Rain chains are a decorative garden accessory that provide a pleasant waterfall sound as the water passes over the chain. DIY rain chains are a lovely way to showcase your creativity in your garden, since you can create a design that expresses your unique personal style.
Slag Glass Rain Chain
When the light catches this rain chain, it creates a pretty rainbow effect. Victory or Death in the Garden has an easy to follow project tutorial.
Copper Ring Rain Chain
Simple yet elegant, this copper ring rain chain is sure to please. Head over to Instructables for the project tutorial.
Wire Wrapped Rocks
Polished rocks wrapped in wire make an inexpensive rain chain that creates a strong visual impact. Learn more about this project at Dollar Store Crafts.
Ceramic Rain Chain
No instructions are provided for this design, but the look would be easy to duplicate with large beads or stones with holes drilled through them. Photo via Prairie Break.
Bucket Rain Chain
A rain chain make from galvanized buckets is a quick and easy way to add visual interest to your garden. Visit Curbly for the tutorial.
Ombre Flower Pot Rain Chain
Tiny terra cotta flower pots painted from light to dark form the basis of this unique ombre rain chain. Design Sponge has the details.
Spoon Rain Chain
A metal rain chain made using old spoons adds vintage charm to your garden. Birds and Blooms has the instructions for this DIY project.
Funnel Rain Chain
Metal funnels are a natural choice for creating a rain chain with a very modern design. Head over to Mother Earth Living for the tutorial.
Shower Curtain Hook Rain Chain
Shower curtain hooks joined together form a delightfully unexpected rain chain. Greneux Gardens has the details.
Cookie Cutter Rain Chain
If you hate to bake, but have inherited a large collection of cute metal cookie cutters, why not transform them into a rain chain for your garden? New House Hew Home has the details.
Pinecone Rain Chain
It’s not the most long lasting idea, but a rain chain made of pinecones can double as a bird feeder when it’s sunny. All you need to do is smear a bit of peanut butter on the pine cones! Learn more at Burbs and the Bees.
Bottle Rain Chain
There’s no tutorial, but this recycled bottle rain chain upload on Pinterest should be manageable for anyone who’s already familiar with the process of cutting glass bottles.
Key Rain Chain
Don’t throw away old keys! Connect them together with wire to create a unique rain chain for your garden. Photo courtesy of Timber Press.
Stained Glass Rain Chain
The colors in this rain chain are gorgeous. It appears to be made of stained glass, although Dishfunctional Designs doesn’t provide specifics.
Zip Tie Rain Chain
Keep it simple and inexpensive with rain chain made from leftover zip ties. Dollar Store Crafts has the details.