They may not be for everyone, but in our opinion, there is nothing more soothing than the sound a windchime makes when a gust blows through it. Its soft tinkling has some sort of magic that can make us feel less alone. Besides, they are incredible decorations to hang at the front of your house or on the back porch. They are also great for DIY projects; you can create one from old keys, vintage silverware, plastic beads, or even glass. There is no limit to what kind of materials you can repurpose or combine to make one. Explore all the different ways to make these beautiful chimes by trying out some of the DIY projects that are featured in this compilation.
Make a Valentine’s themed windchime with melted beads
Windchimes are the ideal DIY to make if you have any knick-knacks that you want to repurpose. You can create one for every occasion and change them according to the season or the festivity. Here is a Valentines-theme version that is easy to put together and requires only readily available items such as beads.
First, you need to arrange the beads in a silicone or aluminum heart-shaped mold. It is important to melt them in a grill or some other heat source you can use outside since the fumes released by the plastic can be toxic. Combining clear and red plastic beads will give the hearts a fun spotted look. Then, cut different lengths of string and glue the hearts onto them.