Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!: Make These Glass Wind Chimes

(Image credit: Monster Circus)
Maker: Metta
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes
Project Cost:
(Image credit: Monster Circus)

Wood and glass combine together to make these beautiful and modern wind chimes. Hang them inside for a little bit of art, or outside for a little bit of music.


  • Glass dome/ glass inserts for votives
  • Wood beads
  • Crystal beads/ trimmings
  • Nylon thread/ fishing line
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional)


  1. Start by threading a large wooden ball onto the nylon string.
  2. Then, string together a couple of crystals in a combination of your choosing.
  3. End with another wooden bead, if desired.
  4. Secure the nylon string to the glass votive, using a wooden bead as a stopper within the glass dome. Or, you can glue the wooden bead to the top of the glass.

(Image credit: monsterscircus)

Many thanks to Metta for sharing how to make these glass wind chimes. Find more detailed info and photos on her blog, Monsters Circus.

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