In celebration of this weather, and my mom, I wanted to share this Easy DIY Wind Chime tutorial with you. We have started my favorite time of the year. I try to spend as much time outdoors as I can to enjoy the beautiful, warm weather.
Easy DIY Wind Chime Tutorial:
My mom is the just as excited about the warm weather as I am. She is the happiest when she can get outside and work in her yard. That is why I decided to make her a wind chime for Mother's Day this year.
Easy DIY Wind Chime Supplies:
1-6 inch wire wreath frame.
6/O Glass Beads (about four ounces) assorted colors
5-small yellow four hole buttons
5-small orange four hole buttons
1-large orange four hole button
10-small decorative daisy buttons
5-medium decorative daisy buttons
5-2.5 inch oval shaped bells
1-package waxed linen cord (20 yards)
1-2 inch O-Ring
How To Make Your Easy DIY Wind Chime:
Step 1: Paint your frame to match your bells.
Step 2: Cut ten strands of cord about 33-inches long.
Step 3: Attach two cords at a time to your frame using a slip knot.
Step 4: Once you have them centered, spray each slip knot in place with a small spray of adhesive. Protect you surface from overspray. Make sure to give the top and then the bottom a slight dusting.
Step 5: Start putting on your beads. Repeat the same pattern on each strand.
Step 6: Add a few decorative touches. Buttons work well for this. Charms would work also.
Step 7: Tie the bells on the end of your strands.
Step 8: Tie single cords to the center of your frame. These cords should be about 6 to 10-inches longer than your finished strands. The extra length will give you room to work with them. Leave about 6 inches of the strand at the top for the hanger. (Please note in the picture below that I did not leave the extra 6 inches at the top. Since I discovered this would be useful information after I had already cut them, I added that information for you.) The longer four single cords will end up being your 5th strand.
Step 9: Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7. Combine your four strands into a single strand with your buttons or charms.
Step 10: Put the beads on the 6 inches of cord you left at the top of the frame
Step 11: Feed the four beaded strands through the holes in a button to start the wind chime hanger.
Step 12: Tie the four strands around an O-Ring or a washer to make a hanger for the wind chime.
As I always say, "Voila, there you have it!" You have just made an amazing wind chime to keep or give away! Enjoy the sweet sound of bells while loving this weather!