that you want. I like it a little bit long because of the adjustability when completed.
2. Thread the seashells onto the cord - as many as you want - but I think about 5-7 look nice and not too clumped.
3. Trim a piece of cord about 6 inches long and fold so that one side is about an inch longer. Lay against the ends of the necklace and take the long piece and wrap around about 4 times. Then take the end and pull through the looped end to tighten. I like to knot about 2-3 times to make it secure and then trim off the excess. You can now pull the ends of the necklace to adjust longer and shorter.
4. Make several to give to friends (as Kenzie did) or even make this a DIY favor at a party!
Check out the DIY Water Sponge Bombs from MomSpotted this week. I hope you enjoy and link up your craft!