Asked on Nov 3, 2018

How do I make my own wind chimes for my porch?

LaverneTeresa BruneauJudy B


I want to make some chimes for my space. Their sound are so calming when you have had a hard day!

12 answers
  • Patti
    on Nov 3, 2018

    Silver spoons, forks, old wooden thread spools, shells, buttons,. Anything you can hang from 2 or 3 sticks tied/glued together. Use your imagination.

  • Alan
    on Nov 4, 2018

    Hi JoAnn

    I've made 3 sets 2 from 25mm (1") aluminium tube and 1 from the tubing of an old bicycle frame.The aluminium sets have a low chiming sound and sound very mellow with a very soothing sound. Each section of tubing has its own actual musical tone.

    I'd suggest watching Lee Hite's YouTube video and check his website (all his plans are free) if you want some chimes with actual musical tones, worth the effort to make.

    Lee Hite's video

  • Judy B
    Judy B
    on Nov 4, 2018

    I like the wooden ones they sell at Fleamasters on MLK Boulevard.

  • Teresa Bruneau
    Teresa Bruneau
    on Nov 4, 2018

    You can get a strip of chimes and all the beads your heart desires on FIRE MOUNTAIN GEM website. That way you get the original chime sound but did it yourself!! They have crystals too.

  • Laverne
    on Nov 4, 2018

    Anything that does not leave your front porch - your sounds of delight may sound like incessant, discordant banging to your neighbors.

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