Wind ChimesI’m so excited to share this fun craft with you!  A few years back my husband and I went on a Caribbean cruise and on our different stops I noticed all of the wind chimes made with bamboo but for some crazy reason, I never bought one.  I’ve regretted it ever since.  Not only do I love how this wind chime turned out but I loved using Gemz by Darice to add a bit of “bling”.  This really sparkles in the sun!

When I received my box of Gemz, I loved all of the colors it came in and how easy it was to peel and stick these gems onto anything.  I am all about keeping things easy.  My 4-year-old was able to help with this craft and had fun telling me which colors to do next and helping to put them on.

Wind Chimes

For this craft you will need:

  • 1 Large Can
  • Bamboo sticks
  • Sheets of Gemz or Bling on a Roll
  • Fishing Line
  • Rope

Step 1:

Cut the Gemz sheets to the width you want and continually stick them to the can until it’s covered in blingy gems.

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Step 2:

Use a drill with a small bit to drill holes through the can and attach fishing line.

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Step 3:

Cut bamboo to the length you want it and drill a hole for fishing line to go through.  Tie the fishing line on to the bamboo.  My boys also wanted to decorate the bamboo with the Gemz so we added a little strip to the top and bottom.

(Just a note, you can buy bamboo sheets at some hardware stores but they can sometimes be pricey.  I got lucky and found a neighbor who grows bamboo in their yard.  Who would have thought you could grow bamboo in the desert?)

Wind chimes

Step 4:

Drill a hole through the top of the can to fit the rope and tie a knot so it hold.  Then hang outside and watch it shine.

Wind ChimesThis makes a perfect addition to our garden area (which is yet to be planted…sigh.  Hopefully Saturday!).

Wind chimes

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