tutorial: DIY teapot suncatcher / wind chimes

Inspired by THESE, THESE, and this, I set out to make my own teapot mobile thingy.

I took pictures while crafting because it was such a nice afternoon. So here we have a suncatcher / wind chimes tutorial.


Teapot with lid, random beads, chain, flat crimp bead or cord fastener, cord, jump rings


1. Make 3 (or more) chains of randomly spaced beads.

2. Hang the 3 chains to a jump ring. Attach the cord fastener to this ring. Attach cord to the fastener.

3. Thread the cord through the teapot’s spout.

4. Pull to hide the cord in the spout. If your teapot lid has a hole, insert the cord and then make a knot. If there is no hole, place the end of the cord between the lid and the teapot and glue shut.

5. Hang and enjoy.


1. Use a standard-shaped teapot.  Something too stout or kinda flat will not look nice when hung. The handle of the teapot should also be slanting and not a perfect half circle.

2. Instead of beads, you can use keys. Or miniature tea cups.

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12 thoughts on “tutorial: DIY teapot suncatcher / wind chimes

  1. This is precious! I was such a huge collector of old tea sets when I was a little girl and got to thinking about them the other day….I might have to try this out to quell my inner child!

  2. From the first picture I thought you had to glue the hanging beads to the spout or bend wire inside of tea cup in order to keep them in place. Using a string is a much more efficient and easy idea! It looks adorable :)

  3. Hi Meream! Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for the including my anchor pin diy in your round-up at All Women Stalk. I’ve given that round-up and your blog a mention over at Caught on a Whim today. Sharing the bloggy love. :)

    Also, so glad to have found your blog now. I love meeting other crafty girls. This diy is adorable and perfect for me, because I love my tea.

    Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

  4. I definitely love this windchime! We love it so much we will be featuring it today at the party! Thanks for sharing this at the Crafty Saturday Party! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!


    1. I definitely love this windchime! We love it so much we will be featuring it today at the party!

      Ohgolly, that’s exciting! Thanks! <3

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