DIY Snowman Wind Chime
With all the sun catchers and wind chimes I have and have made, a snowman sun catcher for winter just seemed inevitable for me to make! I had a small terra cotta pot for his head so I combed the dollar stores in search of snow looking, shiny things. I assembled all my goodies. Let me show you how I made my DIY snowman wind chime.
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Paint the Snowman Head
First you will need to spray paint your pot white. I use a 4″ terra cotta pot a matte white spray paint. Use light sprays to cover the pot. It took several coats to cover totally.
Face and Hat for the Snowman Wind Chime
I had some clay noses from past projects so I glued it to the pot and used a marker to make his eyes and mouth. I took a footie sock, mine was too long so I just tucked the excess under, and put it in the top for his hat. Arrange the toe to drape down the side.
Beaded Strings for the Wind Chime
To begin, cut the strings, six of them 30” long. I use 20 lb test fishing line. Randomly, I began. A shiny ball for the bottom of the first one followed by small beads, snow flakes, stars and bells. Just start stringing and placing the sticky backed cut outs until you have 22” or so filled. I put 3 facet beads at the end of mine.
Now that all 6 strings are done, it’s time to start assembling him.
Assemble the Wind Chime
Take a washer and tie the strings to it spacing them evenly. A 24” piece of jute twine doubled and knotted will be the hanger. After that, thread it through the washer. I used E6000 and hot glue to attach the washer to the inside of the pot making sure the hanger is properly in place.
Fan the Strings
Once the washer is secured and the glue is dry, turn the pot over and fan the strings out evenly around the rim. Dot some hot glue inside the pot and fasten the string in place.
Hanger for the Snowman
Place the sock hat back on and find a good place to snip and thread the hanger though.
So there you go! He turned out soooo cute! I’m going to be sure and keep him under roof because he’s not fit to stay outside in the elements.
He is an adorable addition to my snowman collection and really pretty easy to make! So are you going to try one? Please leave your comment and pictures of your projects below.
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Helen Roberts says
Another adorable project, Sue Ellen. Love wind chimes and this one will go nicely in my green house. Thank you for sharing!
Sue Ellen says
Thanks Helen! Let us know if you make one.