Rain chains are perfect instruments for harnessing the elements of nature in the garden, so that they can be appreciated. Using a rain chain anywhere in the garden adds a decorative element, and who doesn’t love the sight and sound of water in the garden? However, they can be expensive and hard to find. We decided to go out and find some DIY rain chain projects and tutorials for you just in time for spring rains! (Better than snow, right East Coast?) So let’s get to garden crafting!
Coveting those expensive copper rain chains? This DIY version by Reverberations of Echoes has a great step by step.
Here are two more DIY rain chains using copper tubing from ‘From House To Home‘. Wanda has a great tutorial with 2 versions of this rain chain project.
Version 2 with copper leaves added!
Birds and Blooms has this rain chain from spoons project, complete with instructions. I love the look of this, and using old flatware just makes it more interesting!
Here is a better view of the whole chain…
Burbs and the Bees made this cute pine cone diy rain chain. Unfortunately it looks like that blog no longer exists, one of the suggestions there was to smear on peanut butter and use as a bird feeder!
Dollar Store crafts made this very cool wire and stone rain chain, and they have a complete tutorial with lots of photos for you.
I’m Going to Texas made this fork and spoon rain chain… just by bending the fork tines and the spoon handles. Love this!
Here’s an overall view of this gorgeous DIY rain chain.
Another rain chain made with repurposed funnels and measuring cups etc…
Mother Earth Living has a similar project, for a funnel rain chain, with instructions!
DIY Maven at Curbly provided us with the how-to’s for this bucket rain chain project! She did this in under an hour!
From Design Sponge, this DIY ombre rain chain made from small pots is such a great and budget friendly project. Check out the instructions and have a go at it!
Lastly, we just HAD too include this photo from Houzz. Gorgeous!
Which one of these DIY Rain Chains would you love in your garden? Share your thoughts in our comments section!
If you liked this post, you might be interested in our post on DIY garden projects with rocks!Image Credits: Reverberations of Echoes, From House To Home, Birds and Blooms, Burbs and Bees, Dollar Store Crafts, I'm Going To Texas, Flickr, Mother Earth Living, Curbly, Design Sponge, Houzz