Wooden Tree Cookie Wind Chimes From Nature
I gathered these tree cookie slices in January from a closed Christmas tree lot figuring I’d use them to make something someday. Today was that day. Follow along as you see what they became.
Today’s project was inspired by finding a small branch while walking in the park. It reminded me that I had some branches out in my yard drying out for a future project. I got out my circular saw and trimmed down my dried long branches and selected one to use for the top of my wind chimes.
Once I decided which branch I liked, I got my drill and drilled some holes, so I could string my wood slices to the branch.
After drilling my branch, I began drilling holes in my tree slices to be able to string them together. Each slice, except for the last one on each string, got a top and bottom hole drilled into it
Once all of my wood slices were drilled, I used fishing line to tie a few together to hang from the branch. I used fishing line to thread through the hole I drilled in my branch as well.
I used separate pieces of fishing line to tie into triple knots for each hole. I then attached each string of tree branch slices to the branch.
After all of my strings were attached to the branch, I added eye hooks to both sides of my branch and tied a piece of jute rope to the hooks.
I went from having scraps of Christmas trees to wind chimes in about two hours.
- Tree cookies (Arteza)
- Wooden Branches (Found it)
- Jute rope (Dollar Tree)
- Eye Hooks (Walmart)
- Fishing Line (Walmart)