I found these mini terra cotta pots in my craft stash and thought it would be fun to make a windchime for my garden. These are so simple to make and are fun to get kids involved in too (Mothers Day gift?). You can paint the pots and accessorize with different beads and string. You can even play with the size and number of pots. Use bigger ones or cascade them from big to small?
Cut a length of cord approximately 2 feet long. Make a loop and knot at one end of the cord larger than the hole in the pot. String it through and then string a bead onto it, on the inside of the pot. Tie a knot to secure it. This is so that the little pots stay in place and don’t slip down. Next string a larger bead onto the cord. This bead will hang inside the pot and make noise when it hits the sides of the pot like a little bell. Tie a knot at the end of this bead so that it stays in place.
Continue on down with additional pots. You can make the chime as long as you want.
I finished my pots off with adding a strip of copper tape. This is actually tape used for sodering and stained glass but it stuck right on the pots and gave them a nice finish so they weren’t so “plain jane” feel free to decorate the pots as you like.
Hang the chime from a hook or tree branch, sit back and enjoy it’s beauty and sounds.
Suggested materials for this project:
- Mini pots
- Leather cord