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DIY Fairy Wind Chimes

Get a little whimsical with these fairy garden wind chimes.

Updated October 10, 2018
DIY Fairy Wind Chimes
DIY Fairy Wind Chimes
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You'll believe in magic when you see these beautiful fairy wind chimes!

This delightful project is a must for anyone who is looking to complete the perfect fairy garden. The fairy garden trend has been going strong for a few years now, and with projects as adorable as this it is easy to see why. Prop these wind chimes up next to the other items in your tiny garden--little mushrooms, birds, or even a miniature garden bench--and enjoy the added whimsy.

We made this project with fall in mind, but it's truly perfect for any season. You can exchange the golden tube beads for silver, rose gold, or copper. And you can add any color of beading accent that you like. This project would make a great gift for a friend who loves to be in the garden. You can bet that they will appreciate the one-of-a-kind gift.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGardening

Easy

Materials List

  • Jewelry wire. You'll need 8-10 pieces cut into pieces about 3.5" long, plus another piece that's about 8" long.
  • 10 seed beads (optional)
  • 1 larger bell-shaped bead with holes for hanging the chimes
  • 8-10 long tube-shaped beads
  • 1 mini bookmark from the jewelry section of the craft store
  • Small pliers for trimming the jewelry wire
  • Optional: Hot glue gun
  • Optional: Small decorations like metal leaves, fairy wings, or butterflies.

Fairy Wind Chimes

Editor's Note: I was able to easily find all of these materials in the jewelry aisle of the craft store. You could also use leftover beads that you have on hand or possibly recycle an old pendant from a necklace you no longer wear. There's a lot of room for creativity here!

Instructions

  1. Count the number of holes in your bell-shaped bead and plan to use 1 tube-shaped bead for every hole.

    My bead had 10 holes, so I set aside 10 beads.

  2. Measure out 10 pieces of jewelry wire that are a little more than twice as long as your tube beads. When in doubt, cut the wire a little longer so you have room to secure it.

  3. Bend each piece of wire in half. Loop it through one of the holes on your bell-shaped bead.

  4. Squeeze the ends of the wire together and thread both of them through one of your tube beads. Move the bead down the wire until you have about .25" of the ends of the wires sticking out of the end.

  5. Use your pliers to gently crimp the exposed .25" of wire up the side of your tube bead, securing it in place.

  6. Repeat this with your other tube beads.

  7. Attach the bell-shaped bead to the end of your bookmark using another piece of jewelry wire. You can add seed beads here to embellish if you wish.

    Using more jewelry wire or hot glue, add any additional decorations or details as desired. Michelle Leslie at A Crafty Mix has a great idea for making fairy wind chimes like these actually make noise!

  8. Place your wind chimes in your fairy garden and enjoy!

Spooky Extras!

This DIY project is the perfect addition to your Spooky Fall Fairy Garden! You can see the finished fairy garden in the photo below.

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Oh my look at this lovely wind chimes for putting in your fairy garden. I love the way it comes together so quick and easy. I have the bookmarks laying around the house and would never have thought to do a wind chime with it. You can change out the color of the bead cap or style and the tube beads too. This will look great in any fairy garden.

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