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.
Wooden Tree Cookie Wind Chimes From Nature
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)