10 Diy Wind Chimes – A Relaxing Yard
Do you want a special set of wind chimes to give your garden, patio, balcony, or deck some personality? You’re in luck! You don’t have to go to an expensive home store to find what you want. Instead, take a look around your house, including the kitchen, garage, shed, and even the backyard. There are many things you can use to make DIY wind chimes that look nice and sound nice. Choose pieces that sound good when they hit each other when you’re looking for the right ones. Heavy things will take longer to hit each other unless you put the chimes in a place with a lot of wind. In the same windy place, fragile things made of glass or china could break. If there isn’t enough wind where you want to hang your chimes, hang one wide, flat piece lower than the others. It will catch the wind and start the music! Here are 12 different wind chimes that you can make yourself.
Flowerpot Wind Chimes
All you need to make a fun DIY wind chime to match your outdoor decor is a simple terra-cotta flowerpot, some fishing line, floral wire, a washer, acrylic paint, and flat pieces of glass shell. Otherwise, drill and string anything that may be used in place of the glass.
Photo by House of Joyful Noise
Wind Chimes With Keys
“Simple Darrling” has another bright idea for a wind chime. This is a simple DIY wind chime guide for their key. I love how they use bright colors and simple, repurposed materials. You could also choose a less bright color scheme. This would be a fun wind chime for kids to make together.
Photo by Simple Darrling
Bottle Top Wind Chimes
Save the tops of your plastic bottles to make wind chimes yourself. The brightly colored bottle caps from soft drinks and water bottles work well. This easy, fun project is great for kids to do together. Just string together some bottle caps and tie them to a branch.
Photo by Craft by Amanda
Wind Chimes With Spray Paint
This DIY wind chime was designed by ‘Crafty Morning‘ using spray paint, metal washers, craft beads, and twine as a foundation. Make sure you spray paint in an open area with good air flow. This is another project where you can decide how it will look. Lots of colors, or just one or two? Sunset colors, or water colors? Depends on you!
Photo by Craft Morning
Shell Wind Chimes
Do you still have a bunch of shells from your last trip to the beach? Maybe you can turn them into a set of DIY beach wind chimes? In this example, different kinds of shells are used to make a unique wind chime that will make you think of your beach vacation every time you hear its tune.
Photo by Heart and Vine
Wind Chimes With Pencil and Rulers
Do you have too many pencils in your desk drawers now that you use your phone and tablet to take notes? Put them on a wooden ruler after you cut them to different lengths. Now you have a lovely wind chime that you can really brag about.
Photo by Lifestyle All Women Talk
Sea Glass Wind Chimes
‘The Crafty Blogstalker‘ is the place to go to learn how to make a traditional DIY sea glass wind chime. There is a video and step-by-step instructions, as well as a downloadable template, to assist you in placing your wind chimes correctly. You can buy sea glass online at places like Save-On-Crafts.com and Etsy. Make sure you buy the glue they suggest… It’s the best thing you can make and will make sure your chimes last.
Photo by Ana White
Twigs Wind Chimes
This wind chime is probably the cheapest and easiest thing you can make. Get some long, flexible sticks that you can bend into a circle to make your base. Pick up some larger, more substantial sticks (such as twigs or tiny bits of hardwood) and string them together. Hang these lengths from your circle of twigs, and there you have it.
Photo by Happy Hooligans
Wind Chimes With Beach Style
If you’ve ever wondered how to turn your treasured sea glass into a wind chime, “The Travellers Collective” has the answer! Driftwood or seashells might also be added to your chime. Consider the rules of the beach you’re visiting before you begin to gather.
Photo by The Traveller Collective
Copper Wind Chimes
“The Navage Patch’s” copper wind chime is our new favorite thing.This looks like something you could buy, but it isn’t. It is made of copper tubing, bamboo, and beads. They have a full tutorial with step-by-step photos and a list of the materials you will need. Once you make your first one, I bet a lot of your friends and family will get really great garden gifts from now on…:)
With these ideas on making wind chimes, you should now be able to design your relaxing yard.If you enjoyed this post and want to look up more home garden ideas, check out my blog Garden Design topic here!
Photo by The Navage Patch