Make Wind Chimes (20 Outstanding Ideas)

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In a world where soft winds sway and enchantment fills the air, wind chimes hold a unique allure. Loved for generations, they’re more than just decorations; they symbolize peace and our bond with nature. And now, in the age of DIY, crafting wind chimes is all the rage. Join us as we explore 20 awesome DIY wind chime projects, each showcasing creativity and the joy of bringing harmony to our surroundings.

Make Wind Chimes (Wind bells)

Make wind chimes with 20 plus unique DIY tutorials and ideas. Wind bells plays a soothing music when it’s windy and make a beautiful garden decoration.


Make Wind Chimes

Find answer to the most common questions you must have in your mind before creating a wind chime at the end of the post.

In each option of do-it-yourself wind chimes you will find an option to buy one. Let’s get started:

1) DIY Large Wind Chimes

For a modern and unique addition to your outdoor space, consider large wind chimes. These statement pieces offer both visual appeal and a soothing sound that enhances relaxation. With their larger size, these chimes catch the wind easily, creating a harmonious melody that can be heard from a distance.

-This giant yet extraordinary beautiful windchime from Etsy.


-Creating one for your porch by Boydston Grove.

-Combine beads and metal tubes to make a beautiful hanging chime for your garden.


2) Personalized Wind Chimes

Customize your wind chimes with names and dates for a heartfelt touch.

-This simple yet stunning windchime from Etsy.

You cannot resist buying this one from Etsy.

-This customized windchime with photos from Etsy.


3) Bamboo Wind Chimes

-Get these sustainable bamboo wind bells from Amazon.

-A classic deep tone wind bell from Etsy.


-Or try making your own using an easy method by Arty Secret.

Here’s an inspiration to paint bamboo with sharpies and posca markers to add your own flair.


4) Solar Wind Chimes

Add a touch of elegance to your outdoor decor with solar wind chimes. They soak up sunlight, lighting up your nights effortlessly. Eco-friendly and calming, they bring peaceful vibes with soothing sounds and soft light.

-Hummingbird or butterfly shaped windchime from Etsy.

-Sun and Moon windchime from Etsy.


5) Glass Wind Chimes

Turn your outdoor space into a dreamy retreat with these gorgeous glass wind chimes.

-Rainbow Glass Windchime from Etsy.


-Cute multicolor leaves from Etsy.


-Try this method by Helen Wyatt to create your own stained glass wind chime.

6) Japanese Wind Chimes (Furin)

Experience the tranquillity of a Japanese garden wherever you are with these timeless chimes.

-Sakura glass windchime from Etsy.

-Ceramic windchime from Etsy.


-Make your furin by following Hannari Japan’s way.

7) Copper Wind Chimes

Crafted from sleek copper, known for its durability and corrosion resistance, these chimes not only add a touch of modern elegance but also stand the test of time.

-Deep tone copper windchime from Etsy.


Try making your own durable copper wind chime from Simon Says.

Shop Copper Tubes here

8) Ceramic and Clay Wind Chimes

Made from sturdy ceramic, these chimes add a fun touch to your surroundings. With their cool designs and earthy colors, they make a peaceful sound that fits right in with nature.

-White handmade ceramic windbell from Etsy.


-Make wind chime with air dry clay from The Bold Abode.

Shop Air Dry Clay here

9) Homemade Wind Chimes

Make paper windchime with photos and don’t forget to add chimes for the melodious memories and beats from Rossy Craft Tube.

10) Sea Glass Wind Chimes

Feel the soothing vibes of the ocean right in your backyard with sea glass wind chimes. Each piece is carefully handcrafted from recycled sea glass, giving them a unique and eco-friendly charm. With their gentle colors and soft tinkling, they bring the peaceful sounds of the beach to your outdoor space.

-Sea glass and driftwood windchime from Etsy.


-Create your own with tutorial from Crafty Blog Stalker.

Make wind chime with seaglass pebbles and wood stick.


Shop Beach Sea Glass Here

11) Mushroom Wind Chimes

-Trendy mushroom wooden windbell from Etsy.


-Make your own perfect and effortless mushroom-shaped clay wind chime from Yvonne Ceramics. 

12) Hummingbird Wind Chimes

-Imagine a garden graced by a hummingbird wind chime from Etsy.


-Wooden windchime from Etsy.


13) Metal/Silverware Windchimes

Recycle an old teapot and cutlery into windbell from Interior Frugalista.


14) Recycled Wind Chimes

Each eco-friendly piece has its own story. Think wind chimes made from recycled stuff like:

-Recycle tin cans into musical windchime by Blessings Craft Therapy.

-This spectacular DIY windchime with a mason jar by Sustain My Craft Habit.


-Repurpose old recyclable music instruments like xylophone from your kid’s childhood.


15) Seashell Wind Chimes

Use your seashell collection from beach travels and shore line hunt to make an everlasting piece.

-Garden sea shell windchime from Etsy.


16) Wine Bottle Wind Chimes

With just a few simple tools and a little bit of creativity, you can transform your used wine bottles into a beautiful and musical masterpiece. Not only is this a great way to add some rustic charm to your outdoor space, but it’s also an eco-friendly option that keeps those bottles out of the landfill.

-Follow this adorable idea by Char’s Nest.

-This oh-so-stunning piece is tough to resist from Etsy.


17) Crystal Wind Chimes

Crystal wind chimes are seriously cool! They’re like jewelry for the air, with their sparkly crystals and gentle tinkling sound. If you’re looking to add some magic to your space, these are the way to go. They’re easy to hang up and come in all sorts of styles, so you can find the perfect ones to match your vibe. Plus, they’re super modern and chic, so they’ll fit right in with your decor.

-Crystal windchime from Etsy.


-Tree of life windchime from Etsy.


Fun Fact: Wind Chimes with Crystals and Mirrors work as the suncatchers too!

18) Driftwood Wind Chimes

Not only do they look great and sound amazing, but they also have a rich cultural history and are eco-friendly and sustainable.

-A relaxing wind chime from Etsy.


-Create one with tutorial from Made it Myself.

You will also like: Creative Driftwood art and decor ideas

19) Garden Wind Chimes

Unwinding after a rough day in your relaxing garden is always a good idea. Why not enjoy this time with a cup of coffee and relaxing tones of wind chimes?

-The clever concept of combining a wind chime with a bird feeder has captivated me for quite some time from Etsy.


-The bell-shaped cast iron wind chime, like classic bells, brings a calm and classic vibe to your garden from Etsy.


20) Agate Wind Chimes

The smooth, polished agate stones shimmer in the light, creating a mesmerizing display, while the gentle chimes bring a calming vibe to your outdoor space. Whether your style is modern or ornate, there’s an agate wind chime for you, made from eco-friendly materials that let you enjoy nature’s beauty guilt-free.

– Rainbow tube spiral tree from Etsy.


-Tree of life agate heart wind chime from Etsy.


21) Beads Wind Chime

Make a whimsical windbell with glass beads, stone beads, acrylic beads and metal beads string in to chime when wind blows.

-Assorted beads windchime from Etsy.

-Joyous wind chime from Etsy.


22) Clay Pot Wind Chime

Paint Terra Cotta Pot and use jingle bells to turn it into an adorable wind bell like this Painted snowman wind chime from Craftionary.



Why do people make wind chime?

Wind chimes have been around for ages, starting as mystical objects believed to bring good luck and keep bad vibes at bay. As time went on, folks discovered they create a charming atmosphere with their calming sounds. Today, making wind chimes isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way for people to get creative, add flair to their spaces, and enjoy the peaceful melodies they produce. It also makes you aware of a windy day.


Which material makes the best-sounding wind chime?

When it comes to making wind chimes sound great, the material matters a lot. Aluminum, copper, and steel are the top picks. Aluminum is light and sturdy, perfect for outdoor use. Copper gives off a warm, soothing sound and ages beautifully. And steel? It adds a sharp, edgy tone to the mix. Choosing the right material is all about what sounds and looks good to you.


What’s the best string for wind chime?

When choosing a string, keep in mind it is light weight and allows maximum movement with air. Fishing line is the best option as it is durable and thin. Other strings and cords like the nylon and polyester are tough cookies, able to handle whatever the weather throws their way while keeping the tunes going strong. Braided or twisted styles add extra strength and fewer tangles. But if you’re into that natural look, hemp or jute strings can work too, even if they need a bit more care. Whether you’re all about durability or loving the earthy vibe, there’s a string out there ready to make your wind chimes sing.

Shop Invisible Strings Here

Shop Twine String Here


How to make a basic wind chime?

Making your own wind chime is easy and fun! Here’s how to do it:

1) Get Your Materials: You will need metal or wooden tubes, string (or fishing line), a small rod, beads (for decoration), a drill, and scissors.

Shop Metal Tubes here

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2) Make It: Cut the tubes into different sizes and make a hole at the top of each one. The ones recommended above are ready to use. Put the string through the holes and tie them to the rod, making sure they’re evenly spaced. You can add beads and other decorative accessories. Hang your wind chime outside and give it a little shake to hear the sounds. If the sounds aren’t quite right, it requires some tweaking. Adjust the tube lengths until they sound good to you.


How can you make wind chime catch more breeze?

Spread the chime bits so they can catch more wind. Go for light materials like aluminum or bamboo that sways easily and grab the breezy vibes.


What materials make deep-tone wind chime?

For deep sound vibes, use heavy-duty materials. Thick aluminum or brass tubes (solid or not hollow) make low pitch but high density sound waves that help you unwind.

What material can you recycle to make wind chime?

Get creative with eco-friendly materials like old metal pipes, glass bottles, or even pieces of ceramic. You can use thrift store finds and old tools as well. Basically anything that makes sound when it collides.


Does wind chime scare birds away?

Some say they do, but there’s no solid proof. Birds might dig the sounds! It all depends on the birds and where you hang your chimes.


How should you hang a wind chime?

When it comes to hanging your wind chimes, there’s no room for uncertainty. Use only the strongest hooks or branches that can support their weight, and opt for durable string or fishing lines to ensure they sway freely and produce the beautiful, sweet sounds you demand.


Where’s the best spot for a wind chime?

Look for places with good air flow. Usually a porch, patio, or garden are all good outdoor options. Keep them away from tight spots that might block the breeze. Hang them near the windows or doors for maximum chime when using indoors.


In crafting your wind chimes, you’re not just creating decorations – you’re crafting reflections of your creativity and connection to nature. Whether it’s the calming sounds of seashells or the eco-friendly appeal of recycled materials, each DIY project offers a unique blend of beauty and tranquillity. So, as you gather your supplies and let your imagination run wild, remember that the gentle melodies of your handmade wind chimes will fill your space with joy and harmony, creating a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

Written by: Sabah Waqas

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  1. Dr Sonia S V says:

    Awesome post Hani– I love this– something so do-able and beautiful Thank You for sharing all the lovely ideasCheersSonia

  2. HGK says:

    Great collection and so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for this post 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    Great roundup, love the fork and spoon chimes!

  4. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says:

    Thank you for sharing this and just in time for summer's on the deck! Now I'm thinking about how to make one!

  5. 4you-withlove says:

    LOVE all these ideas…I especially like the “cooking” one! 😀

  6. Meredith says:

    I LOVE the utensil wind chimes! 🙂 Perfect for outside a kitchen window–thanks 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    the bamboo windchime must make the loveliest sound!! thank you

  8. Amy says:

    Thanks for sharing this inspiration, now I really want to make some wind chimes!
    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award, for more information see my blog post!

  9. Janelle says:

    These are all such fabulous ideas!

  10. Linda says:

    some of these look like such fun! Like the pencils and the cans. Linda

  11. Angie Ramirez says:

    Wow.. I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing Hani!


  12. Polkadot-pretties says:

    Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!
    This week’s Linky Party is up!!!! I hope you will stop by an link up another lovely project..
    Claire x

  13. Debbie says:

    What a great collection! I’ll have to try a few of these, I love wind chimes. I made one last year out of old keys my husband hoards…I love it and can’t wait to hang it again. Looking forward to making some other cool ones this spring. Pinning this!
    Debbie 🙂

  14. Sherrye says:

    I have the chime with strands of beads, bought it from Collections Etc. a year or two ago. Very pretty hanging in a window, but not for outdoor use. The strands tangle easily and are very hard to untangle.

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