For those who have a love of gardening and search for opportunities to create fun, DIY projects, this terra cotta wind chime is a good place to start! To put it simply, this wind chime perfectly captures the personality of a gardener, using terra cotta pots for the chimes and a galvanized watering can as a weight (one decorated to look like it is watering the ground below). If you’re interested in creating the gardener’s ideal wind chime, check out our guide below and learn how!
Materials and Supplies
- Various-sized terra cotta pots
- Wooden beads
- Small galvanized can for watering
- Faceted, clear beads
- Wire cutters
- Jewelry pliers
Directions for Terra Cotta Wind Chimes
- To begin, you must add the faceted beads to the watering can, which will make it look like the can is pouring water out.
- First, thread lengths of the wire (between 6-12 inches long though this can be up to you) through the can’s watering holes. If there are five holes (four in a square, one in the center) in the nozzle, thread a wire through a corner hole and into the corner’s diagonal opposite and then do the same for the other two holes, leaving the center hole alone. Note: Try slightly bending an end of the wire in order to thread it through the first hole and then into the second.
- Now, string enough faceted beads onto the wires to cover them.
- Using the jewelry pliers, wrap the individual wires around themselves to secure their ends. The four wires should hang straight down and not be connected to each other.
- To start the wind chime, run a very lengthy strand of twine through the watering can’s handle.
- Then, tie a knot on the twine. The location will depend on where the first terra cotta pot is going to rest when added onto the twine.
- Add both of the twine’s ends through one of the wooden beads. Note: Wrap some tape around the twine’s ends, as it should make threading easier.
- Thread one of the terra cotta pots onto the twine through the draining hole at its bottom. The pot should sit on the wooden bead. Note: Starting with the smallest pot may help the wind chime’s chiming abilities.
- Make a subsequent knot above the first pot, so they hang together when assembled. When the wind chime hangs, the wide part of each pot should rest around the bottom of the pot below it. Note: You may tie and retie the knots until the pots are placed correctly.
- Thread another wooden bead to the top of the new knot. Continue this method until every pot is strung up together along the twine.
- Tie a loop into the twine at the top, which completes your terra cotta wind chime!
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