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Summer Seashell Anklet DIY

SUPPLIES:

Scissors

Colored Embroidery Thread

Seashells

Charms

DIRECTIONS:

This is perhaps the easiest DIY anklet that you can make. It involves no braiding or looping and is perfect for those who do not have the patience to be braiding stuff.

Measure out and cut the required length (Note: you do not need four times the length as we will not be braiding in this method). String the seashells and other embellishments as per your preference and knot on either side to keep them in place. Knot the ends onto your foot when you want to wear the anklet.

BRAIDED METHOD:

You need four strands to work with for this braided anklet. The length of the strands should be four times that of the size that you want.

Step 1

Gather the four strands, fold them in half and tie a knot at the folded end so that you end up with a loop as shown in the photo.

Step 2

Separate the strands into two equal sections (i.e. four strands each). Now start braiding using the fishtail braiding technique. If you’re not familiar with the technique, here’s a quick how-to guide. First, take the outer strand from your left section and bring it over to the right section. Then take the outer strand from the right section and bring it over to the left section. Continue doing this to create your fishtail braid.

Step 3
Once you reach the end of the rope, tie it up in a chunky knot that you can then put through the loop at the other end to secure the anklet.

Once you master this fishtail braid anklet, you can move on to some of the more complicated and intricate braids.

Braided charm and seashell ankle bracelets DIY. Loop your braids through either the hole in a charm or in the top of a cute, summery seashell to create this summery anklet.

PHOTO CREDIT :

Seashell Summer Anklet DIY

DIY LINK:

Anklet DIY

Summer is here and it's the perfect time to collect sea glass at the beach. Put those seaside treasures to use and create a beautiful sea glass wind chime. 

Coastal DIY seaglass windchime

Seaglass windchime DIY instructions

Seaglass windchime tools and supplies

Seaglass

Lay out the seaglass by color in ombre.

Driftwood branch and string

Attach the string to the driftwood branch to form a hanger, tie knots and dab a bit of glue to ensure a tight hold.

String the seaglass

String the seaglass together with the craft wire, from light to dark pieces will give you the ombre effect.

Seaglass windchime

Last step to create your ocean art is to attach the seaglass strands to the driftwood branch and viola you have made a beautiful masterpiece.

Photo credits:

Ombre seaglass wind chime by The Rubbish Revival

One of your favorite DIY's is back! The ombre sea glass wind chime DIY is a reader favorite. Summer is here and it's the perfect time to collect sea glass at the beach. Put those seaside treasures to use and create a beautiful wind chime.

The Signe rug from Ikea is far too small for its intended use. It is, however, the perfect size for so many other things, including a large beach tote. After brining home the rug in every color way, I experimented and created the easiest method to creating the perfect summer beach bag.

Coastal Rug Bag DIY

You’ll need:

an Ikea Signe rug (approx 22″ x 33″)
leather purse handles (I bought mine here)
sewing machine
heavy duty sewing machine needles
waxed cord
sewing pins
scissors

Start by ironing your rug flat with an iron on a steam setting. After the rug is dry fold the ends in about 2 inches and pin them in place.

Coastal Rug Bag DIY

After each end is folded in, sew a straight line right above the fringe. Because the rug is so thick, you’ll want to use a heavy duty, leather sewing needle.

Also, because the material is so weighty, you might want to use your hand to guide the rug underneath the machine’s foot so that the rug doesn’t misalign. Once both sides are sewn, fold the rug in half with the fringe sides facing in.

Now sew the vertical edges together. When you get to the top, over the folded section, you might want to guide your machine manually if the machine is having a hard time getting through the thickness.

Once both vertical sides are sewn, pinch the bottom corners and pin them in place.

Coastal Rug Bag DIY

Sew the corners, using the vertical lines of the rug as a guide. Repeat on the other side.

Turn the bag right side out. See how sewing that corner give you a nice tailored frame?

Coastal Rug Bag DIY

Now it’s time to reinforce the edges. I also like using the vertical lines of the rug as a guide here. Sew the edges together, with the smallest hem you can leave. Here, I’m about 1/8″ from the edge.

You can stop sewing right before you get to the fringed fold.

Add the leather handles by first threading your needle with waxed linen cord. Tie the end of the cord into a double knot and pull the needle from the bottom of the bag, through one of the pre-punched holes of the strap.

Make your first stick and bring the needle back up, skipping a stich. And then back down, completing the stitch. This is called a back stitch.

Continue doing the back stitch until you’ve sewn the entire base of the strap to the top of the bag. Repeat on the rest of the sides.

Coastal Rug Bag DIY

Create a cute summer tote with this DIY, a sewing machine and a few supplies. Kick up your coastal summer style with this great beach tote, this will be your favorite bag to carry.

DIY Credit & Link:

Ikea Signe Rug Bag

Soooooooooo beautiful!!! I love it!!!
-   4 weeks ago -
Love the beauty of seaglass,what a fantastic way to display it!!!! An love the ombre effect!!!
-   2 months ago -
LOVE THESE KITCHENS
-   2 months ago -
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