Save some money by making your own unique and colourful wind chime from bottle caps!
Add a splash of colour to your yard by making a DIY wind chime from bottle caps!
This project is easy and only requires a few materials that you may already have around the house. Simply collect a few colourful bottle caps, some string or fishing line, and a hammer and nail.
Colorful DIY wind chime ideas
Below are images of some inspirations you can use to make your own wind chime.
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What are the materials needed to create a DIY wind chime?
You’ll need the following tools and materials to create a DIY wind chime.
- 40-50 pcs of Bottle Caps
- Metal Wire
- Center Piece (Anything you think you could use to hang the chains of caps – it could be a vegetable steamer, old CD’s, or a small branch of a tree)
- Fishing Wire
- Pliers with wire cutter
- Hammer (and a punch)
How to create a DIY wind chime?
You can customize your wind chime to match your personal style, and it’s a great way to add a touch of personality to your outdoor space. Plus, it’s a fun way to recycle some household items that you might otherwise throw away. Here’s how to make your own wind chime:
1. Cut the metal wires
Cut the metal wires to the desired length. We recommend using wires that are about 2-1/2 inches long.
2. Puncture the caps
Puncture the bottle caps twice with the hammer and punch. Use a punch that would create holes with a size that is just enough for the wire to go through. Doing this will allow you to string the wires through the holes in the caps.
3. Insert the wires into the hole
Now that you have your metal wire, it’s time to start threading it through the holes in your bottle caps. Start by feeding one end of the wire through the hole, then use a pair of pliers to wrap the end around itself. This will create a secure hold that will keep your caps from slipping off.
Insert the other end on another cap and secure it as well.
Now take the other end of the string and insert it into the hole on another bottle cap. Once it’s through the hole, tie a knot to secure it in place.
4. Continue to connect the caps
Continue linking caps together until you get a chain of your desired length.
5. Attach the chains
Attach the chains you have made to the centrepiece you have chosen using the metal wires, still. Make sure the wires are long enough so that the chains can dangle down freely. You can use the pliers to twist the wire around the chains and centrepiece to secure it in place.
6. Attach the fishing wire
To hang your wind chime, use the fishing wire, weave it around the centrepiece and tie it on the end at the centre.
Once you’re done, your beautiful decoration will be all set to go!
We hope you enjoy the soothing sound of your new wind chime! This charming decoration is perfect for adding a touch of relaxation to any outdoor space. Let the soft, tinkling melody transport you to a peaceful place. Whether you hang it from your porch or in your garden, we’re sure you’ll love the peaceful ambience it brings. Enjoy the relaxing, soothing effect it has on your mind and body. Your new wind chime will bring the gentle sound of nature into your home. 😊
Source: Trina Is Artsy