5 Easy Pieces — Handmade and Upcycled Wind Chimes

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Listen to music a wind chime makes in the spring breeze this season. Photo: Naturallytasmanian.blogspot.com

Listen to music a wind chime makes in the spring breeze this season. Photo: Naturallytasmanian.blogspot.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

DIY Key Wind Chime

Are one of these keys the one to your heart? Photo: Mrkate.com

Are one of these keys the one to your heart? Photo: Mrkate.com

If you constantly move and have amassed a load of keys, this is perfect for you. Take those keys and follow this DIY which will instruct you on how to turn them into a charming wind chime.

To learn the step by step instructions, visit MrKate.com

Vintage Sprinkler Valve Wind Chime

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Photo: Etsy.com/shop/ReclaimedGrace

This wind chime (already sold) makes clever use out of an old sprinkler and hose valve handles. This idea could also be repeated with discarded cabinet and door handles.

To get inspiration for your next project, visit Etsy.com/shop/ReclaimedGrace

Stump and Spoon Fish Wind Chime

Plenty of fish in the sea, these ones are for me! Photo: Myworld.ebay.com/nevastarr?auto=format

Plenty of fish in the sea, these ones are for me! Photo: Myworld.ebay.com/nevastarr?auto=format

There is nothing better than goldfish that never die. This wind chime ($129.95) repurposes spoons and a tree stump to make a whimsical feature on a porch.

To pick up this this handmade chime, visit Myworld.ebay.com/nevastarr?auto=format

Solar Light Mason Jar Wind Chime

Mason jars are not just for jelly guys. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/treasureagain?auto=format

Mason jars are not just for jelly guys. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/treasureagain?auto=format

Mason jars are useful for all sorts of repurposing projects. This jar has been turned into a solar light wind chime ($51.50) — wonderful for lighting up an entrance or balcony.

To light up your life, visit Etsy.com/shop/treasureagain?auto=format

Crafting with Kids Wind Chime

An upcycling project for you and and your child. Photo: Blog.makezine.com/

An upcycling project for you and and your child. Photo: Blog.makezine.com

Some of the most precious items in your home or garden are those with memories tied to them. This DIY shows you how to make a wind chime out of a tin can and decorate it to your taste. If you don’t have kids, make it as chic and as posh as you want!

To get the steps for this DIY, visit Blog.makezine.com

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  • Ashley Schwartz

    Glad you enjoyed the feature! :D

  • treasureagain

    This is very nice Ashley! Thank you!

  • Ashley Schwartz

    Yeah, it’s is pretty amazing to see these things and think “Why didn’t I think of that?” I’m glad that you’ve been inspired, and definitely share your creations if you do decide to replicate anything!

  • Marvellous designs! It really make people wonder why they haven’t thought of doing those things when it is somehow quite easy. Thanks for sharing. I’m thinking of making my own pretty soon. – http://www.thebestofchimes.com/