Easy Wind Chime Refresh

$20
2 Days
Easy

I was recently gifted a set of wind chimes for my birthday. And I was so excited because if you can believe it, I have actually never had a set of wind chimes before. However, the wind chimes did not really match the decor I already have for my porch. So there went my little creative brain again for this easy wind chime refresh project. I thought that with a little spray paint and TLC, I could really make these into something special for my porch. And I am so happy with how they turned out! Keep on reading to see just how simple and easy it is to make!

Here it is all finished on the porch! I decided to hang it on our vintage ladder!

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Materials Needed for Wind Chime Refresh:
  • Wind Chimes (obviously)
  • Spray Paint (I used matte black)
  • Hooks (to hang wind chime)
  • Cricut Machine (optional, I have the Explore Air 2 machine)
  • Vinyl (optional, to create a decal for the wind chimes)
  • Cricut Tools & Accessories (optional, to help with the vinyl decal)
Here is what the wind chimes looked like before. I will link all the products I used below to transform it:
Spray Paint The Wind Chimes

The first thing we did was find a good area to hang up the wind chimes to be able to paint them. We have a small tree in our front yard and not much around it. So we hung the wind chimes on the lower branch and went to town! We were super careful to not spray the tree with the spray paint. We just lightly spritzed a spray here and there, trying to let it dry in between.

It took a total of two coats and we just let the first one dry completely before adding the second. Even though we were careful spraying it, there are still a few drip marks on it. But that’s okay because from far away you can’t tell at all. And it was such a quick process to use spray paint rather than actually painting it on that I would rather sacrifice a few drip marks over hours of painting for perfection!


Hang Up The Wind Chimes

After the wind chimes are completely dry, you can then hang them up where you want. We did something a bit unconventional. Instead of hanging them on the ceiling of our roof, we decided to hang them on my antique painters ladder. I have this set up in the far corner of our porch and I thought it would be cool and different to add in the chimes here.

Below is the hooks we used for this project:

We simply got a screw hook and screwed it in on the bottom of the top shelf of the ladder. Then, we hung the wind chimes underneath the ladder. I love how the matte black color looks on them here. I feel like if we kept it the original brassy color, it would not have matched my porch decor as well.

Here is a close up of the chimes hanging on the ladder.
Add A Vinyl Decal To The Bottom Of The Wind Chime

This part is totally optional, but I recently got a Cricut Machine and I have been obsessed with it! So I am trying to decal all the things I can while I am learning it and playing around with it! I thought it would be fun to add in a little decal on the bottom since we painted over that as well.

Here is a close up of the wind chimes before adding in the vinyl decal.

I think adding in the decal makes it more personal and fun. I found a cute “Welcome to our Porch” decal on the Cricut Design Space software. This one was obviously perfect to use for this wind chimes refresh project.

Here is what it looks like on the Cricut Design Software before printing it out. I did have to upgrade my laptop for it to work better. My old mac was from 2011 and it was on it’s last leg! I am loving this one so much better! I will link it for you below as well!

To do this, I simply measured the plaque on the bottom of the chimes so I knew what size to print out on the vinyl. Then, I used the weeder tool and peeled off the excess vinyl and then applied transfer tape to the top it. That way I can easily adhere it to the wind chimes. And if all that seems foreign or complicated to you, don’t worry! I have another blog post coming up soon where I go into much more detail on how to use the Cricut Machine and their products. So be sure to be on the lookout for that if interested!

Here it is with nothing on it.
Here is the vinyl decal with the transfer tape on it.
I use the Cricut Scraper tool to smooth it out and make sure it sticks on there well.
Here is what it looks like once you carefully peel the transfer tape off!
The final product! So cute!

After adding the vinyl decal to the bottom of it, the refreshed wind chimes are officially done! How quick and easy is that?! I always love to take something and transform it into something I love even more. This was such a perfect quick and easy DIY project and y’all know those are my favorite! Just like my easy tray refresh project I did a few weeks ago too! Let me know what you think about the wind chimes and how they turned out below!

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Charity
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  • Pat Pat on Jun 16, 2021

    Did painting them change the sound?

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  • Shaza Lee Shaza Lee on Jun 14, 2021

    the chimes cannot move to make any sounds the way they are hung and obstructed on both sides by the ladder


    • Charity Charity on Jun 14, 2021

      They are actually not obstructed and I can hear them just fine. They have plenty of room.

  • Lynne Lynne on Jun 15, 2021

    really cute! i love wind chimes, i have them everywhere

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