A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,023
Currently Running With Scissors:
438 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Children's xylophone windchime  (Read 6995 times)
Tags for this thread: windchime  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
zieak
« on: February 15, 2006 05:49:28 PM »

You need:

    * $9.11 (more if you are less resourceful, less if you have non-monopolistic hardware stores)
    * Vice grip pliers or something similar
    * A drill and drill bits

Here is the meat of the project. The child's xylophone cost me a dollar at a Value Village. I broke off the metal pieces by hand and bought enough of the beaded keychains to hang them all. They were 50 cents each.



I found this clock in the free pile outside of Salvation Army. The aluminum piece is what finally inspired me to finish this project up. The price was originally marked at $5 and had dropped gradually to 12 cents. I'll be using most of it for other projects. Kind of like the plains indian tribes used most of the buffalo.

You can see that i have drilled holes in the piece of aluminum from the clock and hung the chimes. I played around with the order of them but having them in the same order as the xylophone makes the nicest sounds.

I didn't know what i wanted to use to hang the windchime up until i saw the beaded chain available in the hardware store. It was $.99 a foot and i bought 3 feet. I also bought two cable compression thingys and used my vice grips to tighten them down onto the beaded chain.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my personal site: Ryan McFarland
k8kre8s
hand-made, not slave-made
Offline Offline

Posts: 462
Joined: 02-Apr-2005

power to the cats


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006 05:59:50 PM »

that looks awesome!

*woefully wishes craftster had sound bites to play the pretty windchime*
THIS ROCKS   Logged

roxybadoxy
Offline Offline

Posts: 4707
Joined: 01-Aug-2005

Glcklich mich


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006 06:09:28 PM »

o my that is awesome! i'm sure it makes beautiful noises also!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

please help some animals by clicking here!
OH! and there are other tabs so you can do more helpful things. YAY!!
artymoi
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006 06:24:14 PM »

Very cool - what a great buy finding that xylophone for $1!   The metal pieces would be great to make tons of things with!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
onecraftybitch
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006 10:38:52 AM »

Love it!

Windchimes are wonderful! I loved that you used a xylophone- brilliant!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

daydreamer13579
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006 11:32:20 AM »

What a great idea, very creative. I love windchimes, and those are fantastic.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

minouette
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006 01:56:44 PM »

Very cool, pretty and thrifty! wow.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I opened an Etsy shop! Come visit http://minouette.etsy.com

(I have a wist too: http://minouette.wists.com)
rowlly
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006 03:17:11 AM »

I love this windchime.
I also to love hang things in my garden and decorate the garden with pretty and slightly different things than what everybody else has that they bought from the garden centre. TOP MARKS FOR THIS ONE.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

xveganettex
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2006 04:38:06 PM »

this is wonderful! i want to make one kind of spiraled
THIS ROCKS   Logged
groschveux
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2006 08:13:55 PM »

Awesome idea! Shocked
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Working With Blur Filters in Photoshop CS6
Anarchy in the Organism Artwork at London Cancer Hospital
Lightroom 2 Layout Features
Smart Collections in Lightroom 2
Using the Filter Bar in Lightroom 2
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes
Meatless Monday: No Meat Lasagna

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.