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5 DIY Wind Chimes for Homes and Gardens

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Wind chimes are said to bring good luck and prosperity.  Make your own unique wind chimes with these easy to do wind chime ideas perfect for your home and garden.

1.  Bottle Cap Wind Chime

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You Will Need:

Bottle Caps

Metal Wire

Center Piece

Piercing Tool

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2.  DIY Silverware Wind Chimes

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You Will Need:

Five forks

one spoon

needle nose pliers

regular pliers

fishing line

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3.  Mason Jar Chimes

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 You Will Need:

Mason Jar with lid

2 eye screws

piece of scrap wood about 1/2 inch thick and smaller than lid

fishing line or other clear string

scissors

beads, chain, charms and connectors of your choice

Bottle cutter (Creator’s Cutter used in this tutorial)

Butane micro torch or candle and lighter

Dremel or other Rotary tool – I used Beads Landing Rotary Tool

measuring tape

Shallow container with cold water for drilling your jar (this will make sense later)

Bucket of cold water deep enough to submerge jar

Protective mask and goggles

E6000

Diamond Bits for glass

Permanent marker

Medium Grit Sand Paper

Glass beads or wine bottle rings

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4.  Bamboo Chime

Bamboo Chime Completed

You Will Need:

A bamboo stake or two

A stick (like, from a tree)

A drill with small drill bit

A handsaw (I tried the miter saw but it shredded the ends of the bamboo so I used a handsaw which worked like a dream.)

String

Needle

Acrylic paints and paintbrush

Sharpie

Varnish

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5.  Key Wind Chime

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You Will Need:

5 old keys

Piece of drift wood or stick

String or fishing line

Acrylic paint

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Do you love the sound of wind chimes?