Picture of 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

Step 1: Shaping up

Picture of Shaping up

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.

EricB126 months ago

Those look like very authentic wind chimes, had I not seen you making them, I would have thought they where real Bamboo. I had similar project while I was back in high school, I actually used real bamboo to make clay molds for a papier mashé version of wind chimes, I wanted to get the real painted bamboo look, but since I had only one piece, I used papier mashé instead.

Eric | http://www.lorisgiftsetc.com/default.asp?dept_id=30090

drbromm2 years ago
Looks really cool. Really looks like bamboo! Can't wait to try it.
mwadwekar (author)  drbromm2 years ago
thanks a lot... do post pictures of your version....
It's beautiful! I was thinking about wind chimes while instructables page was loading! and there it was, a wind chime ible! wow, you just made my day!
mwadwekar (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz2 years ago
thanks a lot for your lovely comment....
mwadwekar (author) 2 years ago
Thanks ... its my first instructable... and your comments means a lot to me....
I love the colors! Very pretty. :)