There’s nothing wrong with being a little different, and sometimes gutters and down spouts are just too mainstream for some of us! Spruce up your house with some awesome DIY rain chain ideas that bring both convenience and craftiness together. Here are 10 great ideas to get you started on your rain chain creation.
DIY Rain Chain Ideas
Mini Terra Cotta Pots
This is a great garden-styled rain chain idea that can really pull your whole backyard together! Paint he pots any kind of fun color that you want in order to complement the rest of your décor and colors. All you need to do is drill a small hole the bottom of each pot and then put them together.
This is a simple and classy way to bring a rain chain to your backyard. Take some copper rings, snap them together, and hang them from wherever the rain falls! Watch as a beautiful cascade of water trickles down this new feature!
Here’s a very natural looking rain chain for you! You can use either real or fake pinecones, although the real ones may require more maintenance. Either wrap the wire around each pinecone, or cut a hole through the middle for the wire. However you decide to do it, just make it look awesome!
Do you have a bunch of old silverware that you don’t want to use but can’t get yourself to throw away? Twist and tie them together to get a unique rain chain for your backyard. Arrange the spoons so the water falls into the cupped-ends at each height.
This is a great garden themed rain chain and one that can fit perfectly with the rest of your backyard. You can arrange the buckets to stand straight up, or put them at fun angles to create an even more captivating rain chain.
Wire and Rocks
This is a simple yet elegant idea that is easy and fun to create. Just take some wire, wrap it around colorful rocks at whatever interval you desire, and then hung the work of art up! Water running over the rocks can really provide a fascinating decoration for everyone to enjoy.
Now this is being creative! Repurpose some old and worn down funnels to make a fun rain chain! It may be a little difficult to get them in the right position, but it’s definitely a great idea that will look awesome in your yard.
If you’re the artsy type then here’s an idea for you! Take or make some ceramic disks, pile them on top of each other, run a wire through the middle, and set them up to get an awesome rain chain! Use all different kinds of colors and sizes to make it fun and catchy!
Baskets and Glass Jars
This is a really beautiful and rustic rain chain idea for anywhere along your home or patio. Take wicker baskets, put glass jars in them with holes in the bottom, and then tie them all together to make this idea. The jar helps control the flow of water so you can enjoy the wonderful decoration.
If you want fun and simple, then here’s the rain chain for you. All you need to do is take some zip ties, tie them together, and hung them up! Voila, you’ve got a colorful rain chain!
I hope this list of DIY rain chain ideas helps inspire you! Comment below and let me know which one is your favorite.
James Bergman says
I need to replace my gutters, and I love the idea of using rain chains instead of downspouts when I do. I mean, the rain chains you posted are all really awesome! I especially like the rock and wire and the spoons chains. I think either option could add a lot to my curb appeal, and my kids would love to help making the chains.
Where on earth do you find copper rings? These appear to be binder rings, but no amount of searching gets me to these. Thanks!
Elizabeth, I have found them at Home Depot before.
Thank you. Are they called binder rings, or are they for hanging pipes or some other purpose. Have not been able to find them.
You can make them from flexible copper pipe found in the plumbing section of Lowes or Home Depot
Pier Bridges says
Where do you find the ceramic disks ?
I’ve always seen them at either craft stores or in garden centers.