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Mason Jar Wind Chime

What a charming idea! A mason jar wind chime is a delightful way to repurpose old mason jars and add a touch of rustic charm to your outdoor space. Simply clean and prepare the mason jars, then attach them to a metal ring or a wooden dowel using wire or twine. Add some metal washers, small bells, or other sound-emitting materials to create a melodious sound when the wind blows. Hang your mason jar wind chime from a tree branch or a porch, and enjoy the soothing sounds and rustic beauty it brings. This project is easy to make, eco-friendly, and perfect for a garden party or a cozy backyard gathering.

Craft Supplies You Will Need

  • Mason Jar, 8oz
  • Glass beads in assorted shapes, sizes and colors
  • Floral wire, 22 gauge
  • Wire, 12 gauge
  • Wire cutter or scissors
  • Pliers
  • Ruler

How to Make a Mason Jar Wind Chime

Preparing the beaded strands

  1. Cut 6 pieces of floral wire 20” long.
  2. Working one strand at a time, thread one of the larger glass beads with wire. Loop the end of the wire through the bead and wrap it around the other side to secure the bead in place.

3. Continue adding beads to the wire until your strand measures 10 ½” long. Loop the end of the wire through the last bead to secure in place.

4. Repeat with the remaining 5 pieces of cut wire to have 6 strands of beads in total. Put aside.

5. Cut 3 pieces of floral wire 14” long.

6. Working one strand at a time, thread the smallest sized beads on to this wire. Loop the end of the wire through the bead and wrap it around the other side to secure the bead in place.

7.  Continue adding beads to the wire until your strand measures 6” long. Loop the end of the wire through the last bead to secure in place.

8. Repeat with the remaining 2 pieces of cut wire to have 3 strands of beads in total. Put aside

Assembling the wind chime

  1. Cut a piece of thicker gauge wire 18” long.
  2. Fold the ends of the beaded floral wire around the silver wire alternating the short strand with two longer strands.

3. Wrap the silver wire around the rim of the mason jar twice and wrap the ends together with a pair of pliers.

4. Secure the beaded wire strands to the silver wire and trim off the excess wire.

5. Fold the shorter beaded strands upward and thread one large bead through all three wires. Next, fold the wire ends over to form a loop for hanging.

6. Secure the longer beaded strands to the silver wire in a similar manner. Ensure you have about 1” of empty wire exceeding past the base of the mason jar.

7. Cut another piece of floral wire about 3” long and wrap it around the top of the beaded strands just under the mason jar.

Fill the mason jar wind chime with pretty pebbles as we did here or even a small votive candle, then hang to enjoy! I can imagine how pretty the colorful glass beads would appear at night when illuminated.

 

 

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