Many years ago I bought a large and rather pricey set of wind chimes. I loved the sound they made. The larger the metal tubes, the deeper the tone – so these didn’t have a “tinkle” sound, it was much fuller, closer to church bells. Sadly, the wooden ring they hung from was eventually weakened enough by exposure to the elements and temperature changes that it broke. I kept the chimes themselves, though, hoping I’d figure out a way to repair or re-use them. They lay in a corner of the shed for a year or so, and then along came Pinterest, savior of all shed junk.
I found this on a friend’s blog and pinned it for later use (for when I could talk someone else into drilling holes for me). Here’s how my version turned out:
Michael and John did all the work (with me nagging incessantly). They chose a Y-shaped branch from a big limb that fell in a recent storm, drilled a hole for each chime and a hole at each of the three ends. Everything was strung with fishing line and anchored with some large-bore beads I had handy (buttons would have worked just as well). And yes, I will be moving the birdhouse. I can just hear the bird version of House-Hunters: “I can’t possibly live right next to those loud chimes!”
I’m linking this up to Oh, How Pinteresting, The 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge, Works for Me Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, and The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions.
And wind chimes, by the way, make great Christmas gifts!
Priced at just $4.99, it is now available in every format your little heart could desire at Smashwords, or, if you prefer, it’s also for sale in a Kindle version at Amazon or a Nook version at Barnes and Noble!