How to make a windchime at home?

Add some wind chimes to your backyard or garden and bring some soothing sounds into your natural environment. Here we’ll show you ways to make your own.

Imagine you’re sitting outside in your favorite chair or hammock, enjoying the bright summer sun and the soft ambient sounds of the surrounding neighborhood. A gentle breeze sweeps over you, rustling your hair, accompanied by the soft tinkle of a chime.

Sounds nice, right? Wind chimes come in hundreds of varieties, differing in size, sound, material, and style.

You can find wind chimes at a ton of different stores, and you’ll choose from metal and glass, small and long, and other different features. You’ll also end up spending a lot of money on one.

We’ve rounded up a wide variety of easy wind chime projects that you can do at home with your kids. Most of these projects can be assembled within an afternoon and enjoyed for years to come.

So whether you prefer a metal, glass, or ceramic wind chime, we’re sure you’ll find a project in this collection that you’ll just love!

So let’s get inspired!

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1. How to Make a Wind Chime

This adorable, simple wind chime is made from glazed clay pendants and a piece of driftwood. You could also choose to use shells for this project, for a more beach-style chime. This is a smaller chime that is perfect for anywhere in your garden, around your patio, or on your front porch. Make your own clay pendants and glaze them to get the exact colors and patterns you desire. Find the tutorial here!

2. Shabby Chic Chandelier/Wind Chime

Faux pearl strands, twine, and a variety of antique keys make an incredible rustic, yet elegant wind chime. This chime will probably be much quieter than other projects, but will sway in the breeze just beautifully. Use an embroidery hoop to create the top of the chime. This is an incredibly easy project that shouldn’t take you more than a few hours! Find the tutorial here!

3. Tutorial: Summer Time Chime

This project calls for a bit of twine, a sturdy stick, and several stakes of bamboo. You’ll cut the bamboo to your liking, and then paint them before hanging them from the branch you found. This chime will make a delicate sound as it swings in the breeze. This is a great project for kids, but you’ll need to be around to use the saw! Find the tutorial here!

4. Terracotta Flower Pot Wind Chime

A simple chime made from several cheap terra cotta pots you can find at a dollar store, along with a couple of spoons. Paint the terra cotta pots to your liking, then attach the pots to a sturdy rope with the spoons dangling from the bottom. An easy taste you can do in an hour or two! For extra style, add ceramic or wooden beads to the rope strand. Find the tutorial here!

5. DIY Whisk and Spoons Wind Chime

This adorable shabby-chic wind chime makes use of a few battered antique spoons, and old whisk, and some wire. The materials to make this cute kitchen wind chime are all readily available at any flea market or antique shop. Hang this near your kitchen window to hear a soft tinkle of chimes when the wind blows.

6. Mason Jar Chimes

Mason jar crafts are incredibly popular, and for good reason. This chime utilizes old pieces of costume jewelry and a mason jar cut in half. This project is a little more difficult and time consuming, as you’ll need to cut and sand the edge of the mason jar in addition to adding small holes to hang your chimes from. Find the tutorial here!

7. Wine Bottle Wind Chime

We really like our wine, so if you’re anything like us, you probably already have a few empty wine bottles around the house. This chime attaches a chain to either side of the corks, then suspends the bottles inside of each other with a small glass leaf at the end. When the wind rustles this chime, you’ll hear the glass edges clink together. Find the tutorial here!

8. Colorful Wind Chimes

The top of this adorable wind chime is made from a decorative ceramic planter, while the chimes are thin glass shells suspended from fishing line. This soothing outdoor chime only costs about $20 to make, and it’s so pretty! The sun shines through the colored shells and creates a rainbow. Find the tutorial here!

9. Copper Wind Chimes

This simple chime made with copper tubes looks very similar to a wind chime that you can buy in the store. This project is a little trickier, and takes a bit more time and skill, but is worth it! The sound a copper wind chime makes is just gorgeous, not to mention soothing! Find the tutorial here!

10. Sea Glass DIY Wind Chimes

Wrap wire around pieces of sea glass to create this charming, colorful wind chime. Each strand is attached to one of the two circles at the top of the chime. Light will pass through each piece of sea glass, creating a mosaic shadow on your patio or lawn. Just beautiful, and simple to create! Find the tutorial here!

11. Bottle Cap Wind Chime

For a more rustic or industrial style, use old, discarded bottle caps to create this all metal wind chime. For the top, use an old gear. Vary the lengths of the strands to create a slightly different look, or make multiple chimes and hang them in a descending line.

12. Glass Mosaic Wind Chime

Much like the sea glass chime, this wind chime features colored glass. However, instead of shards, each piece is a perfect cube. The strands go through each cube and are tied to a branch to create the chime. This is an incredibly easy project, since you don’t have to create a support for the chime. Simply tie each strand to a tree branch! Find the tutorial here!

13. DIY Key Windchime

If you’re anything like us, you probably have old keys lying around, and no idea where they came from or what they go to. In this case, you can create a delicate all-metal wind chime from a few small chains, the old keys, and a metal hoop. Vary the lengths of the strands or add more keys to find the right amount of sound. Find the tutorial here!

14. Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make

This wind chime is kid-friendly, and it’s a summertime project they’ll love to do. This project uses old cans and other pieces of metal to make the chimes, which are held together with yarn and washers. Paint the chimes in bright primary colors, and add glitter to make them sparkle! This would be a great project at a birthday party. Find the tutorial here!

15. Vintage Teapot DIY Wind Chimes

This teensy, delicate wind chime repurposes an old teapot or another piece of the tea set and hangs vintage silver spoons from it with bead chains. This is a smaller option that will look great hanging from a branch, from your porch, or even near a window indoors! We recommend looking for materials for this project at an antique store or flea market! Find the tutorial here!

This concludes or gallery of DIY Wind Chimes! Hope you liked it and were inspired. If you’re interested in purchasing a new wind chime, check out our guide on best wind chimes!

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Hey! Do you enjoy being outdoors? Or simply sitting on your front porch, visiting with your neighbors? We have a great DIY project for you: making homemade wind chimes.

One of the best things about DIY wind chimes is that you will receive many compliments. Everyone who comes to your home will notice the beautiful sound they make and also just how pretty they are. You can create DIY windchimes from lots of different materials including beads, vintage silverware, ceramics and other found items too.

Wind chimes make a terrific housewarming gift. So if a new neighbor has just moved in or a friend has bought a house, this is the perfect DIY to give them something special. You can easily customize it, by adding their family name and house number on it too. Happy DIY-ing!

How to Make Terra Cotta Wind Chimes

Aren’t these charming? Fun to make for your garden.

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Unique Blue Crystal and glass beaded wind chime on Manzanita Wood

Isn’t this stunning? Bright shiny beads and wood.

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Wind Tintinnabulator

Want beautiful sounding wind chimes? Try DIY-ing these.

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Recycled Crafts for Kids DIY Key Wind Chime

Want to make a wind chime with your kids? Try this eco-friendly one.

From InnerChildFun

Fairy Garden Wind chimes

These wind chimes are very sweet. Will they attract fairies?

From Instructables

How to Make a Strainer Planter Wind Chime

Got a strainer? Now its a wind chime.

From ThriftyRebelVintage

Chagrin River Ceramic Wind Chime

Isn’t this charming? A natural style wind chime.

From Etsy.com by BuckeyeBeachGlass

Seashore Windchimes

Love the ocean? Make sea inspired windchimes.

from Poindextr

Stained Glass Wind Chime

Want a shiny wind chime? Look at this one made from stained glass.

From WindyTreasures

Door Mount Chime

Isn’t this sweet? Made from vintage silverware.

From TheNewHomestead

How to Make Pressed Penny Wind Chimes

Wow, what great wind chimes. This looks like a fun DIY project.

From Instructables

Copper Butterfly Wind Chimes

Isn’t this charming? A butterfly wind chime.

From Etsy.com by HandmadeWishesTx

Jade Green Wind Chime

Like contemporary styles? Here’s a fun wind chime.

From Etsy.com by Littlepigpottery

Food for My Soul Stamped Silverware Wind Chime

Isn’t this beautiful? Inspirational sayings on a silverware wind chime.

From ImpressArt

Multi Colored Beaded Wind Chime

Isn’t this charming? Such a pretty wind chime.

From Etsy.com by ThePlumPumpkin

Agate Wind Chimes

Love gemstones? Try this beautiful windchime.

From Etsy.com by RockParadise

Standard Flatware Chime

How pretty! This windchime is made from silverware.

From TheNewHomestead

Wind Chime Copper vintage teapot

Love teapots? Look at this copper windchime.

From Etsy.com by PinesNTHINGS

Garden Plate Flower Wind Chime

Aren’t these sweet? Made with a cute garden plate.

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From ThriftyRebelVintage

Beaded wind chime

Isn’t this pretty? Look at the lovely beads.

From Etsy.com by BeadedDaughters

DIY Silverware Wind Chimes

How charming? Here’s a way to create a fun wind chime.

From OneSheTwoShe

Spiral Wind Chime

Isn’t this pretty? Its a spiral!

From Etsy.com by NatureTray

Sugar Bowl Chime

Very classic type of windchime. Its also very sweet, just like any sugar in a bowl.

From TheNewHomestead

Glass Bead Wind Chime

So colorful! Love the glass beads.

From Etsy.com by RamonasPrettyThings

Steampunk Wind Chime

Like Steampunk things? Try this fun wind chime.

From UrbanThreads

Rainbow Beaded Wind Chimes

So bright and colorful. Love this wind chime.

From Etsy.com by kimsbling

How to Make a Sugar Bowl Wind Chime

Have extra silver around? Make a wind chime!

From ThriftyRebelVintage

Florida Fun “Fun in the Sun”

Here’s a lovely wind chime. Perfect if you love Florida.

From Etsy.com by CCodysCreations

Creamer Chime

Love old silver? Here’s a great windchime.

From TheNewHomestead

Repurposed Silverware Wind Chime

Have extra silverware? Make it into a windchime.

From PGEveryday

HOW TO MAKE WIND CHIMES FROM VINTAGE SILVERWARE

Have vintage silverware? Make great windchimes out of them.

From SongBirdBlog

Antique Silverpot Windchime

Love teapots? Look at this windchime.

From TheNewHomestead

Cheap DIY Wind Chimes Made With A Ball Jar Ring

Want a unique, fun wind chime? Try this one!

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Tin Can Wind Chimes

Here are fun wind chimes to make with kids. Very eco-friendly.

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Ceramic Skull Wind Chime

Like skulls or sugar skulls? Here’s a wind chime for you.

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Dream Catcher Windchime

Like dream catchers? This windchime is silver but just like a dream catcher too.

From TheNewHomestead

Bird Wind Chime

How lovely! This wind chime has a bird.

From Etsy.com by IgniteCreativeStudio

Make Your Own Bamboo Wind Chimes

Does bamboo grow in your yard? Make wind chimes from it.

From HGTV

Ceramic Stoneware Wind Chime

Like ceramic items? Look at this pretty wind chime.

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DIY Wind Chimes Make Garden Music

Love wind chimes? Try these musical ones.

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I love wind chimes. They are a peaceful way to remind us of all the forces in nature that we can’t see. Wind and water are the two most calming elements in the garden. You can use both to create DIY backyard projects to add relaxation to your backyard. Make your own DIY wind chimes! Then hang them on your porch or patio, in a tree, or from a fence to add that little tinkle of happy sounds all through your garden space! So, you ready to get crafty? Let’s learn how to make wind chimes!

Our first project is from ‘Inner Child Giving‘. This is a simple tutorial for their key DIY wind chime. I love the bright colors they use, and also the simple and repurposed materials. You could choose a more subtle color scheme as well.

This hardware store hanging DIY wind chime from ‘Instructables‘ is an inexpensive project. Made from copper tubing and the little copper bells meant for fishing, this is a pretty clever use of materials.

From ‘Martha‘, this short, easy tutorial shows you how to make simple seashell DIY wind chimes, perfect for an after vacation project with the kids!

A more extensive tutorial on how to make seashell wind chimes, by ‘Kleas‘. Step by step photos are easy to follow. They use embroidery floss instead of string, which I like because it ties easier. I think I would go for less color, but you can make it your own!

This flower pot outdoor wind chime by ‘Lowes‘ is so cute, and super easy. Made with nothing but clothesline, flower pots, and a key! Paint it like they did, or leave it natural. Because remember, it’s your wind chime project, so make it your personality too.

Create these colorful DIY wind chimes with the tutorial by ‘My Home My Style‘. A flower pot and pretty shells, I can just hear the delicate sound this chime would make!

From ‘Michelle Made Me‘, this unique wind chime is simply bamboo stakes and pretty painting. I love how bamboo sounds striking in the wind. Since this project is also so artsy, you will be proud to show it off closer to a patio or sitting area.

‘Free People‘ has another take on how to make wind chimes from bamboo. They have directions on making a more natural version, and I love these ones using feathers as well. Lots of step by step photos.

This bottle cap wind chime is from Krafty Katreena’s Etsy shop, and totally worth the buy. You could try making this yourself using a sink strainer top with an eye bolt, and jewelry findings (called jump rings) to string the bottle caps together.

Another inspirational idea, this bottle cap DIY wind chime is from, ‘From the Alley to the Gallery‘.

More inspiration, from ‘Home Sweet Homemade‘. This sea pebble wind chime DIY has such beautiful colors, and I think just listening to it would remind me of the beach!

Another one from “Home Sweet Homemade‘, this driftwood wind chime is beautiful. Another example of unique wind chimes!

Our last DIY project is from ‘Maker Mama‘, and it’s easy enough to make with the kids. These recycled DIY wind chimes use tin juice caps and wire hangars! Enjoy your wind chime crafts!

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8 Homemade Wind Chimes and garden ornaments for kids to make and give.

Here in my daycare, we love decorating the yard with homemade wind chimes, whirligigs and garden ornaments. We make at least one whimsical outdoor ornament every year. Sometimes, we hang hang them in our outdoor backyard play space, and other times, the children take them home and give them to their parents for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Today I’m sharing 8 of my favourite homemade wind chimes for kids to make. As always, our creations are easy and inexpensive because we make them with recyclables or items from nature, or things we already have around the house. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you and your kids to add a splash of colour and whimsy to your backyard this spring.

Click on the images or the links below to see the details for each project.

8 Homemade Wind Chimes for Kids to Make

This coffee can wind chime makes a great gift for a parent or grandparent who loves coffee and music.

We had so much fun making this recycled wind chime out of a plastic bottle and a handful of crafting odds and ends. It’s been hanging in our backyard for a year, and it still looks gorgeous.

These rainbow wind chimes are my all-time favourite homemade wind chimes. They hung from a branch in our tree for 3 years before we finally retired them.

A recycled Pringles windsock looks lovely blowing in the breeze. You’ll love how easy it was to attach the ribbons!

Don’t you love a simple craft that’s totally gorgeous? That’s the case with our Summer Stars. This is such an easy way to add some charm to a corner of a deck or patio.

Make a charming, natural wind chime by stringing pinecones from a branch.

Turn a couple of water bottles into a whirligig that bounces and spins in the wind.

And lastly, add a festive touch to your deck or patio for the 4th of July with our simple twig ornament.

If you liked our wind chime ideas, you might also like:

21 Outdoor Ornaments to make with your Kids

Flower Drop Garden Ornaments

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Want to know how to make personalized DIY wind chimes? Whether you’re looking for a cool craft project or a DIY wind chime for home decor, these homemade wind chime ideas will point you in the right direction. You can learn how to make a wind chime with keys or DIY wind chimes with seashells with these DIY inspirations. Check out these lovely and creative ideas, collect your supplies for making wind chimes, and let’s get crafting!

DIY Wind Chimes that Will Put a Smile on Your Face!

1. Seashore Wind Chime

This would be the perfect craft project for summer. Go beachcombing and collect seashells, sea glass, and pebbles to make this sea-inspired homemade wind chime. Tie them to a small piece of driftwood and it’s a sea lover’s wind chime through and through.

2. Summer Time Chime

Go nuts making your colorful design for this easy bamboo wind chime. You’ll love how it looks and sounds.

3. DIY Skeleton Key Wind Chimes

Got some skeleton keys lying around? Here’s how you can make this easy DIY wind chimes with keys in minutes.

4. Ice Cream Spoon Chime

Grab some ice cream spoons, bells, and feathers and let’s begin working. This should be a fun DIY wind chime craft you can do with your kids!

5. DIY Silver Goblet Wind Chimes

Okay, so it may be a bit expensive if you use real silver. Any metal goblet from a thrift store will do to make this DIY goblet wind chime.

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6. DIY Ombre Wind Chimes

Have you ever thought of painting your pots ombre-style? Well here’s your chance to do it with this DIY ombre wind chime.

7. DIY Star Wars Wind Chimes

Don’t be ashamed to say you’re a Star Wars nerd. Here’s a DIY wind chime inspired by Jabba’s Place in Return of the Jedi.

8. Candy Hearts Wind Chime

It’s not really candy but it sure looks sweet. If you want to learn how to make deep tone wind chimes in particular, this is it!

9. Japanese-Inspired Wind Chime

Add a little Japanese accent to your home with this cool homemade wind chime. If you’re into Zen, then this DIY wind chime is right up your alley.

10. Fall Wind Chimes

Craft projects know for no season. Let the kids get messy making this easy kids craft project any time of the year.

11. Ceramic + Copper Wind Chimes

Some of the classic wind chimes were made from copper for their high-pitched chime. Make a DIY classic wind chime with a ceramic cup and copper tubes.

12. Key and Crystal Wind Chime

This is why we DIY-ers never throw reusable stuff away. A broken necklace, accessories, embellishments, or an old chandelier can turn into this DIY whimsical wind chime.

13. Plastic Egg Wind Chimes

Still have some plastic eggs left over from your last Easter egg hunt? Here’s a great way to repurpose them–a homemade wind chime made out of plastic Easter eggs.

14. DIY Spindle Wind Chimes

Turn old spindles into a charming wind chime. If you’re into shabby chic decor, this DIY wind chime is perfect for you!

15. Recycled Wind Chime Tutorial

Don’t you just love upcycling? This super easy DIY wind chime only calls for three materials and you’re good as done. Let your little DIY-er make her first DIY wind chime for her playhouse using this guide.

16. Modern Wind Chime

Want to complement the modern design of your home? This DIY wind chime that is a piece of art in itself will be perfect.

17. Drift Wood Wind Chime

Here’s a craft project that will bring you a little closer to nature. To ordinary eyes, it doesn’t look much, but a DIY-er will see the beauty behind putting this rustic DIY wind chime together.

18. Rainbow Wind Chimes

The amazing things DIY-ers can do to simple everyday stuff like twigs is just wonderful. Complete the colors of the rainbow with this easy craft project.

19. Paint Stick Wind Chimes

Make this DIY wind chime your next paint stick craft project.

20. Bottle Cap Wind Chimes

Don’t throw those bottle caps away just yet. See how you can turn them into a cool and playful wind chime.

21. Tin Can Wind Chime

Here’s another homemade wind chime project that kids can make. This will be perfect for their tree house or their play area.

22. Wine Bottle Wind Chime

Here’s a great way to put those empty wine bottles to good use. Flawlessly and safely cutting the bottles seem a bit tricky but follow the full step-by-step tutorial here and it will be easy-peasy.

23. DIY Sea Glass Wind Chime

If you’re not into beachcombing, try it once and you might just hooked. Plus, the beach is a real DIY-er’s treasure trove. You can also make this wind chime with sea glass without using any power tools.

24. Silverware Wind Chime

Create an awesome vintage wind chime from old silverware. You will need a bit of a lesson in knot-tying if you haven’t had any, to successfully pull this off.

You can also check out this related DIY wind chime tutorial: DIY Wind Chimes | A Dazzling Silverware Wind Chime Tutorial

25. Homemade Nature Suncatcher Wind Chimes

Love crafts with pressed flowers? Well, you’ll love this one. Make a DIY wind chime from pressed flowers and mason jar lids. The kids will enjoy this DIY craft/nature lesson.

26. Pencil Chimes

Want something adorable? Try making this easy DIY wind chime using pencils. You can mix and match the colors or stick to a theme!

27. Upcycled Xylophone Wind Chime

The keys on a toy xylophone are just perfect for a homemade wind chime. It already has holes so you just need to hang them.

28. Melted Bead Chimes

If you can make hearts out of melted beads, you can make any shape as long as you have a mold for it. Then, you can make this adorable DIY wind chime you can give as a gift for a friend or keep for yourself.

29. How to Make a Garden Chandelier

Add some bling to your garden or porch with this cool wind chime made of an old colander, marbles, and beads. You need to bore holes on the round trinkets. You only need to learn this wiring technique to wrap them securely and nicely.

30. Hardware Store Hanging Wind Chime

If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can try to make this low-cost hardware store hanging wind chime this weekend.

31. Earrings to Wind Chime

Repurpose your unwanted earrings into a cool wind chime. Take those outdated huge hoop earrings and make this beautiful DIY wind chime that has pieces of your personality!

32. Seaglass and Pebbles Wind Chime

Want something colorful and cute? Make a homemade wind chime with different colored sea glass or pebbles.

Care to add more tutorial for DIY wind chimes? Then grab some newspapers and try this DIY wind chime from Love Yourself:

Now wasn’t this roundup of DIY wind chimes just lovely? Next time you see a wind chime you like, take the inspiration and make one your own, instead of buying it. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear these musical decors gracing your home and garden without spending too much money?

Which of these DIY wind chimes are you going to make? Let us know below in the comments!

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Typically, wind chimes are made from suspended tubes, rods, bells and other objects often made of wood or metal. They are hung outside our residences and they are ornaments great for porches, terraces, balconies but also for gardens. Played by the wind, they make all sorts of pleasant sounds. You can make one yourself and you don’t have to limit yourself to the usual materials. You can think outside the box and come up with something wonderful.

Seashore windchimes.

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Lots of people have seashells in their house. So why not use them to make a lovely wind chime? You’ll need a beautiful branch, some transparent thread and something to make holes into the seashells with.{found on poindextr}.

Pencil chimes.

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You can also make a wind chime out of what you have on your desk. For example, take a ruler and use it as a base and hang colorful pencils from it. These vintage pencils really make the chime beautiful.

Flowerpot Wind Chime.

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You could also use a few small clay flowerpots. Paint their rims and hang them with rope. You can also print some leaves or draw something on each pot if you want. Don’t forget to apply a coat of sealant.{found on lets-explore}.

Windchime from a children’s toy.

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Another ingenious idea would be to use an old xylophone toy. Use the colorful pieces to make a wind chime and hang them with beaded chain from a base that should also be metallic.{found on }.

Feng shui.

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You could also take a more organic approach. Use a piece of driftwood and some beautiful shells. Drill tiny holes in the driftwood and attach the shelf with bead thread.{found on poindextr}.

Seaglass pebbles.

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Seaglass pebbles can also be used for a similar project. Make tiny holes in each one and insert transparent thread. Then hang them from a piece of driftwood and add a bead at the end to secure the knot.

Musical instruments.

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Cooking utensils can be useful out of the kitchen as well if you use your creativity. For example, use a spatula, slotted spoons, a whisk, a vegetable peeler, a drink strainer and an apple slicer to make a lovely wind chime.{found on spoonful}.

Earring.

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Just take a look around and see what else you can use. For example, you could use earrings. These round and flat ones were perfect. Hang them from a circular base and make yourself a beautiful wind chime.{found on ellenscreativepassage}.

Vintage style.

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Be practical and turn junk into something beautiful. Find all sorts of old pieces you don’t need and put them together into a wind chime. It will look more interesting than you think and it will also e eye-catching.{found on rebeccasower}.

From caps.

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When you open a bottle of soda or a beer, don’t throw away the cap. When you’ll have enough you’ll be able to make a wonderful wind chime just like this one. It’s very original and unique.{found on flickr}.

Painted keys.

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If you have some spare keys or keys you no longer have a use for, take some paint, give them a makeover and hang them from a branch. You’ll get a great wind chime. Just make sure you don’t include the key to your house in there as well.{found on innerchildfun}.

Teapot.

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Here’s another nice idea. Use a teapot with lid, some beads, a chain, cord fastener, cord and jump rings and put them to good use. You’ll get a wind chime that would look good both indoors and outdoors.{found on }.

Driftwood.

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A driftwood wind chime would be a very beautiful creation and it’s nice that difficult to make either. You just need some pieces of driftwood, cotton twine, a drill and a drill bit. {found on goinghometoroost}.

Silverspoon.

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This is a silver spoon wind chime and it’s quite ingenious. The spoons are hanging from a base made from a fork. They have beads at their ends for some extra charm.{found on frecklednest}.

Garden windchime.

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This wind chime is very simple but it’s also very chic and beautiful. It’s made from a dried branch or driftwood, clay shapes, fishing line and beads. It would look great in a garden hanging from a tree.{found on gardentherapy}.

Metal cans.

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If you have some empty metal cans around the house those can be useful too for a wind chime. Just paint them each a different color, make a tiny hole on their bottom and hang them with rope or thread. Use a crochet hoop or any other circular piece as a base.{found on designdazzle}.

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Ring in the spring with these fun wind chime crafts!

Kids will love creating music with nature with these 25 Easy Breezy Wind Chime Crafts For Kids. From beautiful spinning colors, to magical wind-blown sounds, these crafts will give kids hours of fun that they can appreciate year round. Enjoy!

This bead wind chime won’t make much noise, but it sure will look beautiful swaying in the wind.

Via First Palette

Add some can lids and pretty soon this button chime will have a sound you’ll look forward to hearing every day.

Via Crafts By Amanda

Old CD’s are a great way to make spinning wind chimes that make the world a more colorful place to live!

Via Happy Hooligans

Or you can use an old coffee can to create beaded chimes that brighten the world around you.

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Here’s an easy one for the littles to make: use a paper cup and let them work on those fine motor skills.

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This fish wind chime is actually plastic Easter eggs. It looks so incredible and you’ll love showing it off in your home.

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Melted plastic beads will make sun catcher wind chimes that sparkle under the bright spring sun.

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Or show your love of nature with these melted bead heart chimes.

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Look around your home and find spare buttons, keys and whatnots to create this recycled chime!

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This one is so much fun because not only can kids make it, but it reuses spoons from their ice cream! No waste here!

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Paint keys and hang them from a stick to make a beautiful chime that’ll brighten your front porch.

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Or gather some pinecones to make chimes reminiscent of what you’d find on an old cuckoo clock.

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These painted bamboo sticks sound so incredible when they clink in the wind. Each of your children can paint a different stick and create family art you’ll cherish for years to come.

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How about recycling some of those old lids into a colorful chime your kids will be proud of.

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These cans will sound magical once the wind kicks up. And working on this can chime will teach your kids about upcycling.

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These sticks are all different sizes and colors, which is perfect for creating different sounds once the wind kicks in.

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Want to teach about basic chimes? Show your kids how easy they are to make from any found objects in your home!

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What a smart idea! Recycled xylophone keys are going to sound fantastic blowing in the wind.

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If you’re planning a trip to the shores, pick up some shells and make a wind chime that’ll memorialize your trip!

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These whimsical crazy creatures will put a smile on your guests faces before they ever make it to your door.

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How about hanging some old skeleton keys for a beautiful chime that looks way more complicated than it is!

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Or bring the stars out in the day with some melted bead chimes that’ll sparkle under the sunlight.

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Take some terra cotta planters and create a chime that’ll make music all day long.

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Let the kids paint their own cans and lids for this splatter wind chime.

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Washers will look gorgeous hanging on a wind chime and not only will they brighten your yard, they’ll sound great, too!

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This easy DIY Beaded Wind Chime will make a cute addition to your garden! A super simple dollar store DIY to add to your easy kids craft list! Summer is always right around the corner, plan this for a stay home day.

Easy Kids Craft / Dollar Store DIY !

Summer isn’t just for frozen treats and BBQ’s. At our house summer means finding ways to keep the kiddos busy, other than swimming! To avoid crazy fits of boredom rage, I plan fun crafts and projects. I like to keep the creations they make, but I can only store so many paper plate crafts. So we focus on making things that can be used as decoration or serve a purpose, like this DIY Beaded Wind Chime

Wind Chimes

Wind chimes are typically made with bright, beautiful beads, crystals or plastics. When the wind blows they make such a pretty sound.

Super easy kids crafts

Making the beaded wind chime:

Take caution with beads if crafting with children under 3

Gather together the following materials:

  • 6 jumbo craft sticks in rainbow colors
  • Tacky or Hot glue
  • Jewelry wire or fishing line
  • Crimp beads (found near the beads in any big box or craft store)
  • Plastic or crystal beads
  • 6 large beads
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry pliers or regular pliers

What to do:

  1. Start by gluing the craft sticks into 2 triangles. Place on top of each other to form a star shape and glue.
  2. Cut 4 20″ pieces of jewelry wire.
  3. Slide a crimp bead onto the end of one piece of jewelry wire, crimp to close. Start stringing beads in desired pattern, half way up the strand stop and add a large bead, crimp bead and close.
  4. NOTE* Start and end with a large bead on each strand. The large beads hanging on the bottom will bang together making a sound and the other large beads will hold the star up.
  5. Continue stringing 2 more strands this way.
  6. String the 4th strand completely leaving only about 4 inches at the end.
  7. Thread the 3 strands, 1 through each hole on the star, see picture for reference.

DIY Beaded Wind Chime

To Finish

Put the 4th strand up through the middle and gather all 4 strand ends together. The star will sit on the big beads, adjust the strands until it is hanging evenly.

Slip all 4 strand ends through a bead, add a crimp bead and close to finish. Hang and enjoy!

Like this craft? Try making our DIY Oriole Bird Feeder!

Attracts pretty songbirds like Orioles and Goldfinches.

More Dollar Store DIY tutorials here at The Budget Decorator

Easy Garden Chimes For Kids – Tips For Creating Wind Chimes For Gardens

Few things are as relaxing as listening to garden wind chimes on a soft summer evening. The Chinese knew about the restorative qualities of wind chimes thousands of years ago; they even included directions for installing wind chimes in Feng Shui books.

Making a set of homemade wind chimes doesn’t have to be an elaborate project. You can create a unique and personalized wind chime with your school children as a home decoration or as gifts for friends and family. Learn how to make wind chimes with your kids for a fun summer project.

Easy Garden Chimes for Kids

Creating wind chimes for gardens doesn’t have to be a complex project. It can be as simple as you like it to be. You can find most of the materials in your home or at a local craft store or thrift shop. When it comes to making easy garden chimes for kids, fun is more important than elegant.

Use these directions as a beginning idea for your garden wind chimes and then let your imagination flow. Add decorations or change up the materials to suit your kids or their interests.

Flower Pot Wind Chime

Poke four holes around the edge of a plastic flower pot saucer, plus one hole in the center. This will be the holder for the chimes.

Cut five strands of colorful twine or string about 18 inches long. Tie a large bead at the end of each string, then thread the strings through the holes in the bottom of 1-inch terra cotta flower pots.

Thread the strings through the holes in the holder and keep them in place by attaching large beads or buttons.

Seashell Wind Chime

Collect seashells with holes in them or go to a craft store for a collection of shells that come pre-drilled.

Show your kids how to thread string through the holes in the shells, making a knot after each shell to keep them in place along the strings. Make five or six strings full of shells.

Tie two sticks into an X shape, then tie the strings to the X and hang it where the breeze will catch it.

Personalized Wind Chime

Gather a collection of unusual metal objects such as old keys, game pieces, small kitchen objects or bangle bracelets. Allow your kids to pick out the objects, and the more unusual the better.

Tie the collection onto a set of strings and hang them from a stick, or two craft sticks tied into an X.

Once you’ve completed your homemade wind chimes, hang them in the garden where both you and your children can enjoy their soft, musical notes.

20 Marvelous DIY Wind Chimes

Hey, spring is already here and seems like summer is well underway! Both of these seasons are the best for enjoying the outdoors. You can go camping, have a picnic in the park or simply go for a walk. But you can’t always leave your home. Well, if you have a backyard or a garden, you should make sure that is ready to welcome the beautiful spring weather so that you can enjoy its full potential.
On our site, there are plenty of collections that can give you a lot of ideas about things that you can do to improve you garden. But most of these require a lot of work and probably a lot of resources so they are not ideal if your garden is pretty much good to go or if you are not ready for such a project. Luckily, we’ve got something that won’t take too much of your time and will be very easy to create yet it will add a beautiful touch to your garden.

Welcome to a collection of DIY ideas in which we want to present you 20 Marvelous DIY Wind Chimes. When I said something quick and easy to be made, this is exactly what I had in mind. If you follow the ideas that you are going to be able to see below, you won’t need to spend a lot of time and don’t worry about materials because they are all around you, and they are free. All you need is a little bit of creativity and good spirit in order to make yourself a charming wind chime that can create a relaxing atmosphere in your garden or even inside your home if you decide to place it next to a window or a door. Enjoy!

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