Rain chains are perfect instruments for harnessing the elements of nature in the garden, so that they can be appreciated. Using DIY rain chains 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 ideas 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 rain chain version by ‘Reverberations of Echoes‘ has a great step by step tutorial.
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 DIY 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 idea… 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 DIY 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 ombre DIY 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!