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Unique Wind Chimes

Make Your Porch Sing

There's nothing quite like sitting on your porch listening to the sound of chimes on a slightly breezy day.



Even in the cooler months, it's enjoyable to hear the gentle sounds of unique wind chimes like the ones we found here.



Glass wind chimes are popular, but they aren't the only kind. Ceramic wind chimes, bamboo wind chimes, and even wood and metal can make your porch more festive. The soft sounds from wind chimes can be relaxing, don't you think? The one pictured here is bamboo.


Video: Hanging Wind Chimes on a Vinyl Soffit



We hung our wind chimes without making any holes in the vinyl soffit


How Wind Chimes Work

When the rods of the wind touch a suspended central clapper, sound is made. Or sometimes sound is made when the rods have contact with each other. Wind chimes chime more as the wind blows.

You can see the direction of the wind by watching the chimes. Wind chimes are often thought to bring good luck.

They make a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Or treat yourself to a new wind chime to hang on your porch or deck. My good friend, Donna, has a collection of wind chimes.




Making Wind Chimes

If you were wondering how to build unique wind chimes, here is one idea: You can make silverware wind chimes from miscellaneous utensils like spoons, knives and forks that you get at a thrift store. Start by drilling holes in the handles.

I've read that you can take a fork, heat it and then carefully pull back each of the tines with pliers in a north, south, east, west direction so that the tines of the fork are curled.

Then you can hang your utensils from the curled fork tines. Knives will make lower sounds than forks. Try hanging a spoon in the middle with forks all around it. Experiment to get pleasant sounds.


Pictures of Wind Chimes

Wind chimes are a thoughtful gift for a housewarming, birthday, holiday or just because. The recipient will remember you when they hear the gentle sounds from their wind chimes.




Ooooh! A butterfly wind chime that is also a lantern. And it is solar powered. We found this on Amazon. We saw a similar one that has dragonflys, too.




A very colorful wind chime that is sure to brighten a porch or garden. We found this on Amazon.


dragonfly wind chimes

Beautiful bluejay wind chime. I love this!



cascading butterfly wind chime

For the butterfly lover - a cascade of butterflies




If you love chickens and roosters, this is especially for you. We found the one above on Amazon.



You can find a nice selection of windchimes on Amazon. And many of the pictures you see on this page are from Hayneedle, another online retailer we like, too. Plow and Hearth is yet another.


unique wind chimes - oriental style gong

An oriental flair - gong style wind chime



window sprite wind chime

A window sprite chime



owl windchime

Any owl lovers out there? This is so cute.



grace notes windchime

Classic grace notes wind chime


You can find similar chimes on Amazon.


brass leaf windchime

Beautiful brass leaf wind chime



tuscany windchime

Lovely tuscany chimes


If you love windchimes, we found a nice selection on Amazon as well as Hayneedle.


gilbert gooney windchime

Cute and rather funny! Gilbert gooney chimes





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