I love wind chimes in the garden, and have longed for a gorgeous set for a couple of years now. Problem is, not only do they cost over $150, I would just be waiting for the first unexpected wind storm to blow that “c” note right out of my yard! Wind chimes are simply any item that is light enough to blow in the wind, can be tied to a hanging implement with twine or fishing line, and makes a pleasant noise (to your ears) when they clink together! Unless you want to create tuned pipe wind chimes, that’s all the basic you need to know. We searched the web and found a handful of great DIY wind chimes from the re-purposed to the downright creative, and here they are!
If you visit your local antique mall, you will find a lot of vintage odds and ends for relatively cheap prices… skeleton keys and locks are two that would make great wind chimes. Love this re-purposed idea!
Along the same lines, Urban Threads has this tutorial on a Steampunk Wind Chime that looks really cool! Step by step instructions here.
For all you techno geeks out there, never seen this one before, but it’s cool! This is a wind chime made from old hard drives!
From Design Sponge, this pencil wind chime just might replicate a small bamboo chime…what a great gift for a teacher or a college student!
Trina is Artsy has a tutorial on making a bottle cap wind chime. Love the recycles nature of this project…
Here we have, from “Hot Glue & Sparkle”, a pretty cool Tool Wind Chime!
Lastly, we have these wind chimes made from old bike gears. (LOVE THIS!)
Ok … they are all from re-purposed materials, but ALSO downright creative. Make your own wind DIY wind chimes fro your garden! Which one would you like to make?Image Credits: Urban Threads, Style Me Pretty, Evil Mad Scientist, Design Sponge, Trina is Artsy, hotglueandsparkle, Whimsey Box