This charming rain chain consists of polished stones wrapped into the links of a chain using thin wire. Finally we filled the basin with rocks to make sure it stays in place.
The links themselves are also connected with wire spirals.
How to make a rain chain with rocks. Set a large decorative ceramic pot below the rain chain to catch water or create a rock garden and allow the water to trickle over the rocks. Wrap a rock or pebble with steel framing wire leaving a little extra on each end to connect to the chain. Once i reached the bottom of the chain i drilled a hole in the basin attached a hook and connected the chain.
You may also be able to find a few at your local thrift store. Here we see a rain chain making clever use of recycled lengths of. Let the glue dry completely.
If you are searching for an elegant modern rain chain to make then this diy project will be ideal. Fill the saucer with rocks and just like that the rain chain seamlessly becomes part of the surrounding landscaping. You tie the buckets together with a chain and add as many buckets as you want to get the length that.
Apply super glue to the wrapped wire so it doesn t come undone. It s a decorative alternative to a downspout for your house. How to install gutters.
Smooth river rocks a wire cage filled with small polished stones left over natural stone pieces from your latest d i y tile project or even big chunky rocks are just a few ideas for incorporating pieces of earth into your new rain chain. You ll want a bit of the chain landing in the saucer full of river rocks the rain water flows into the saucer and it s kinda lovely with all those smooth stones. I am so excited about all these rain chains i am seeing around the internet.
The project involves constructing a rain chain with vintage tart tins and metal chains. Measure the distance from your roof or gutter to the ground for chain length. You can pick up the buckets for just a few dollars each at walmart or look online for a cheaper cost.
You make this lovely rain chain from small and inexpensive galvanized buckets. Before i started i measure exactly where i wanted my rain chain to hand all the way to the bottom of the ground. Protect against water damage to your foundation basement and driveway with these instructions.
Copper tubing rain chain. Cut the chain into 6 segments. This rain chain could also hold polished shells or crystals.
The plan is straightforward to build and cost below 20. How to make a gold glitter stenciled pillow. The longer links of chain go on the top and the bottom the length depends on where you re hanging your rain chain.
A rain chain can also be paired with a rain barrel. These downspout rain chains are made with wire wrapped around rocks. What s a rain chain.