I have some really small flower pots that I would like to make a wind chime out of. Does anyone know how? Thank you.
Sandy from Mountainview
To start with, gather materials needed;
monofilament line (fishing line-about 10lb test) or garden twine
graduated sizes of buttons, or metal washers
graduated sizes of terra cotta pots
craft paint, beads etc., for decorating (optional)
Measure the height of each of the pots, use a pencil to mark the height inside each pot. This measurement will determine where to tie the buttons onto the line.
Button sizes should fit inside the pots but cannot go thru the hole in the bottom of the pots. The holes in the bottom of the pots will probably be a little larger in the larger pots than the smallest ones, so select your buttons sizes accordingly.
Start with about a 4 foot length of line, tie a button to one end of the line SECURELY. Then feed the line thru the hole in the bottom of the smallest pot so that the button is INSIDE the pot. The button should be big enough not to go thru the hole in the bottom of the pot.
Using another button big enough not to fit thru the hole in the next size pot, check the measurement inside the pot and tie the button onto the cord that measurement minus 1/2 of an inch. (for example; if the next pot is 2" tall, tie the button onto the line one and 1/2" from the bottom of the first pot you put on the line.) Then feed the line thru the bottom of the pot so that the button is inside the pot. Now hold the line up by the loose end. The second pot you put on should overhang the smallest pot about a half an inch.
Using the next size pot, repeat the steps above until all of the pots are on the line, with the buttons holding them in their place on the line, each overhanging the pot below it by about a half inch.
After the last pot is tied onto the line, and all the pots overlap the one below it, you can string beads onto the remaining line, then run the end of the line back thru the bottom hole of the last pot and tie the end of the line onto the button. This will make a decorative loop to hang up your new wind chimes.
Hope you enjoy the music.
Pat T. of Nevada
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