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Create a flowerpot windchime

Have a go at creating your own jingling wind chime to brighten up your garden using an up-cycled plant pot and old cutlery!


To get started, you’ll need:

  • An old plastic flowerpot
  • Glue gun (optional)
  • PVA glue
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colours
  • Coloured beads
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Metal spoons (x4)
  • Duct tape
  • Metal fork (x1)

Step 1: Decorating your plant pot

  • Find a small plastic plant pot
  • Turn your pot upside down and paint around the rim with a colour you like
  • Once it's dry, decorate the pot with flowers, swirls, spots or anything you like!
  • To waterproof your plant pot, paint it with a layer of PVA once your decorations have dried




Step 2: Attaching the cutlery

  • Find four old metal spoons and one fork to use
  • Tie a piece of string in a double knot around the middle of each spoon
  • Cut the pieces of string to a length you're happy with
  • Now do the same thing with your fork, but cut this piece of string 1-2cm shorter than the others

Step 3: Adding the beads

  • Spread PVA glue over the string holding the spoon, then thread on as many colourful beads as you want
  • Repeat the last step until there are beads on all the pieces of string
  • Leave the glue to dry

Step 4: Putting your windchime together

  • Thread a loop through the central hole of your plant pot,
    then tie a double knot
  • Use glue to secure the knot in place
  • Stick the top of each spoon's string to the inside of your
    pot using duct tape
  • Space your spoons evenly in a circle
  • Tape the fork's string so that it hangs in the middle of
    the your spoons
  • Hang your new wind chime outside and enjoy its
    relaxing sounds!

We’d love to see your finished wind chime!
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