Windchimes add an extra dimension to your garden. Hang a set outside the backdoor or from an arbor and every time the wind stirs you will experience the gentle tinkling sound. You can purchase windchimes from your local garden center, but it can be fun to make your own from common objects you can find around the house. Here are fifteen DIY projects which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website. Some are better than others and while number fourteen would be suitable for kids to make, I would not be too keen on the sound it would produce.

Imagine you?re sitting outside in your favorite chair or hammock, enjoying the bright summer sun and the soft ambient sounds of the surrounding neighborhood. A gentle breeze sweeps over you, rustling your hair, accompanied by the soft tinkle of a chime.
Sounds nice, right? Wind chimes come in hundreds of varieties, differing in size, sound, material, and style.
You can find wind chimes at a ton of different stores, and you?ll choose from metal and glass, small and long, and other different features. You?ll also end up spending a lot of money on one.
We?ve rounded up a wide variety of easy wind chime projects that you can do at home with your kids. Most of these projects can be assembled within an afternoon and enjoyed for years to come.
So whether you prefer a metal, glass, or ceramic wind chime, we?re sure you?ll find a project in this collection that you?ll just love!
So let?s get inspired!

1. How to Make a Wind Chime

DIY WindChime 1
This adorable, simple wind chime is made from glazed clay pendants and a piece of driftwood. You could also choose to use shells for this project, for a more beach-style chime. This is a smaller chime that is perfect for anywhere in your garden, around your patio, or on your front porch. Make your own clay pendants and glaze them to get the exact colors and patterns you desire.?Find the tutorial here!

2.?Shabby Chic Chandelier/Wind Chime

DIY WindChime 2
Faux pearl strands, twine, and a variety of antique keys make an incredible rustic, yet elegant wind chime. This chime will probably be much quieter than other projects, but will sway in the breeze just beautifully. Use an embroidery hoop to create the top of the chime. This is an incredibly easy project that shouldn?t take you more than a few hours!?Find the tutorial here!

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