Are you drawn to nature?
The air is finally getting a bit crisper in Georgia. I find myself sitting on the steps out front, while the kids ride bikes, and not melting. Its lovely.
Even my dogs are acting like pups and frolicking in the yard. There is something about the fall. There is a freshness and a feeling of change that excites us. I can’t be outside all day everyday, so I try to bring the outside in my home, whenever I can.
I love the simplicity of this project. Its natural elements look beautiful and speak for themselves. Here’s how you can make your own wood wind chime.
I started with tying some basic string around a stick I found on one of our hikes. We try hike at least once a week. I think it does all us good to get out in nature, unplug, and exercise.
I turned the knot of my string to the back side of my stick. I cut it the length I wanted pushed on a pretty wood bead, and then hot glued a feather to the end of the string. Once the feather hot glue was set, I added a little more glue to the feather’s quill and pushed the bead on top. Quills kind of gross me out, so the bead helps cover that up.
I’m sure you could change the order of these two steps and tie the string on last. Do which ever is easiest for you!
I ended up tying several string together to measure the length and then did the feather and bead step to all of them at the same time. You will find a groove that works for you. It’s not difficult at all, just tedious picking up the wood, and straightening out the strings every time to measure length and order the color/size of the feathers.
I did one long row feathers, and I then went back and added a shorter row. I love the layered look, but also the simplicity that they are spread out and not overly packed in.
Once I had all my string tied on, I added a little drop of hot glue to the knot on back. I wanted them to stay in one place and not shift up and down the stick or for the knots to turn to the front.
After the glue dried, I nailed two small nails into my wall and set my new wood wind chime or rather wall art on top. I love it, although I do struggle with what it is called?! What do you think?
I am so thankful that even though we are trying to sell our house, my sweet husband still lets me put nails in the walls. He said, it’s still our house, so I will treat it as so! I love how this natural simple wall art compliments my crazy, fun patterns and colors in my room so well.
What do you think of color mixed with natural elements? Does that combo make your heart smile too?
The more important question, do feather quills gross you out also!? I would love to see, if you make one of these! Have fun! Remember each one will most likely be different, and that is beautiful!
Thanks so much for stopping by!