Red and White Spiral Wind Chimes – Tutorial Using Clay Pots

Red and White Spiral Wind Chimes - Clay Pot Crafts

Red and White Spiral Wind Chimes

I simply love these red and white spiral wind chimes. (Image courtesy of Lee Wismer)

These beautiful spiral wind chimes are an excellent choice for a personalized gift. You can easily change the colors to suit, add a little motif that would be more suited to the person you wish to gift them to. Even add their initials or name, particularly if the gift is for a child.

Enough rambling and on to the tutorial.

You Will Need

  • 12 x 2″ (57mm) Clay Pots
  • 1 x 16cm Metal Hoop
  • Acrylic Paints (colors of choice)
  • String (the stuff used for fishing would be perfect)
  • 12 metal or wooden washers (medium size to tie off your pots)
  • Water Based Polyurethane Sealer – if your wind chimes are going outside then you will need to make sure it is thoroughly sealed to help your beautiful design to last longer.


Close Up Of Spiral Wind Chimes - Clay Pot Crafts
Close Up Of Spiral Wind Chimes
  • First, you want to make sure you have cleaned and prepared your pots.
  • Then, paint six of them white and six of them red. Making sure to paint inside and outside of the pot.
  • To finish off add a little decorative motif to the white ones. The design is up to you, you can add images to all the pots if you wish. Either hand paint, stencil or even stick on images.
  • Thoroughly seal your pots.

Begin Putting It All Together

To do this you may an extra pair of hands to hold the hoop whilst you get the lengths correct.

  1. Take your first washer and tie a length of the string to it.
  2. Thread the string through the first white pot, the washer will stop the pot from dropping off the bottom.
  3. Decide how far you want the first white pot to be from the hoop. Tie the string to the hoop at this length.
  4. Leave a long length of string for later.
  5. Add the next pot. You want to let it hang down just enough that the two pots will touch in the breeze otherwise they won’t chime.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for eleven of the pots following the pattern in the picture.

Add the Top Pot to Complete Your Spiral Wind Chime

Once your eleven pots are all joined to the hoop you can add the top Pot.

  1. Gather all eleven strings together in the middle.
  2. Thread them through your last washer and tie them in a knot.
  3. Thread on the last of the red pots and tie a knot to hold the last pot in place
  4. Tie another knot at the end of your string leaving a big enough loop to hang your beautiful red and white spiral wind chime where you are going to get the most benefit from it.

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