How to Make Your Own Wind Chimes – 15 Amazing Ideas

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.

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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.

Simple Wind Chimes Design Ideas

Seashore wind chimes.

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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 wind 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 site}.

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}.


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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}.


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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 site}.


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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}.


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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}.