How to Make a Wind Chime
I wanted to share a quick and fun musical horn wind chime tutorial with you today.
I love to use recycled materials I find at the thrift store in my crafts. I found an old metal horn on one of my recent Value Village treasure hunts. At first I thought I would make it into blue French horn, like from the show How I Met Your Mother (if you aren’t familiar, you can check this out to learn more)
I never got around to painting my horn blue, but then I had the idea to turn it into a musical horn wind chime.
Since the weather has gotten warmer outside and I have been spending more time in the garden, I wanted to make a few new wind chime accessories to hang from my porch and the surrounding trees.
I like unusual and funky yard art, so my horn wind chime fits right in.
This is a fun rainy day craft to get the kids involved in. Here’s how I made it:
Supplies for Making a Wind Chime:
- Old horn
- Fishing line
- keys, and other random artifacts
- leather cord
Directions for Making a Wind Chime:
I started by attaching a piece of leather cord from the top of the horn so that I could hang it from the tree. Then I tied pieces of fishing line in different lengths from the bottom of the horn.
I strung on beads and tied knots in the fishing line as I went along so that the beads would stay in place.
I finished off each length of fishing line with either a key or different artifacts from my craft collection like agate slices and optical lenses.
What do you think of my musical horn wind chime?