Soda Can Wind Chimes
Learn how to make wind chimes using stuff from your recycling bin with this fun craft tutorial. Soda Can Wind Chimes are great because the silver material glistens in the sun and the thin metal makes a lovely sound when it clinks against the attached washers.
Find out how you can make these pretty DIY wind chimes with this easy, recycled craft tutorial. Just because recycled craft ideas are made out of used materials does not mean they can't be gorgeous.
Garden decorations like these lovely Earth Day crafts will add some sparkle to your yard and cost you absolutely nothing to make.
Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting
History of Wind Chimes
While you are making this decorative craft, you may be interested in the history of wind chimes. Wind chimes are considered to be a type of percussion instrument usually made from tubes, rods, or bells that make melodic sounds when clanked together in the wind.
The ancient Romans had their version of wind chimes made from bronze. They would hang them in gardens or courtyards to ward off evil spirits. In later years in India and China, wind chimes were hung at the edges of pagoda roofs to ward off pesky birds as well as evil spirits. As years went on, wind chimes became a symbol of status, growing more intricate in design and constructed to be more harmonious and pleasant to listen to.
Today, they are used as beautiful, outdoor decorations usually decorated with florals or natural colors. Now that you know wind chimes were used for good luck, you can make this fun craft to ward off those pesky evil spirits.
What's your favorite place to put a wind chime?
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