DIY Dollar Tree Sandcastle Wind Chime

DIY Dollar Tree Sandcastle Wind Chime | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Chalk It Up Fancy via Youtube


If you’re feeling a little crafty today, try making this gorgeous sandcastle wind chime from Chalk It Up Fancy on Youtube. This project is a fun activity you can do, especially now that the summer season is almost here. It’s also super easy to put together, inexpensive, and all the materials are from Dollar Tree. So if you don’t have anything to do, call your friends and make this wind chime project! Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step by step instructions. Special thanks to Chalk It Up Fancy for this amazing DIY project.



  • plastic castle-shaped pails
  • gray linen paint
  • salt wash
  • brush
  • jute rope
  • colored beads
  • shells
  • hot glue
  • hook
  • starfish
  • e6000


Step 1

Mix your gray linen paint with some salt wash until good consistency. Next, apply this mixture all over the entire plastic sandcastle. (Don’t apply too much to avoid cracking but apply enough to get the texture effect.) Set it aside to dry. Next, tie two beads to each jute strand. (Make seven strands.) Then, just put the beads in between a knot on top and the bottom so it’s not moving around on each strand. You can make these in different lengths.

Applying the gray paint to the plastic sandcastle to make the wind chime
Image credits: Chalk It Up Fancy via Youtube


Step 2

Once done,  glue one shell to the tip of each strand with hot glue. Next, glue the beaded shell strands inside the sandcastle, starting from the center. (Apply a generous amount of hot glue to make sure nothing falls out.) Now, drill a hole in the top and attach the hook for the hang. You can attach more beads, like starfish, to the strands in between the shells and wooded beads. To finish, glue one big starfish on the front side of the sandcastle using e6000.

Make the bead and shell strands for the sandcastle wind chime
Image credits: Chalk It Up Fancy via Youtube

DIY Dollar Tree Sandcastle Wind Chime

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