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Wind chimes made with cans.



I am always so excited when I create a new project!

I see it in my head and I quickly transform it into reality!

Like this beautiful Wind chime!!

Then I get even more excited knowing that I’m going to show it to y’all!


Here’s the Supplies you will need :

• 3 different size cans

• prints you want to use . I used Prints from Decoupage Central

• wire

• Wooden beads

• scissors

• Hot Glue

• Minwax satin sealer

• textured tile or textured wallpaper if you choose to add this texture to your can

• material or ribbon for bow

• white or ivory paint you can use whatever brand you have on hand.

•Elmer’s clear glue

• Dixie Bell wax Brown



I went ahead and made a hole on the top of each can for the wire to run through it .

I decided to add this textured tin Faux tile on one of my cans . You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to .

I picked up these tiles awhile back from Family Dollar.

I just look the look it creates .

It changes the whole look of the can !

I then painted all three cans in this Ivory color . Just so when I added the prints they would show up nicely.

I only applied one coat of paint on each one including the textured tile can.

I let them dry all the way .

I picked out the prints I wanted to use.

These are all from Decoupage Central!

They always have such a wonderful selection!

I tore all the edge and was ready to glue them on my cans!

I love this dragonfly!

I glued everything with Elmer’s glue!

This butterfly was fun to I had to use her as well!

They all came out so pretty!

I of course had to grunge them up !

I used my favorite Dixie Belle Wax in Brown!

This step is your choice!

I ran my wire through each can .

I added the wooden beads in between each one .

This is a tricky part just play with it a little until they are spaced how you want them .

I twisted the wire around each bead to keep them in place .

Here it is I love the grunginess and the spacing of each can !

I took my material and made my bow . You can use ribbon if you want to instead .

I just looped my material back and forth to create the bow .

I also used this fun crackle rubber stamp to add a little more detail to the cans .

When everything was dry I gave each can a light coat of my favorite sealer Minwax satin !

Here it is so beautiful!

I love it !


I absolutely love how this Wind chime made with recycled cans came out !

It amazes me how 3 simple plan ole cans can come to life and be transformed into this beautiful Wind chime !

These are perfect to hang anywhere it will be protected from the weather since you are using paper prints .

Even though I sealed it you still need to keep it in a covered area like your porch .

This is so easy and budget friendly!


I hope you give this a try.

I know you will love this project as much as I do!


Here’s another super inexpensive project for you to make!

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun beautiful items to add to your decorating!


It all starts just by using a little imagination and a few supplies!


I’m alway trying to create adorable budget friendly projects and this one is another perfect one!


I hope you give this Wind chime a try !

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Happy creating!


Prints available here

Decoupage Central


Wooden beads


Minwax satin


Dixie Belle wax brown



Crackle rubber stamp


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