Clay Pot Snowman Wind Chime

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Clay Pot Snowman Wind Chime

Materials

  1. Clay pot 
  2. Dollar store sock
  3. Beads
  4. Bells
  5. Snowflakes
  6. Strong string
  7. 2-Large washers
  8. Thick string or hemp twine
  9. Orange Felt
  10. Scissors
  11. Black sharpie
  12. White spray paint
  13. misc embellishments
  14. Hot glue and glue gun or other strong adhesive

Directions

    1. Spray your clay pot with white outdoor rated spray paint
    2. Thread beads, bells and snowflakes on several different stings
    3. Tie all the strings to a washer
    4. Thread a thick durable sting or twine through washer and tie a knot on the bottom half of the washer
    5. Thread the other side through the hole in the clay pot and second washer, glue washer to the top and add a second knot on the top half (glue down to washer)
    6. Put sock on the bottom side of your clay pot and cut a small slit in the top to poke your string/ twine through
    7. Draw on eyes and mouth to the front of your clay pot using a sharpie
    8. Glue on a felt carrot nose
    9. Add any other embellishments and hang 

NOTE: If you  are wanting your bead strands to sit further apart, you can add a couple drops of glue next to the washer on the inside, sides of your pot and tack the strands in place, be sure to do this close to the washer or they will not chimes on the sides of the pot as well. 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Cindy

    Where can I find the beads and bells and snowflakes?

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there, most local craft stores will carry all 3, for the bells I found some in the Christmas section that where attached in a row that was similar to garland which worked great, other wise you can thread them on a string tying knots to space them out. For the snowflakes you can usually find them in the Christmas section of most stores or at your local craft store.

      Reply
  2. Becky Farr

    What size can pot did you use for the snowman wind chimes?

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there, the pot I used had appx a 6″ opening, but you really could use any size you want for it. If you go large just be sure to secure it well when hanging (because of the extra weight)

      Reply
  3. CHERRI HAIRSTON

    where did you get the jingle bells

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there I found mine at a local craft store, in with the Christmas stuff ( it was a made similar to a strand of garland, the bells where all connected on a piece of rope/string) But you can most likely find them at most any craft store in the craft section or in the Christmas section of most stores. I have also seen some similar in the past at a local dollar store.

      Reply
  4. CHERRI HAIRSTON

    what size terra cotta pot this is too cute perfect for my g/sons

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there, the pot I used had appx a 6″ opening, but you really could use any size you want for it. If you go large just be sure to secure it well when hanging (because of the extra weight)

      Reply
  5. Melanie

    Can you use plastic flowering pots

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there, I have not tried them with the plastic pots but I am sure it would work well (just be sure to use plastic paint so it does not chip off)

      Reply
  6. Niki

    How do you keep the charm strands from tangling together? The picture shows them spaced out evenly, but that would require an extra step that was not shown.

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there, if you are having issues with them getting stuck together you can add a little glue to the inside of the pot towards the washer at the top and glue them to the sides of the top (this will space them better but not too far apart)

      Reply
  7. Kathleen

    Is it ok to hang outside or should it be inside only

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      I put mine outside for most of the winter and did not have any issues (used e6000 glue to hold better than hot glue and added a outdoor rated sealer) , however it probably depends on the kind of winters you have, we do not get a ton of snow and it tends to stay in the 10 to 20’s FH.

      Reply
  8. Karen Otey

    How do you keep the sock from fraying when you snip a hole in it?

    Reply
    1. Sheena (Post author)

      Hi there, the sock I used did not seem to have any issues with fraying however I have heard of some lightly burning the edges or turning in the edges and hot gluing to help with fraying

      Reply

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