This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click the link and buy something, I may receive a percentage of sales at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting Our Crafty Mom!
Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! Have you ever heard of a rain chain? I never did until a couple of years ago my former neighbor added a really cool copper one to her gutters. It was love at first sight! Here is a short video showing how cool it is when it is raining:
You can put them anywhere they are exposed to rain. Obviously the downspout is a great place to hang it, not only because of the rain, but also because it looks so lovely on the house in place of gutters. There are so many varieties such as this awesome watering can style from Amazon
If you have visited Our Crafty Mom before, you know how
cheap thrifty I am! Also, I really enjoy creating-it is definitely a stress reliever for me. I searched Pinterest for DIY Rain Chains and one of my favorite blogs All Things Heart and Home had one made with clay pots! Here is the link to her beautiful rain chain All Things Heart and Home rain-chain-diy/ Here is mine:
Please ignore the peeling bench in the background! That is my next project 🙂 I really love how it turned out. It is supposed to rain tonight-if it does I will run outside and take a video-really I will make my daughter run out!
As I live in a Townhouse I cannot attach it to the gutter, so I decided to put it right by the front entry, where it is exposed to rain. Here are the supplies I used:
6 small clay pots-Dollar Store
white chalk paint
black chain 8 ft
Bag of River Rocks-Dollar Store
First, I gave the pots and saucer a light coat of white chalk paint. You can totally leave it natural if you like. I divided the chain evenly among the clay pots and used a washer at the end of each pot. The hole on the bottom of the pot was not big enough to fit the chain, so I used a screwdriver to make it bigger. Be careful though because the pot will break if you use too much pressure. Leave extra chain for the last clay pot, as you will want to sit this in the saucer and cover it with the river rocks to support it. I hung it on a double shepherds hook and put a beautiful hanging plant on the other hook. All together, this cost under $15 to make-minus the shepherds hook, which I already had. You could also use the little hanging tin cups from the Dollar Store, which would be adorable! How about a collection of small tea pots? The possibilities are endless! I hope this will inspire you to make your own rain chain-like Robin from All Things Heart and Home inspired me!
Sharing at these great parties:
creatively living across the blvd too-much-time.com interior frugalista three kids and a fish weekend craft the diy dreamer katherines corner the blissful bee craft-o-maniac cherished bliss the cookie puzzle coastal charm savvy southern style rooted in thyme lou lou girls diy showoff i gotta create craft dictator the pin junkie french country cottage pieced pastimes the cottage market crafts a la mode finding silver pennies create-with-joy the happy scraps shabby art boutique the 36th avenue cookin and craftin the charm of home vmg 206 life on lakeshore drive one more time events cupcakes and crinoline milas little things aka design rustic-refined my pinterventures i should be mopping the floor keeping it simple sand and sisal stonegable a stroll thru life a tray of bliss the curators collection farmhouse40 kammys korner craftberry bush my thrift store addiction jann olson funky junk interiors i heart naptime poofing the pillows sadie season goods flamingo toes the boondocks blog the diy village