How To Make a Driftwood Wind Chime

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2 Hours

Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by

If you love the sounds of chimes blowing in the wind. Learn how to make a driftwood wind chime in 5 easy steps.

How To Make a Driftwood Wind Chime:

Driftwood is one of those pieces of beauty. Each piece is unique and if you think about how it was created, it’s just amazing. A fallen tree goes from water to sand to drifting around. Since I love walking around on the beaches and near the rivers I have collected many pieces of driftwood of all different sizes. So I had enough pieces to create a driftwood wind chime.


  • Driftwood
  • Strong Hemp String
  • Drill( The Dremel is also a great tool to drill a hole)
  • Screw hook
  • 2 small screws

How To Assemble Driftwood Wind Chime:

Step 1: Gather The Driftwood

Gather all the driftwood you have and make sure they are odd shaped pieces of driftwood. They look best when grouping them. Don’t try to organize them. They need to look uneven when you hang it

Step 2: Drill Hole

Take each driftwood piece and drill a hole in the middle. The driftwood is pretty hard so I used a 1/8 inch drill bit and that created a hole big enough to pass the rope through.

Step 3: Stringing the driftwood

Take a small screw and tie it first before you start threading the rope. It prevents the rope from sliding through the hold. Wet the tip of the rope so it’s easy to pass through the hole. The last piece you need is to tie the second screw at the top and leave at least 5 inches of rope to attach to the screw hook. Use pliers to close the screw hook to avoid the rope from sliding off.

Step 4: Hanging the chime

Screw the hook in the patio ceiling or wherever you are going to hang it. Now you can hang your driftwood chime and it will make pretty sounds in the wind.

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  • Robyn Robyn on Jul 25, 2022

    I don't want to be funny, but does this wind chime make any sounds? I love the driftwood idea, I have a sunroom that I think would be perfect for hanging something like this! Now I am going to start collecting driftwood while I go for my walks... thank you for sharing this idea, it's cool looking! 😎

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  • Leslie Leslie on Jul 25, 2022

    Nice, thank you for sharing. I think if I make one that is similar out of sticks I may collect I will add a bell to the bottom and use a thin cable with crimps instead of the rope.