DecoArt® Garden Bug Wind Chimes

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Garden Bug Wind Chimes

Bring colorful bugs into your outdoor space when you create the DecoArt® Garden Bug Wind Chimes.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Wipe pots with dry rag to remove any excess dust.
  • 3
    Basecoat all pots, both inside and out, and four wooden wheels with Mistletoe Green using either sponge or 3/4 inch flat brush. (Tip: if Mistletoe Green is too dark for your liking, mix it with Cloud White until you get desired shade of Green). Set wheels aside.
  • 4
    Download and print project template. Trace and transfer dragonflies and lettering onto 6 inch pot.
  • 5
    Using #3 round brush and Blue Lagoon, paint bodies of dragonflies.
  • 6
    Using filbert brush and Cloud White, paint wings.
  • 7
    Using liner brush and Wrought Iron Black, outline dragonfly bodies and wings and add detail lines.
  • 8
    Using same liner brush and Wrought Iron Black, paint lettering. Dot letters with end of stylus.
  • 9
    Trace and transfer butterfly pattern and lettering onto 5 inch pot.
  • 10
    Paint outside of wings using #3 round brush and Petunia Purple.
  • 11
    Paint inner section of wing with liner brush, using Flamingo first and then painting center with Blue Bahama.
  • 12
    Using liner brush, outline butterfly wings and paint body and lettering with Wrought Iron Black. Dot letters using stylus.
  • 13
    Trace and transfer pattern for bumblebees and lettering to 4 inch pot.
  • 14
    Using filbert brush, paint body of bees Orange Sherbert and wings Cloud White.
  • 15
    Using liner brush and Wrought Iron Black, paint stripes on bees and detail lines on wings; outline bees; and paint lettering as with other pots.
  • 16
    Trace and transfer patterns for ladybugs and lettering onto 3 inch pot.
  • 17
    Using #3 round brush, paint ladybug wings using Geranium Red. Using #1 round brush, paint heads and between wings with Wrought Iron Black.
  • 18
    Use liner brush and Wrought Iron Black to outline ladybug and do lettering as with other three pots.
  • 19
    Once pots are thoroughly dry, glue painted wooden wheel inside each pot against hole. (This will prevent knotted jute from passing thru larger hole in pots.)
  • 20
    Fold jute in half. At fold, leaving enough of loop for hanging, tie knot. Thread other end of jute through top of dragonfly pot and tie another knot on inside tightly against wooden wheel. Thread jute through top of butterfly pot. Adjust pot so that it hangs just inside dragonfly pot and butterflies are not hidden. Tie another knot. Repeat for next two pots.
  • 21
    After tying knot for ladybug pot, leave enough jute to attach rusted jingle bell. Once bell is attached, cut off any remaining jute.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Geranium Red 104107758
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Cloud White 104107764
  •   DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Wrought Iron Black 104107770
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Petunia Purple 104107777
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flamingo 104770363
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Blue Lagoon 104770403
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Orange Sherbert 104770375
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Mistletoe Green 104107789 (2)
  • DecoArt® Patio Paint™ 2 oz. Blue Bahama 104652249
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 4 inch 104186523
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 5 inch 104186525
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 6 inch 104186527
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush Filbert 6 104548656
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 3 104118922
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 1 104618704
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 10/0 104464161
  • Loew-Cornell® Soft Comfort Brush Flat 3/4 inch 104548676
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Toy Wheel 1-1/2 inch 4 pc. 104139754
  • Nicole™ Crafts Rustic Tin Bell 2 inch 104150244
  • Darice® 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts Econo Tracing Pad 9 inch x 12 inch 30 pc. 104135777
  • Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch White 4 pc. 104111939
  • Stylus
  • Clean Rag
  • Water Basin
  • Palette or Paper Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
Download Project Template