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4 from 1 vote

Rainbow Button Wind Chime


  • 1 large sturdy plastic lid
  • Lots of buttons
  • String
  • 16 pony beads
  • 12 tri-beads
  • 12 metal canning lids
  • Hot glue gun
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Hammer and a nail
  • Thumbtack
  • Outdoor craft paint optional


  • Use hammer and nail to poke a hole in the top of each canning lid.
  • If you like paint each of the lids, front and back and let them dry.
  • Use a thumbtack to poke four evenly spaced holes into the inside rim of the plastic lid. This will be for your hanger.
  • Use thumbtack to poke twelve evenly spaced holes in the top of the plastic lid.
  • Measure and cut sixteen pieces of string, about 24-inches long. Tie a pony bead to the end of each string. Set four strings aside and thread remaining twelve strings through the top of the lid so that the pony bead holds them in place. Tack bead in place with a little hot glue.
  • Thread the first string through four large buttons and add a tri-bead. Add some white glue to each button and the bead.
  • Repeat step 6, eleven more times, adding a few more buttons each time to create a tiered effect.
  • Tie the end of each string to a canning lid.
  • Use the four remaining strings to create the hanger. Thread each one through the holes in the sides of the lid. Gather all four strings together and tie in a knot.