10 DIY Wind Chime Projects

Happy Monday friends… from snowy midwestern Ontario.

Yes… it’s been snowing, and I have to say that it is quite pretty, but it’s April… and I’m ready for a warmer kind of pretty… and as a girl who loves colour I’m so ready for a less gray kind of pretty. 🙂

Snow April 3 2016

Even with the snow this time of year starts me thinking about garden art, and wind chimes in particular. I think almost anything can be made into a wind chime, and it’s no secret that I love to make them.

Because of the snow we’ve been having here I can’t show you any of the ones I’ve been working on recently because I can’t get good pics outside so I thought I’d do a round up of the wind chime projects that I’ve shared with you over the years… and I hope you’ll be inspired to make one of your own.


10 DIY Wind Chime Projects by Thrifty Rebel Vintage

To me there’s nothing more beautiful to accompany the song of the birds than a lovely piece of garden art chiming in a summer breeze.


vintage coffee pot on shepherd hook garden wind chime

First up is this vintage coffee pot wind chime, which hangs on a shepherd hook and is pouring its wind chime bells into a teacup.


vintage egg beater wind chime

This vintage egg beater and measuring spoon wind chime was my welcome to spring post a few years ago.


vintage silver goblet and chandelier crystal wind chime

This silver goblet wind chime is still one of my personal favourites.

It sounded heavenly, and really sparkled in the sunshine. I’d love to make a few more of these using some of my silver goblet collection.


vintage silver tray and keys wind chimes

This is one of two key wind chimes that I made for a garden art challenge from my friend Donna at Distressed Donna Down Home.


vintage copper tray chalkboard sign welcome silverware wind door chime

This copper tray chalkboard sign door or wind chime says welcome on the hand stamped silverware no matter what you write on the chalkboard.


picture frame and hand stamped silverware wind chime

This picture frame wind chime could easily be personalized by using a special photo or postcard.


purple chandelier crystal and hand stamped silverware wind chime

This hand stamped silverware wind chime was made using some lovely purple plastic chandelier crystals.


vintage sifter and measuring spoon wind chime

This vintage sifter and aluminum measuring spoon wind chime was really fun to make and had a lovely soft sound.


vintage silver tray and blue glass candleholder garden plate flower and hand stamped silverware wind chime

This is my most recent creation… this garden plate flower and hand stamped silver wind chime.


strainer planter and measuring spoon wind chime

And my strainer planter wind chime from a couple of years ago is still my most popular garden art project, and it’s one of the easiest to make.

So as you can see wind chimes can be made out of many things. And I have a few more ideas up my wind chime sleeve to show you when warmer, and less snowy, weather finally gets here… and stays.


10 DIY Wind Chime Projects by Thrifty Rebel Vintage

Even though I sell wind chimes in my etsy shop I  like to share how to make them for those of you who would like to DIY one for yourself.

I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try. 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.


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  1. Greetings! I love wind chimes and the examples are awesome! I especially liked the sifter and little measuring spoons – I imagine they would make a very soft sound on a warm summer evening – beautiful!

    1. Thanks very much Joan Marie! The sifter chime sounded very soft, more of a tinkle rather than a chime… but very nice.

  2. Mother Deer says:

    Your designs are so creative! I especially am intrigued by the coffee pot and bell design. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next 🙂

    1. Thanks very much! The coffee pot design was one of my first, and I still use it every summer.

  3. I see mine up there!!! It’s famous! Love all your designs and as soon as I can, I’ll be getting more!!! I know I could make my own, thanks to you, and I probably will, someday. When I have time. And all the things I need. and time. Well, you get the idea! Have a wonderful week! Dona

    1. lol. It is famous Dona! I still have more of those purple crystals so I’ll be using them in another chime.

  4. Oh. My. Goodness. I love ALL of these! My favorites are the goblet one and the teapot with the bells! Pinning these!!

    1. Thanks so much Lauren! I do love to make wind chimes. Thanks for pinning too.

    1. Thanks so much Candice! I’m so glad to hear that you’re inspired. 🙂

  5. Wow! These are awesome, Tuula! Your love of wind chimes (and talent) are quite evident in this post! They’re all so unique and special, but I think I like the colander one the best. Can’t wait to see what other ones you have up your “wind chime sleeve” lol. xoKathleen

    1. Thanks Kathleen! I love the challenge of coming up with new designs every year. It gives me a lot of creative joy.

    1. Thanks Cecilia! They are one of my favourite things to make. I hope to make more versions of the copper chalkboard tray chime.

    1. Thanks so much Tina! I did a silly thing and replaced the winter windows at work with spring decor last week and now winter’s back… and apparently going to stay for a bit. I guess Old Man Winter got a littel peeved. lol.

  6. I am inspired and I accept the challenge! I love all of your wind chimes and like the garden art flowers, I have to try and make one. I actually have been collecting metal thingys….I have a whole box of old lamp parts that need to be repurposed. Thanks for this review!

    1. I’m go glad to hear that you’ll be making one AnnMarie. I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

  7. You are the queen of wind chimes! I love your use of old silverware and chandelier crystals. Fabulous!

    1. Thanks so much Betsy! They are one of my favourite things to make. I see a potential wind chime in almost everything. I have to restrain myself. lol.

    1. Thanks very much Julia! There’s just something about chimes that I love, and I can’t resist making them.

  8. Hi Tuula! Your wind chimes are wonderful!!! I love them all too. I hope you are doing well, I’ve been away for a while but thankfully I’m back, hopefully getting back in the swing of things. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks so much Sherry! I’ve been by your blog from time to time to see what you’ve been up to, but you’ve been off for a bit. I’m glad to see that you’re getting back into the blogging groove. 🙂

  9. Great round up, I’ll be on the look out for spoons at my local junk shop now.

    1. Thanks Claire! Wind chimes are such fun to create, and they make great gifts.

    1. Thanks very much Victoria! I love repurposing things into wind chimes, and other garden items too.

  10. Hi Tuula, I am very much a fan of wind chimes and love to hear them blowing in the wind. Your creations are wonderful, I’m not sure I could say which one is my favorite because they are all so wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting!

    1. Thanks so much Gina! As you can tell I’m a big fan of wind chimes too.

  11. It’s hard to say which one is my fave because I love them all and pinning!! Looking forward to what you got coming up this season and here’s to some sunshine. We’ve had a bit of snow and gloom, too, but we’re almost there, yay!!

    1. I hope you’re right Amy! I need some warmth and sunshine in my life. 🙂 Thanks for pinning!

  12. I always love your beautiful work.

    Thanks for sharing all the beautiful wind chimes on SYC.

    1. Thanks so much Linda! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  13. Jann Olson says:

    Tuula, you ae the queen of wind chimes! They are all wonderful, but for some crazy reason I especially love the sifter. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks so much Jann! I do love making them and the sifter was one of my favourites. The aluminum measuring spoons had a very sweet tinkly sound.