I’m always looking at things and thinking how I can change it into something different. We had a bunch of bottles hanging around after Thanksgiving from sparkling cider and felt bad just tossing them. So I kept them around trying to figure out what I could do with them. I’m not quite sure when I got the idea to make them windchimes, but when the idea came to me I was bound and determined to make this happen.
First things first, I had to figure out how to break the bottles in order to get the bottoms of them off to be able to make them into windchimes. I watched many different YouTube videos and tried 6 or 7 times to do the techniques each YouTuber was teaching – but unfortunately none of the techniques were working and I was just left with a bunch of cracked bottles. So I tried to be scientific about it and take a little bit from each video and put them all together to come up with my own way of breaking a bottle. And it worked! So I tried it again, and it worked again!!! So here is the video of how I broke the bottom off of the bottle which would be the first step in creating the windchime.
Once you break the bottom off of the windchime, it’s time to assemble and decorate your windchime. For this project, I used Chalk Couture transfers, Armour Etch glass etching cream, colored the etched areas with Rub n Buff and then used a few other supplies shown in the picture here:
I did a video showing exactly how I put it all together.