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Fun craft with dry twigs
The sound of windchime is very soothing and calms your mind. I have 2 windchimes in my bedroom near my window. I thought of replacing one of the chimes with a handmade one so I didn't wait and made one right away. Want to know how I made it? check out the tutorial :)

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 193 projects »
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  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place 2 twigs in parallel on a flat surface,
    Glue 2 more twigs on both sides of the previous twigs to complete the frame.
    The plate needs a center for the clapper (clapper touches the chime tubes and causes sound), so glue 2 more twigs to form a cross inside the twig frame.

    Allow the glue to dry and the plate will be ready.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used 4 chime tubes.
    The chime tubes have holes on one side. Simply get the string through the hole and tie a knot so that the tube is safely tied to the string.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a longer string for the clapper.
    I inserted 2 beads on one side and tied a knot at that end so that the beads don't come out.
    Made another knot above the 2 beads, inserted a bead and a flat metal ring.
    I measured the length of the string and made sure that the metal ring touches the chime tubes.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 4
    Step 4

    This decoration is optional but it makes the chime look nice.
    Thread 4 glass beads in 4 separate strings and tie a knot at the end of the string so that the beads don't come out.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut 8 small twigs (mine were 3 inches long) and color them with golden paint,
    Drill a hole on any one sides of the twig and insert a string through the hole. I also added a glass bead with the twig.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 6
    Step 6

    Notice the colored circles on the twig frame (the first picture of this step), these circles indicate the positions of the chime tubes, clapper and decors:-
    Red circle- the clapper,
    Yellow circle- chime tubes,
    Blue circles- twig & glass beaded strings,
    Green circles- Glass beaded strings.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 7
    Step 7

    Simply wrap the string once or twice around the twig (on its required place) and tie a knot or two, making sure it doesn't come off.
    As you can see that the clapper should be placed in the center and the chime tubes should be near the clapper, making sure that the clapper touches the tubes.
    For each frame, I attached twig & glass beaded string on two sides and the single glass beaded string on the middle of it. You can come up with your own pattern or design for decorating the wind chime, but make sure to keep a balance on all 4 frames.

  • How to make chimes. D.I.Y Twig Windchime - Step 8
    Step 8

    You can attach the hanger before adding the chime tubes and other decors or after, as you wish.
    Take 4 long strings, fold each string into half for better strength.
    Take the strings through the corners of the frame (one string for one corner), tie a knot so that it doesn't come out,
    After attaching all 4 strings in 4 corners hold them together in the center.
    Tie 2-3 knots with an inch gap between them, you can use these gaps as hanging mechanism.
    Enjoy!

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