DIY Upcycled Windchime from Vitamin Bottles
This DIY Windchime post is a guest post by Maria, from Living Ideas. Maria lives in a remote area at Riau – Indonesia and has been blogging since 2007.
I like to hear the voice of wind chimes on any occasion. The sound is so calming and helps me to better concentrate on my work. When I heard the sound of used vitamin tubes in the bin, suddenly I had an idea to make a windchime from those tubes!
-10 used vitamin tubes
-Worsted (or any yarn/twine)
-Acrylic lacquer paint
-Glitter glue (optional)
-Circular towel handle made of rattan (an embroidery hoop will work too!)
-Two or more big beads
-A small piece of cardboard painted with attractive color painting. I painted mine with shocking pink color
-Small paintbrush to decorate
How to make the DIY Windchime:
1. Wash the tubes, and then dry with a cloth.
2. Make a hole on the bottom of the tube by hitting the nail using a hammer.
3. Paint the tubes with acrylic lacquer paint. Let them dry.
4. Decorate the tubes with acrylic painting, glitter glue, or permanent marker. Do not use
beads, button, or paper, because they would decrease the sound of the windchime.
5. Insert the worsted into the hole on the bottom of the tube, pull out. Break the coconut
stick to 2 cm in length, then tie worsted in the middle of the coconut stick.
6. Pull out the worsted until the coconut stick stuck in the bottom of the tube. Cut the
worsted to 10 cm length. Repeat this process on the other tubes. Cut lengths of worsted for each tube:
12 cm, 14 cm, 16 cm, 18 cm, 20 cm, 22 cm, 24 cm, 26 cm, and 28 cm.
Note: These lengths are just a guide, each length should vary by about 1 inch, with the shortest being around 4 inches.
7. Tie the jute rope on the towel handle. Make a hanger from the jute rope to hang the
8. Tie the worsted on the towel handle, start from the shortest worsted until the longest. Now you have the tubes hanging in a sequence by the length of the worsted.
9. Assemble the beads with worsted, then tie the cardboard at the lower end of
worsted. Next, tie the other end in the middle of jute rope attached to the
handle towel. And it’s done!
atmosphere in your home with the sound.