Upcycling project : Wind Chime to decorative Mobile

August 9, 2016

I started with-


Rustic bells (Chimes removed)


I ended up with something more appealing-


Beads to add colors






















You’ll need:

Acrylic Paints


Rubbing alcohol (Spirit)




  • Clean the surface with Rubbing Alcohol
  • Start painting it with any color you wish
  • Let it dry and paint another coat (I added 3 coats to give it perfect finish)
  • Once the paint is dry, you can add Varnish to add glossy look (Leave it to dry for 48 hours)
  • Cut 4 strings and thread the beads in; seal it with a knot.
  • Paste one side of strings onto the bells using glue gun or any other strong glue.

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  • What a lovely transformation of the old bells! The bright yellow stands out in a nice contrast to the pastel coloured beads. I am not a crafty person myself, but have great admiration for people who can create such beautiful things.

  • Rashmi Lingappa

    A beautiful, quirky transformation! Love the color! Will try soon:)
    Do check out few of my DIY projects!

  • Samantha Free

    This is very clever, what a lovely finish you have got. I particularly love the pastel coloured beads – so pretty! #Trash2Treasure

    • Thanks Samantha, actually beads added the much needed color to it. Welcome to my space.

  • Sorry for late reply Vikas. Don’t know how your comment was moved to Spam. Its feel good to know when a Boy takes interest in Crafts. but you know all you need for craft, is available at our homes. We just need to look around. Thanks for sharing the memories.

    • Thanks Upasna, even I am not sure how its marked as spam. But thanks for taking time out to approve 🙂

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    What a wonderful transformation and I love the bright colours against the white wall. the beads really to add to the design. You must be really pleased with how this turned out.

    Thank you so much for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

    • Thanks Fiona. Yes, beads added life to it. I get really happy looking at it everyday.
      I am glad to share it with your community.

  • Hey Upasna, this is fun and looking very creative.

    When I was a kid I used fight with my Dad to bring stuff for craft 🙂 You reminded me of something.

  • This looks cool, yo!

    • Thanks Alok. When are you guys coming to India?

  • Dee Dee

    This looks so pretty 🙂

  • Looks simple and awesome at the end. Thanks for sharing Upasana.

    • Thanks for taking time to appreciate my work Ramya.

  • twinklingtina

    Looks very pretty Upasana. I like these DIY projects. My one yr old however, gets more interested in whatever I have my hands on and almost everything ends up in his mouth!!

    • Ha Ha…sounds so familiar, even my Toddler makes me hide these things from him. Thanks for your kind words.