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DIY Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes

Oops, I did it again.

I couldn't help myself.

I had so much fun the first time.

How could I resist when everything needed to make Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes was right under my nose.

And it was my tea loving future daughter-in-law's birthday.

DIY Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes

In July when I shared my Wind Chimes Using Thrift Store Kitchen Finds, I had also purchased everything needed to make this teapot wind chime. Not only does Breanna love drinking tea but she's also a part-time sales consultant for Steeped Tea, so this was the perfect birthday gift.

Whimsical Tea Pot Wind Chimes

DIY Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes


Pictured below are the items used to make the wind chimes, minus the silver plate. I decided to use a different silver plate that wouldn't require drilling holes for the thread.

Materials To DIY Teapot Wind Chimes

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These are the materials I used to make it

These are the tools I used

  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Power Drill
  • 3/16" High-Speed Metal Titanium Drill Bit
  • Awl
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Gloves

Painting The Silver Plate

The small silver plate didn't look good against the floral teapot and so I spray painted it in the color Aqua. Despite pulling the color from one of the flowers, it was too much of a contrast. 

I left the underside (which is actually the top of the plate) Aqua for a touch of whimsy as pictured below.

Painted Silver Plate Base for Teapot Wind Chimes

On the bottom side of the plate, I dry brushed random strokes of Fusion Chalk Paint in the color Upper Canada Green that I had on hand.

If you've been following me for the last several months you know that I'm on a mission to use up all the half empty cans of paint in the workshop.

The green looked much better but it was still a little off so I dry brushed the color Creme Brulee by Country Chic Paint and it was a perfect match to the teapot.

Hanger For DIY Teapot Wind Chimes

I should mention that the plate was protected with two coats of Gator Hide, a waterproof protective finish by Dixie Belle Paint Company.

Attaching the painted silver dish

Once the paint was dry I attached the silver plate upside down onto the base of the teapot with E6000 Glue (as pictured above) and let it dry overnight.

Making the hanger for the teapot 

Because the teapot lid didn't have an open handle that I could simply tie the nylon cording from, I had to get creative about how to hang the wind chimes. Unfortunately, I didn't think this through enough before gluing the lid onto the teapot with E6000 glue.

What I should have done...
What I should have done was lay a piece of nylon cording across the top of the teapot and then glued the lid on to secure it in place. 

Onto Plan B...
I cut and trimmed a wine cork to fit inside the spout. Using an Awl I carefully made a hole in the center of the cork and fed the nylon cording through, tying it into a triple knot (as pictured above). I applied E6000 glue onto the sides of the cork and the spout and slipped the cork inside and left it overnight to cure.

Once I determined the length of the cording to hang the teapot, I attached a key ring onto the center point with a slip knot (as pictured above). I tied the other end of the cording through the handle of the teapot with multiple knots (as pictured below).

DIY Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes

Hanging the teaspoons  

You can find detailed instructions on how to drill the holes in the spoons, string the beads, and hang the spoons onto the plate in my post How To Make Wind Chimes From Thrift Store Finds

Teaspoons Hanging From Teapot Wind Chimes

Thankfully because I used a plate with open slots, I was able to simply tie the clear jewelry thread through the slots. 

DIY Teapot Wind Chimes Hanging From Tree

I'm pleased to report that Breanna loved her teapot wind chimes and the decorative wrought iron hanger that I included (and totally forgot to take pictures of). Her plan is to hang it from their garden shed.

DIY Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes With Teaspoons

Looking at this photo, my plants in the garden look pathetic but they are now in full bloom and looking lovely.

I hope this has inspired you to look for a pretty teapot that you can transform into a wind chime.

I've included a short video so you could hear what they sound like.


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DIY Whimsical Teapot Wind Chimes Before and After

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