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 you need to know to learn how to make wind chimes. 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!
First we have these easy ceramic and copper DIY wind chimes from Poppy Talk. If you can use a drill, you can make this.
If you visit your local antique mall, then you will find a lot of vintage odds and ends for relatively cheap prices… skeleton keys and locks are two that would make great DIY wind chimes. Love this re-purposed idea!
Along the same lines, Urban Threads has this tutorial on how to make wind chimes. They chose to do a Steampunk DIY Wind Chime that looks really cool! Step by step instructions here.
Loving this boho DIY wind chime from Brit & Co. This cost less than $20 to make, and is so unique!
Trina is Artsy has a tutorial on making a bottle cap DIY wind chime. And we love the recycled nature of this project…
Here’s a pretty cool tool DIY wind chime that any guy would love! this would be a great one for a man cave, garage, or just to add a rustic decorative touch. Oh, and this one has a video tutorial!
Finally, we have these homemade wind chimes made from old bike gears. (LOVE THIS!) From ‘Whimsy Box‘.
Ok … most of these are from re-purposed materials, but ALSO downright creative. Learn how to make wind chimes for your garden! Which one would you like to make? If you loved DIY wind chimes, we also think you would love our post on More Unique Garden Containers You Never Thought Of!