How to make a wind chime

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How to make a wind chime

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Project Overview

In this video, Kirstie is going to show you how to make a wind chime. They’re a great way to decorate your garden or patio and you’ll love the sound it makes.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Decorating your pot
2 Making the chimes
3 Adding the eyelets
4 Painting the chimes
5 Adding the string
6 Threading the chimes
7 Adding a hanger
  • Step 1. Decorating your pot

    The first step is to decorate your pot. We’re going to paint ours like a watermelon with pink and green but you can use any decorations you like. Use some tape to cover up parts you don’t want to paint.

  • Step 2. Making the chimes

    To make the chimes we’re going to use different lengths and sizes of dowel. Cut the dowel to the sizes you like and if you need help ask an adult to cut them for you.

  • Step 3. Adding the eyelets

    Before we paint our chimes we’ll need to add the eyelets. Screw a small eyelet into the top of each piece of dowel. These will be for hanging later in the project.

  • Step 4. Painting the chimes

    Now it’s time to paint again! Paint the chimes any colours you like. A small trick is to hold the eyelet so you can paint all the wood. 

  • Step 5. Adding the string

    When the paint is dry, cut six pieces of string to about 30cm long. Tie each piece of string to an eyelet on the chimes.

  • Step 6. Threading the chimes

    Tie all the bits of string into one big knot and thread a washer over the end of the string and then the string through the pot.

  • Step 7. Adding a hanger

    Add the final touch to your wind chime by tying the string around a key ring so you can hang it on a nail.

    And there we have it! These wind chimes are a breeze to make and will sound lovely at your home.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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