Cardboard wind chime
A lovely hand painted wind chime created out of waste cardboard rolls....

Items you need:

1. Cardboard rolls from Foil packets

2. Wooden beading

3. Acrylic colours

4. Bells, trinkets, chimes

5. Colorful threads

6. Drill machine

7. Saw

8. Toothpicks/ Match sticks

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Step 1: Shaping up

Cardboard wind chime
Cardboard wind chime

I decided to create a best out of waste with the cardboard rolls that come with the Food foils (aluminium foils, wraps)...

I took the cardboard rolls and cut it into desired length. Then after deciding the placement (one of the roll I had was thicker and hence heavier), I measured the beading strip and cut it into required length.

Taking the centre of the roll as the centre of fixing on beading, holes were drilled into place.

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Step 2: Jazz it up...

Cardboard wind chime

All rolls and the beading were given a base coat and left to dry. After sufficient drying period, I decided to put random patterns for each one of them. You may want to keep a regular pattern.

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Step 3: Tie....

Cardboard wind chime

Again small holes were dig at the top of each roll to put the toothpick/matchstick. Bells, trinkets were tied to the colorful thread one end of which was tied to the centre of toothpick. Take care as to show the loose end to come out of the roll. Then another thread was tied at the ends of toothpick coming out of the roll. I decided to keep random lengths of these threads in each of the rolls.


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Now when each of the roll was hanging on its own thread they were passed through the holes in beading at their pre decided arrangements forming an eye on top of the beading. Lastly, another thread for the final hanging was passed through each of the eyes of the rolls.


Tip: Since, the end holes had become little big in my case, the upper thread was not lying flat. So, I decided to the tie the thread on the underside of the beading with another bells. This made it fix in place and more decorative.
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