Save your juice lids from concentrated juice cans and make these cool recycled wind chimes. This page shows you how to make juice can lid wind chimes.
There are many items around the house that you can use to make wind chimes, from old garden tools to silverware. Get ideas for how to make recycled garden wind chimes in this guide.
This windchime is made from a thriftstore brass teapot and plate. To that add beads or whatever else you wish to complete the Moroccan inspired chime. This is a guide about recycled Moroccan windchime.
Most recycling facilities don't accept plastic caps. This recycled craft finds a way to reuse them by making wind clackers.
You can make a pretty, unique wind chime with leftover craft beads and odd pieces of jewelry. This is a guide about make a wind chime with old beads and jewelry.
Vary up the finished wind chime by using different shaped and colored glass bottles to make several of these lovely chimes. This is a guide about how to make glass bottle wind chimes.
This is a guide about key wind chime. Many people enjoy the soothing sounds of wind chimes. You can make your own using old keys.
This guide is about clay pot wind chimes. Making your own wind crimes can add thrifty, beautiful sounds to your yard and garden.
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By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO
Tonight I snapped another pic of the broken screen door guard outside on my deck holding a beaded candle holder.
It doesn't take a big piece as you can see. It is slipped in behind a shutter. If anyone finds other ways to use this item - please post it!
I turned my buckets upside down to keep water drained out and love the look, but you could easily keep them upright and follow the same directions and even fill the bucket with soil and flowers planted in it to hang over and look beautiful too.
Approximate Time: 1 hour or less (drying time of painted design if desired)
Note: If you use your buckets in the upright way filled with soil and plants keep in mind they will be heavier when hanging. I used heavy gauge plastic coated wire to hang the chimes high up in to the tree top and just tied it off and around a smaller tree so I could easily take them down if needed. The chimes themselves are about 6 foot tall so I wanted a large tree to hang them in. I painted a cabbage roses and hummingbird theme on each of the buckets and wooden spinner.
By Julie from TN
Hi just a suggestion if you would like to protect your black string, fishing line or what ever sort of string you use! use some wax from your candles when they melt then when the wax has cooled dip a finger and thumb and wipe it along your string to protect it from the wet. It is like a protection from weather or use surfboard sort of wax and rub the wax along your strings it will make the strings you use like there water proof. Another is just a plan crayon and rub it along the string either way it should help, hope you like or enjoy my suggestion for you or those who are making this project, lovely work though.
Tips and ideas for making your own wind chimes. Post your ideas.
We made a circle of beads with wire and hooked them together.
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I need to find the plastic inside that goes in the metal pipes that the cord go into. Do you know were I can get them?
Straws or conduits from the home supply store :)
Go to a craft store like Michael's.
Where do you all find nifty centerpieces for your homemade wind chimes? I am so not creative, so beyond gluing a couple flat sticks together or old CDs drilled around the edge, I have no idea where to find these things. Thanks for any help!
I was making wind chimes a year or so ago. I used empty tin small boxes that candy came in such as certs and different kinds of mints. I also used Fishing Anchors or weights . So many things you can think of to use.
I live next to Ocean, so I always a breeze. I'm not that creative about certain things either but I have seen so many great ones. Hey Cd's aren't bad you can spatter paint them cut in different angles etc. so don't be afraid to use your imagination. I saw one I want to do and its perfect time of the year for it; old, broken or on sale; yard decorations. I like the butterfly ones in the center. But there are the ones that look like flowers and birds. Many ones in different sizes, colors, etc. I thought of sea shells because they are close so I'm starting there, maybe I'll post a picture.Good luck, you'll do fine!
CDs in colorful onion bag sleeves last many years. I found that drilled CDs shatter in the first good storm.
Different lengths and thicknesses of wooden dowels make a fairly pleasant sound in the wind. You can stain them, but don't paint them. Paint ruins the sound. Have fun!
I located instructions on how to make a tin man out of cans. How would I go about making a tin man wind chime?
I'm making a handmade wind chime, but instead of hanging any object I'm hanging photos. Can you please suggest to me how to give sound with photos and what should I use to hang those photos? Please reply asap, I have to complete it by tomorrow.