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DIY Wind Chime Made with Clay Terracotta Pots


Terracotta wind chimes are not only an attractive decoration to have in your garden, but also a musical instrument that fills the air with delightful sounds. This simple DIY wind chime requires just a few materials but makes a big impact in the garden.

reading text'  "Terracotta Pot Wind Chime" With Assembled DIY Wind Chimes

Not only is it beautiful to look at, but terracotta also emits a beautiful and distinctive sound. I’m a big fan of terracotta and I use it in the garden in many ways. It’s so versatile! Put that quality to use by making a beautiful looking (and sounding) DIY wind chime.

Here’s how to make wind chimes using terracotta pots!

Outside empty terracotta pots of different sizes
You’ll want a variety of terracotta pot sizes for this project.

History of Terracotta Pottery

The name terracotta comes from the Latin word meaning “baked earth”, which is actually terracotta: baked clay,

Terracotta with figures has been used in Greece for thousands of years up to 3,000 BC, Often used for utilitarian purposes, terracotta was a common material for roofs, bricks, and sarcophagi.

Terracotta pots are also of ancient times, As The ancient Romans and Egyptians deliberately planted plants in pots. Fast forward several thousand years, and gardeners around the world They still prefer to use terracotta pots for the earthy look.

Why do I love using terracotta in the garden?

Terracotta flower pots are symbols of the garden in their own right Versatility, durability and affordability. They come from the earth and act as a more solid soil for the plants.

Pottery is porous and will break when frozen. However, if you use them from spring to fall and store them for the winter, they will last for years.

porous soil Allows air and moisture to flow easily through the pots, making them a good choice for plants that prefer good drainage and dislike sitting in water. On the other hand, the same porosity can mean Plants dry out a bit quicker in terracottawhich means it is not best suited for growing All plants.

Herbs, succulents, and many annuals perform very well in terracotta.

pottery wind chimes
The finished wind chime can be hung on a tree or on a shepherd’s hook.

How to make wind chimes out of terracotta

Even though this DIY wind chime is made from some pottery, its sound is amazingly musicalIn the garden space complements the beauty of its surroundings.

teres of different sizesRakota pots allow each pot to make a different sound when knocked together. Using beads inside the pots creates a weight that will cause each pot to bang on the other, Create a cacophony of sound with buzzing bees and chirping birds.

Material

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Visit your local craft or garden store and look for different sizes of terracotta pots. I was able to find exactly three pots Same shape in size, there was little difference in diameter and height,

Choose a sturdy lanyard that can be used in an outdoor setting. look for a synthetic cord for outdoor projects Because in most of the cases it is the strongest and long lasting.

Three Terracotta Pots, Outdoor Cord, and Stone Pendant
You can also paint your terracotta pots with outdoor paint for a personalized look.

Begin Assembling the Wind Chimes cutting a length of string that matches the length of the wind chime When it will be completed. For this project, my cord was cut to 36 inches long. This allowed me to have lots of extra cord at the end which was easy to cut off at the end.

small terracotta pot to hold beads
Make sure your beads are larger than the holes in the bottom of the terracotta pots.

thread the rope through the charm (in this case, the clay necklace pendant) and slide it down the middle of the rope. Gather the two ends together and then through a large bead attach the two ends of the rope to the place of the charm.

pendant on an external cord
Your charm will hang from the bottom of your wind chime.

wrap a piece of tape around the ends of the coreTo make it easier to thread them into the beadwork if necessary. Tie a knot just above the wooden bead, and measure where the bottom terracotta pot will sit.

Putting a Bead on a DIY Wind Chime Cord
Tape is the best trick for beading on cord this thick!

insert both ends of the string into hole in the bottom of the smallest terracotta pot And hold the string and see how it hangs. If you are happy with the height and the sound when you shake it a bit then you can proceed to the next step.

A pendant and terracotta pot on a rope
Start with the smallest pot and work your way up.

If you need to adjust it further, loosen and readjust until you are happy with the placement.

Outdoor cord with pendant attached via earthen pot
Be sure to pick up and test your wind chime as you go along.

thread both ends of the rope through another wooden bead and tie a knot where you want the top second largest terracotta pot To sit.

DIY terracotta pot wind chime lying on a table
Play with how many pearls you want to add for each level.

Continue adding clay pots and beads and tying knots until you reach the top of your wind chime. Finish by tying a knot at the top of the two pieces of rope to form a loop. Where you would like to hang the wind chime. Cut off the ends of the string.

DIY wind chimes lying on the table
Forming a loop at the top for easy hanging.

hang your terracotta wind chimes on a shepherd’s hook or tree, Then wait for the good wind to come and the music to start.

That’s it! I hope you enjoy seeing and hearing your new beautiful clay wind chimes!

DIY Hanging Wind Chime Made of Terracotta Pots
Bring your terracotta pot wind chimes with you so they don’t break during the winter.

FAQ about DIY wind chimes

What Type of String Should You Use for Windchimes?

You want a strong outdoor cord that will hold up to rain and wind while the wind chimes move. I used a white paracord for my DIY wind chimes, but you can also use other outdoor cords like 3-ply jute.

How do these wind chimes sound?

It depends on what type of beads you use to fill your windchime. Clay and wooden beads will have a slight tinkling sound. The placement of the beads will also determine how they sound. When making your wind chime, shake the pot to make sure you are happy with the sound before adding the next bead.

What is the purpose of wind chimes?

In ancient China, wind chimes were believed to ward off evil spirits. Attracting kindred spirits. Now, wind chimes are hung to enjoy Their soothing sounds, sometimes in memory of a lost loved one, and sometimes, just for the pleasure of listening to their beautiful voices.

Where did wind chimes originate?

Just as terracotta has been used since ancient times, similarly wind chimes are also used. However, wind chimes were first made in Asia in 1100 BC.

Is it easy to make a wind chime?

Absolutely! This terracotta wind chime is very easy to make for beginners. You can of course make something more complicated like this beaded wind chime, but creating something beautiful and musical can be as simple as this terracotta pot design.

DIY Hanging Wind Chime Made of Terracotta Pots

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DIY Wind Chimes With Terracotta Pots

This simple DIY wind chime made from terracotta pots will turn your garden into a musical symphony of sounds! Here’s how to make one of your own.

  • Visit your local craft or garden store and look for different sizes of terracotta pots.

  • Choose a sturdy lanyard that can be used in an outdoor setting.

  • Begin assembling the wind chime by cutting a length of cord that will correspond to the length of the wind chime when completed.

  • Thread the string through the talisman, slide it over the middle of the string, and gather the two ends together.

  • Connect the two ends of the rope through a large bead to hold the charm in place.

  • If necessary, wrap a piece of tape around the ends of the string to make it easier to thread them through the bead.

  • Tie a knot just above the wooden bead, and measure where the bottom terracotta pot will sit.

  • Insert both ends of the rope into the bottom or the hole of the smallest terracotta pot and hold the rope to see how it hangs.

  • Thread both ends of the string through another wooden bead and tie a knot where you want to place the top of the second largest terracotta pot.

  • Continue adding clay pots and beads and tying knots until you reach the top of your wind chime.

  • Finish by tying a knot to form a loop at the top of the two pieces of rope where you want to hang the wind chimes. Cut off the ends of the string.

  • Hang your terracotta wind chimes on a shepherd’s hook or on a tree and wait for the wind to blow and the music to begin.



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