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DIY Wind Chimes | Musical Sensory Wall Decor Tutorial

In our home, we love instruments. We have all types from guitars to accordions. When we were working on the playroom and setting up the music corner behind the farmer’s market, I was trying to come up with something to hang on the wall, so I created these DIY Wind Chimes for the wall.


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These DIY wind chimes were very simple to make and the boys love them. When they play together in their room and I hear the delightful sound of strumming on the guitar and twinkling on the chimes, it fills my heart with happiness.

Shadow Box Wind Chimes for the wall are a fun, interactive decoration for playrooms. My boys brush the chimes with their fingers and tap them with a metal rod from their triangle to make music.


DIY Wind Chimes Square


DIY Wind Chimes for the Wall


What You Need



1. Fully disassemble the wind chimes, keeping the string in tact. If you do not have luck with the string, you will need to purchase some thin, sturdy string as well.


DIY Wind Chimes Supplies


2. Using the pipe cutter, cut each metal chime at the bottom (not the top where the holes are, as you will need to hang the chimes from there.). We made them play these notes: C, D, E, F#, G. To do this, you will need to cut them at different lengths. Keep in mind the bottom make curve some, so cut off a little longer than you are needing it. We used this guide for tube length. Find the All Musical Notes Calculator. When you click it it will automatically download. Check note accuracy using a tuner (you can find tuner apps on the computer and your smartphone if you do not have an actual tuner.). Our longest is just over 6 1/2 inches (and it plays a C.).


DIY Wind Chimes Cut Pipe


3. Take the shadow box frame apart; the one I purchased had a square frame set inside everything and this is where we hung everything so it would not show. Measure out where you want your chime pipes to hang. Mark the spots with a pencil then carefully drill a small hole on either side of the dot, big enough that the string will fit through.


DIY Wind Chimes Drill


4. Weave the string through. Start on the left by weaving one end of the string up through the furthest hole. Tie a loose knot if needed, so you can ensure you have enough string for the whole thing. Continue weaving the long end of the string through, first through the left then right side of the holes on the chime, then up through the next hole in the frame then back down through the hole after that then through another chime and so on until it is finished. You will want to string these either from longest to shortest or shortest to longest. We chose to hang them in the order they would be on a piano, longest (or lowest) to shortest (or highest). The final end of the string should go up through the last hole.


DIY Wind Chimes String


5. Carefully move the string and pipes around until they are all even, aligned at the top. To keep them in position, add a small knot on both ends and a dab of hot glue on the top of the string where it loops above the frame.

6. Once all chimes are in place, put the shadow box frame back together completely. Hang on the wall and make some music! We use the shadow box ledge to hold the metal stick from the triangle so they can plan notes individually.


DIY Wind Chime and Stick

The boys love it!
DIY Wind Chimes Hands

DIY Wind Chimes Stick

These DIY wind chimes are a great way to teach music notes, tuning (have the kids help!), and how sound works (longer pipes = lower notes and vice versa), and it also allows for some musical creativity! Your wall wind chimes also make for stylish wall decor that you can put anywhere around your home. I absolutely love wall decor that is also functional!
Wall Chime Stick Square
DIY Wind Chimes Cover

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What is your favorite instrument? Are you going to make DIY Wind Chimes? Where will you hang them to decorate? Share with me in the comments!

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  1. What a neat idea! Wind chimes are always fun for the little ones!

  2. These are really nice. I think you should do a book – seriously! I have played piano and guitar, and would love to play flute, but would need to afford lessons, and can’t now. It is good for kids to learn to read music, and not just play it, even if they don’t stick with it as they get to be teens.

  3. Love this idea! Cute and fun!

  4. These Wind chimes are just adorable! I really like how pretty they look on the wall and my kids would love to play with one of these.

  5. You are so creative! I love this DIY project!

  6. Looks so neat! You are so creative!!

  7. Margaret Maggie Porter

    This is so very cool!

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