Fireside Crafts: Handmade Windchime
If you’re the crafty sort, this simple DIY project will be like music to your ears!
Chances are good that you’ve already got plenty of the necessary materials at home, but if you don’t, they’re easy to find at the local craft store.
Acrylic paint & painter's tape (optional)
Jute or twine
Small eye hooks
Add some detail to your piece of driftwood with washi tape. Feel free to up the detail even more with acrylic paint, if you’d like. You can use painter’s tape to section off the areas to paint and peel off once dry.
Decide how many strings of beads you’d like your windchime to have. When deciding where you’d like the strings placed, keep in mind that to make noise, they’ll need to be fairly close together. Push the eye hooks into the driftwood and screw them in to tighten —they’ll actually go in fairly easily. Younger kids might need help with this part of the project.
Tie thread to each hook at whatever length strikes your fancy. Even? Uneven? A mix of both? It’s totally up to you.
Start stringing beads! We’ve found that glass beads make the best sounds. Once you’re done with each string, tie a knot using a small bead to help keep the beads in place.
Time to hang it up! Add two more eye hooks to the top of the piece of driftwood, and string jute or twine through them. Tie double- or triple-knots to keep things secure and give it a place of honor in the backyard within earshot of the fire pit.
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