Recycled Spice Bottle to Wind Chime and Decor
I had a old spice bottles laying around and I finally got this easy idea to turn it into a wind chime. And they also double up as pretty decor when filled with water and flowers! I have been working on sprucing up our patio This was the perfect addition to the patio decor!
Step 1: Clean your bottles – Mine very very dusty from sitting in the garage and a few old coloring trials. I washed the bottles by hand and then gave them a pass through the dishwasher for good measure.
Step 2 – Color them – Once they were dry, I gave them a couple coats of the glass paint and baked them in the oven per the directions.
Step 3 – Tie them up – I gave the wire 3-4 passes around the neck followed by lots of twisting in the end to make them secure. I cut the wires at varying approximate lengths.
Step 4 – Tie them to the pipe clamp – I tied them to the pipe clamp at different lengths, making sure there was a little overlap between the bottles to bump and be wind chimes.
Step 5 – Tie a couple loops of wire to the top for hanging and hang it up!
The wind chime works pretty great because the bottles are heavy enough that they don’t move a lot in the wind. But when they do, they make really subtle sounds. And I love to fill it with fresh flowers when company is over and it make beautiful decor too! The water makes it heavy and they don’t move in the wind too much, but you can still hear little clinks in strong winds.
- Any kind of bottles to upcycle
- Transparent glass paint (craft store)
- Foam brush (craft store)
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