How to Make a Jingle Bell Windchime


How to Make a Jingle Bell Windchime

How to Make a Jingle Bell Windchime
How to Make a Jingle Bell Windchime

When the holidays are over and the weather gets warmer, you can still show your love for jingle bells with some garden craft ideas. Learn how to make a Jingle Bell Windchime that looks amazing. Fashioned using a children's bicycle wheel, leather belts, and old bells, this DIY project is truly a site to behold. When you learn how to make DIY wind chimes, you cut out the need to head to a home decoration store. You'll want to spend all of your time (or at least open the windows) once you complete this project.

Materials List

  • Children's bicycle wheel
  • Several old leather belts
  • An assortment of bells (I used old carriage bells from my great grandparents. Think about using family heirlooms for this wind chime, also)

How to Make a Jingle Bell Windchime


  1. Drill four holes in rim of wheel, each of them opposite the other in a T pattern.

  2. Cut out strips of leather in varying lengths leaving the buckle on the longest length.

  3. String the leather strip with the buckle into the middle of the wheel and tie a know to hold it in place. This leather strip and buckle will serve as the hanger and the holder for the largest bell.

  4. Attach the rest of the leather strips to the wheel using 24 gauge wire.

  5. Attach the bells to the bottom of each leather strip with the same wire.

Why You'll Love This Gardening Craft

1. Unique Decor Piece: Add a touch of whimsy and charm to your outdoor space with this one-of-a-kind Jingle Bell Windchime. The use of a children's bicycle wheel and repurposed leather belts give this project a rustic and playful aesthetic that will surely catch the eye of visitors.

2. Eco-Friendly Crafting: By upcycling old bells and leather belts, you're not only saving these items from ending up in a landfill, but you're also reducing your carbon footprint. Embrace sustainability by turning forgotten items into a beautiful and functional piece of art for your garden.

3. Personal Touch: There's something special about creating your own wind chime from scratch. With this DIY project, you can customize the size, color, and placement of the jingle bells to suit your style and preferences. Plus, every time the wind blows and the bells tinkle, you'll be reminded of the time and effort you put into making it. Give your outdoor space a personal touch with a homemade Jingle Bell Windchime.

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Instead of a wheel, I think a metal wreath form might work as a substitute, or perhaps a round metal baking tin! I have strung several sizes of jingle bells together on a strap of holiday fabric, and hung it on the door so when guests arrive it gives them a cheery greeting! The kids loved pulling on it and it doubled as a musical instrument! This craft takes it to a new level and is so creative and clever! It could also be hung on a door as a jingle wreath!

A neat idea -- and fun to make as a garden ornament or as a project for the girls

This would be a good project for my Sunday School class but what smaller inexpensive round object could be used for the wheel?

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Very cool! Congrats to you for your creativity. I love these typres of things. Not crafty at all. Art!

very nice ...


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