There is something so delightful about making a project that is a miniature version of what is expected, and today I’m sharing a fun craft idea that is just that. These miniature beaded DIY wind chimes can be made in a flash, and they are darling hung outdoors, indoors and everywhere in between! Let me fill you in on how to make a set of miniature wind chimes of your own.
Miniature DIY Wind Chimes Supplies:
- Darice 3-inch Wood Heart Cutout
- Acrylic Paint and Foam Brush
- Heavy Duty Hole Punch or Drill with 1/16″ Bit
- Darice .75mm Silver Metallic Elastic Yarn
- Darice Miniature Silver Wind Chimes, set of 5
- Darice Glass Bead Assortment (I used orange)
When the paint is dry, use the hole punch (or drill) to make 7 holes along the edge of bottom corner of the heart shape, as well as two holes on the top curves of the heart (for hanging). Refer to the photo below for the hole placement.
Note: If using a drill for this step, be sure to use a small brace of some sort to anchor the piece to a work surface as you drill, and apply only the lightest pressure to prevent the piece from splintering as you drill.
On the opposite end of the yarn strand, thread the yarn through the holes at the top of one of the chime pieces. Secure with a knot. Use scissors to trim away any excess yarn. Repeat with the remaining chime pieces, so that chimes are hanging from the four outermost and the one center hole you made in the previous step.
Cut two additional pieces of the metallic yarn, and secure them through the two remaining holes by tying with a knot as you did for the other yarn pieces. Thread an assortment of the glass beads onto the yarn.
When you reach the end of each of the beaded yarn pieces, carefully tie each end of the yarn in 2-3 stacked knots, so that the beads are anchored in place.
Cut two 12-inch sections of ribbon, and thread each section through the holes at the top of the heart, working from the front of the piece to the back. Tie the ends of each ribbon piece in a knot to secure, as shown.
Your miniature beaded DIY wind chimes are complete!
This DIY wind chimes project can be personalized by using any shape of wood cutout you wish and your favorite shades of paint and beads. There are so many fun possibilities!
In addition to being perfect hung in an outdoor garden, these little DIY wind chimes are so fun when hung on a doorknob to use as a little sign that someone is coming or going.
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you’re inspired to create something unique and fun very soon.
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.