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8 Ways To Make Wind Chimes
Posted By Tipnut On May 23, 2012 @ 11:57 am In Outdoors | 3 Comments
My aunt and I were having coffee on the patio earlier this week and she told me a story from the “old country”…that wind chimes actually warn of danger nearby or something troublesome is on its way (could be physical, emotional, spiritual).
I was aware that some believe they ward off evil, but haven’t heard this one before and aside from its superstitious nature, it doesn’t make sense to me. I find old tales and stories usually have some sort of nugget of truth or purpose behind them and I enjoy trying to crack that code.
If you’re familiar with this bit of folk wisdom and understand what it means, please share in the comments section below, I’d love to hear more :).
In the meantime, I’ve gathered together a collection of various DIY tutorials showing how to make your own.
To start things off, here’s an easy project made with seashells…
Here are some goodies from around the web using various bits and supplies…
Painted Bamboo : A bamboo stake is cut into pieces, decorated with acrylic paints and assembled with string.
Teapot : You’ll need a metal tea pot, keys, a bell, hemp (or tough string), a drill and 5 minute epoxy to make this.
Terracotta Pots : Each miniature pot is painted a different color, threaded with thick twine and multi-colored wooden beads then hung from a trellis or tree branch.
Copper Pipe (pdf) : This one has a painted wooden base, pieces of copper piping hang from galvanized chain.
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URLs in this post:
 Winsome: http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/10427-make-it-winsome-wind-chime
 Painted Bamboo: http://www.michelemademe.com/2011/07/tutorial-summer-time-chime.html
 Flatware: http://www.whimsy-love.com/2008/07/flatware-wind-chime-tutorial.html
 Teapot: http://butter-nugget.blogspot.ca/2011/03/teapot-wind-chime-tutorial.html
 Earrings: http://ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.ca/2011/06/earrings-to-wind-chime.html
 Terracotta Pots: http://www.homemadesimple.com/en-US/Garden/Pages/diy-terracotta-wind-chime.aspx
 Spiral Wind Spinner: http://www.buildeazy.com/workshop/spiral-wind-spinner.html
 Copper Pipe (pdf): http://www.resene.co.nz/homeown/gardens/102.pdf
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