I’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.
For this craft you will need:
- 1 Large Can
- Bamboo sticks
- Sheets of Gemz or Bling on a Roll
- Fishing Line
Cut the Gemz sheets to the width you want and continually stick them to the can until it’s covered in blingy gems.
Use a drill with a small bit to drill holes through the can and attach fishing line.
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?)
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.
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