How to Craft Chimes
Did you know that you could take old reddish-brown clay made of unglazed
ceramics to make chimes? (Terra Cotta Pots)
The pots will make up a nice batch of chimes. To get started you will
need up to ten ceramic pots. The diameter should be around 1 ¼ inch and
up to 1 ¾ inches. You will need wood, 4 inches time’s six plates and
varnish finish. You will need up to ten 5/8 inch grommet screws. Add up
to ten rounds of beads made of wood and around 3/8 inches of spool, i.e.
up to 30 pounds of anglers’ line. You will need wire up to 20 yardsticks,
i.e. spools and a 7/8 inch grommet screw.
How to make chimes:
Now you are ready to make your chimes. On the wooden plates, add a coat
of varnish, allow drying, and continuing a few times adding the varnish
as needed. Use your grommet 5/8 screw, and screw it in by hand, screwing
it into the plate. If you add, additional screws keep them an inch apart.
Cut your line measuring lengthwise. Next, at each end feed the line
through, and into the grommet screw. Work the line through until you
reach the lower region of the vessel.
Once you finish the step, run another line measuring lengthwise through
your beads of wood, and fasten so that it forms a dual bond. You can use
adhesives to fasten the area if you feel the need to do so.
Take the other vessels you have available to create your chimes,
threading them and regulate the measurement lengthwise as needed. You can
now add the grommet 7/8 screws to hang your chimes. Fasten the screws at
the middle of your crown plate. Use the wire outlined in this article to
hang your chimes.
You are now finished with your chimes. To complete this article I will
give you a few tips on crafting snakes to place beneath the lower areas
of your door so that you can keep wind out during the cold months.
If you do not have a yard of fabric around your house, purchase a yard of
strong textile weaves of fabric or corduroy. You will need thread that
coordinates with your fabric. In addition, you will need stuffing, dry
beans, and rice. Add some adhesives and felt, preferably red, white, and
Next, gather your fabric and trim up to 10 inches wide, and around 6-
inches lengthwise. Measure your door before cutting, since you will need
length wider than the bottom area of your door. Use two parts of the
outer regions of your fabric, gather and hand or machine sew at least 3
sides and around 3/8 inches away from the edge of your fabric. You will
need to leave a short region of your fabric available. On the right side
of your fabric conceal your seams and add your filling, i.e. stuffing.
Turn up your edges and then stitch them and choose additives to design
You can use glue, buttons, studs, etc to make your eyes if you choose to
do so. As well, you can use your felt to make up the mouth, nose, and so
on. Use the red felt to make the lips, tongue, etc, and the black to make
up the surrounding features about the eyes, since as lids, or brows.
The snakes will make up a great warming gift also. You can craft a few to
give to your friends, as well as keep a few around your home to keep it
warm in the winter months.