How To Make A Wine Bottle Wind Chime

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Wine bottles are beautiful and sturdy. Here are steps to transform your favorite wine bottle into a fun and functional wind chime for your home.
Wine Bottle Wind Chime by Groovy Green Glass


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Collect your materials. You will need:


An empty glass wine bottle


A wet saw (a glass saw or a tile saw with a glass blade)


Polishing tools or sandpaper (various grits)


A drill


A 1.25 inch wooden ball


A 2 inch wooden heart


3 small screw eyes


Metal chain


2 key rings


A metal clip


Pliers (or any other tool to open up the chain links)
Cutting Your Wine Bottle
Using a glass saw or a tile saw with a glass blade, cut the bottom of your wine bottle. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Rotate your bottle so the blade evenly cuts all around the bottle. Keep your bottle wet, and take your time. This will reduce chips and lower your chances of cracking the bottle.
Remove Chips And Polish Your Edges
After cutting your bottle, you will want to remove any chips around the bottom. We have equipment to do this at Groovy Green. We polish the glass using various grits of diamond polishers. However, you can always use sandpaper in various grits to help make rough spots smoother. Just like smoothing wood, start with a coarse grit and move slowly to a finer grit.
The Wind Chime Assembly


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After you have your bottle cut and smoothed, you will begin work on your wooden pieces. Drill a hole on both ends of your wooden ball. Drill a hole in your wooden heart.


Wash the debris from your bottle and remove the label.


Connect the wooden pieces together with screw eyes and metal chain. Then connect your wind catch (wooden pieces) to your key rings with metal chain that is the length of the bottle. Add some additional metal chain to the top of your key ring to allow the bottle to hang. Once all the pieces are connected, hang and enjoy.
Suggested materials:
  • Wine Bottle
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  • Tlw6933834 Tlw6933834 on Sep 20, 2017
    Love them!!! I have been making these....what is the thickness of the wooden heart? and how well (or long) does the eye screw stay in place?

  • Su Su on Apr 27, 2020

    What size and name is the metal chain links? I wish to add Gem stones and beads to mine, but the metal chain is too big and I can’t find anything local smaller at the moment

  • Pat77759527 Pat77759527 7 days ago

    how do i keep the wooden ball from moving up to the neck of the bottle?

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  • Gle17465133 Gle17465133 on Apr 21, 2017
    ...you can't go wrong using wine bottles for different projects....I cut holes in the bottom the size of a nickel & run /stuff Christmas lights in them. They too make great gifts (for a retired lady on S.S.). Couldn't you make 5 of these & hang them together for a wind chime? Thanks for sharing...

  • Shirley Jemmett Shirley Jemmett on Jul 17, 2022

    I would also use vintage & unique liquor bottles for these. Specialize for that someone who loves Brandy, Rum, Vodka etc.

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