The soft sound of the wind, rolling and whispering into your ears…. And you might ask “who has seen the wind… neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads you know the wind is passing by”…. A beautiful quote by Tennyson….which expresses the subtleness of the breeze. The humming of the wind chimes is like the wind knocking at your door. And talking of all this I would love to make DIY wind chimes!!
Let’s share this little wind chime tutorial:
DIY bottle cap wind chime
- 40-50 bottle caps
- Metal wire thick aluminum will do.
- Center piece or the base like an old CD, metal strainer, tin can etc
- Piercing tool like a drill or hammer.
- Lay the bottle cap flat face down on a piece of scrap wood and drill or punch the hole in near the edge of the cap.
- Take your wire and cut a moderately short length. How much wire exactly is up to you, depending on how long you’d like each chain link to be! I cut the wires probably around 2-1/2 inches long.
- Hook the length of wire through the bottle cap’s hole. Leave one end with a long “tail.” You’ll be using this extra wire to attach the second bottle cap.
- Wrap the length of wire around itself. Tightly secure the wrapped wire. Use pliers to press the loop closed so the bottle cap will not fall off. One bottle cap hooked on.
- Now, repeat this process with the remaining length of wire and another bottle cap.
- Wrap and secure to complete the chain link.
- Continue attaching the links together until you’ve reached the desired length of your wind chime.
- Find the most convenient way to hook the centerpiece and the chains together with the wire. You can either drill or hook up the wires.
- Make a weaving out of fishing/ nylon wire around the centerpiece and tie it off at the end.
Your DIY wind chime made with bottle caps is ready to be hung for some sweet whistling in the breeze.