A project for beachcombers: stones collected from the shore, strung together to form a simple gate clasp.
To make your own, drill holes through beach rocks with a small rotary tool, such as a Dremel. String and secure the rocks on mid-weight hemp twine.
To learn how to drill the holes, read a tutorial at The Common Milkweed.
Above: Natural Hemp Twine; three colors for $3.75 at Amazon.
For other DIY ideas to try out this summer, go to Remodelista’s DIY section.