Since it’s spring and the weather is starting to get nice, I decided to make a wind chime. I used a cover from the ceiling fan that used to hang in our living room.
I was inspired by this cute wind chime from One Time Through, and the use of washers. I had a stash of washers that I first spray painted black, and then brush painted off white. I tied 2 washers each onto a strand of jute twine. I wanted to make sure I would get enough sound coming from this homemade wind chime. 😉
I then tied the jute twine onto the inner ring of the ceiling fan cover.
I also tied strands of jute twine onto 4 outer holes, so that I could hang the wind chime up. Never mind the cracking paint on the soffits, we’ve only done minimal restoration to the outside of our new home, and haven’t gotten to that part yet.
My 2 main concerns with this wind chime:
- It wouldn’t give off any sound.
- It would get tangled too easily.
I’m happy to report that the washers give a sweet sound when clanked together. Also the twine got tangled once or twice and it was only a few strands, which were easily unwrapped and put to rights.
However, there was a problem with how I mounted the wind chime. It was top heavy, so in a strong wind the ceiling fan cover would lean towards one side. I think this could be remedied by putting a few more hooks up on the soffit, to help balance the weight, and let the wind chime hang from several points instead of just the one hook.
I hope you enjoyed this rustic wind chime. Have you ever made a wind chime, and if so what types of materials did you use?