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.

wind chimes on the porch in the early morning sun
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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

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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 from Silverware

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 carefully drilling holes in the handles. Make sure you know how to use power tools safely.

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 Beautiful and Unique 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.

butterfly wind chime from amazon
We found this beautiful butterfly wind chime on Amazon (affiliate)

butterfly wind chime from amazon
Another view of this beautiful wind chime on Amazon (affiliate)

multi-color urban windchime from amazon
A very colorful wind chime that is sure to brighten a porch or garden. We found this on Amazon (affiliate).

country rooster wind chime from amazon
If you love chickens and roosters, this is adorable! See it on Amazon (affiliate)

Unique Wind Chimes Make Fantastic Gifts

Wind chimes, because of their variety, make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Here are a few ideas Mary and I discovered.

memorial windchime with heart and teardrop
The angel wings are wrapped around a heart - See it on Amazon (affiliate)

With seven color changes, these hummingbird wind chimes are sure to light up your garden, porch, or yard. These will make any gardener very happy.

led hummingbird style wind chimes
Hummingbird wind chimes with solar powered light that changes colors - see on Amazon (affiliate)

Made to look handmade, weathered, worn, and imperfect, this wind chime is ideal for anyone who has a flower or vegetable garden, porch, or patio.

iron drop wind chimes for garden
Windchime bells made from recycled metal - see on Amazon (affiliate)

For the bird lover, this windchime will be well received. With stained glass leaves and two birds swinging gently in the breeze, hang this wind chime where it can be seen.

iron drop wind chimes for garden
Designed with colorful stained glass leaves - see on Amazon (affiliate)

unique wind chimes - amazing grace

Amazing Grace wind chime - see on Amazon (affiliate)

You can find a nice selection of wind chimes on Amazon (affiliate).

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