DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Posted By Gudy Herder / October 17, 2014 / 18 Comments

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus

Hello dear Eclectic Trend readers and hello October from Mette and monsterscircus. Ready for fall, northern hemisphere-rs? I’ve always had a thing for wind chimes and with the windy days I had to give it a try.

Oooh that soothing and melodious sound – and the fact that you in most cases can make your DIY wind chimes using material you can find around your home, it’s a perfect fall DIY. Though I’ve been shopping my local flea and found the most gorgeous glass domes and glass inserts for votives – and I was to lucky to find crystal beads and trimming from my old chandelier.

So what do you say, shall we make some unique and fun wind chimes?

Let’s roll.

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus


Glass dome/ glass inserts for votives

A pair of scissors

Nylon thread/ fishing line

Crystal beads/ trimmings

Wood beads

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus

Step 1.

Make sure your wood bead is larger than the opening of the glass dome.

Step 2.

Thread beads on the crystals.

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus

Step 3.

Use a strong thread like nylon to fasten the crystals.

Step 4.

Thread the line through the top of the dome and that’s all!

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus

If you visit your local antique mall, you’ll find a lot of vintage odd and ends, keys, locks or even silverware that would make a great wind chime too. But I really like the transparent look combined with the wood, to me it’s a super fun downright creative and modern look.

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus

In no time you can make your own little collection of different-size wind chimes – hang them at various heights from a pergola or the porch and listen as the glass and wood softly clink together with the wind.


Of course the wind chimes are meant for outside but I won’t be complaining looking at these each crisp fall mornings when having breakfast.

So let me hear, have you already made a homemade wind chime? If so be sure to link your project, we would love to see your creation.

Thank you so much for reading and I can’t wait to see you next month!

DIY Wind Chime with Monsterscircus

Please see former DIY projects from Mette here. You’ll have a hard time to pick your favorite. G, x


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  • October 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

    OHHH so pretty or SMUKT as we would say in Denmark :) Happy w e lovely ladies

    • October 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much dear Anya! Du er en skat:-) Ønsker dig en smuk uge!

  • October 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    These are so pretty, I don’t know how Mette always comes up with such great ideas x

    • October 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Aww you’re so kind Emma! Extremely happy that you enjoyed them! Wishing you a great week:-)

  • October 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    So beautiful and unique! Mette is a real DIY – star! :)

    • October 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Wauw Aga, thank you so much for making my week! Truly grateful for your kind words:-)

  • October 21, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Just pinned it on Pinterest! Always such beautiful and unique DIYs from the talented Mette! x

    • October 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      You did? Thank you so much Geraldine! Like I’ve said before it’s extremely easy o create for such an inspiring Lady like Gudy:-) Have a beautiful week!

  • Dani H
    October 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I LOVE wind chimes! Since I have two balconies, I can always use more. I’m going to have to go on the prowl through my apartment to see what I can use. And they ARE great gifts since everyone likes wind chimes, don’t they?

    Another lovely project, Mette! Thank you.

    • October 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Oh Dani! You & I are talking the same language, I’m so convinced too that everyone would love to be gifted with such a precious. Lucky you, two balconies? Then there’s always room for one more. Sounds wonderful, happy crafting! Bwt would love to see your creations Dani! Enjoy your week and thank you so much for your kind words.

  • Monica
    May 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm


    Sorry to bug you but I was wondering what type of crystals you are using to tread the beads into, I’ve been trying to find them at my locate craft stores but they seem to not know what I’m talking about. xD Thank you :)

    • Gudy Herder
      May 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Hi, please contact Anastasia of Monsterscircus on that topic, she is the creator behind the project.Thanks.

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