Make-it-Yourself Flower Pot Wind Chimes

Written by Patricia A. Ziegler

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  • Working from outside to inside, feedrepparttar free end throughrepparttar 116196 'weep hole' inrepparttar 116197 bottom ofrepparttar 116198 pot.
  • Now feedrepparttar 116199 free end through one ofrepparttar 116200 5/8 inch wooden beads. This bead will rest againstrepparttar 116201 inside bottom ofrepparttar 116202 pot to supportrepparttar 116203 chime when it hangs. Adjust untilrepparttar 116204 measurement is as you wish, and markrepparttar 116205 string.
  • Positioningrepparttar 116206 5/8 inch bead at your mark, looprepparttar 116207 free end ofrepparttar 116208 twine aroundrepparttar 116209 bead and insert it a second time throughrepparttar 116210 same hole fromrepparttar 116211 top torepparttar 116212 bottom. ( Figure 1). Tighten.
  • Suspendrepparttar 116213 pot byrepparttar 116214 curtain ring and determinerepparttar 116215 point at whichrepparttar 116216 string meetsrepparttar 116217 rim ofrepparttar 116218 pot. Markrepparttar 116219 string at this point.
  • Sliderepparttar 116220 3/4 inch bead uprepparttar 116221 string torepparttar 116222 mark you have just made. This bead will serve asrepparttar 116223 clapper, and should hit atrepparttar 116224 rim ofrepparttar 116225 pot.
  • Now sliderepparttar 116226 second 5/8 inch bead uprepparttar 116227 string immediately beneathrepparttar 116228 3/4 inch bead. This bead will holdrepparttar 116229 3/4 inch bead in place onrepparttar 116230 mark.
  • Looprepparttar 116231 twine up aroundrepparttar 116232 5/8 inch bead and back down through it (as you did in Step 4 withrepparttar 116233 other 5/8 inch bead). Adjustrepparttar 116234 beads if necessary to ensure thatrepparttar 116235 larger bead still hitsrepparttar 116236 pot atrepparttar 116237 rim. ( Figure 2 ).
  • Now feedrepparttar 116238 free end ofrepparttar 116239 twine throughrepparttar 116240 hole you previously created inrepparttar 116241 plastic rectangle. Adjust length as desired, and tie.

    Repeatrepparttar 116242 above for each ofrepparttar 116243 other four pots.

    You're done! Fromrepparttar 116244 eaves of your breezeway or porch, hang each pot upside down byrepparttar 116245 curtain ring. Now mix up a batch of lemonade, and inviterepparttar 116246 neighbors up onrepparttar 116247 porch to enjoyrepparttar 116248 gentle sound of your beautiful new flower pot wind chimes!

    Forrepparttar 116249 illustrated version of this article, please visit

    You may reprint this article freely if all links andrepparttar 116250 Author Bio are left intact. Thanks!

    Patricia A. Ziegler owns and operates pazpizzazz, where you will find useful and decorative items for your home and garden, as well as gift items for babies and children. You can find additional make-it-yourself projects for home and garden decor at

  • Tons of Tomatoes From A Small Space

    Written by Jean Fritz

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    Place your tomato plants every 18” around outside ofrepparttar cage, and tierepparttar 116195 stems loosely torepparttar 116196 wires ofrepparttar 116197 cage. Use soft material such as old socks, panty hose, or jute twine. Be sure that allrepparttar 116198 "branches" ofrepparttar 116199 plant are secured; otherwise, you may find your plant splitting in two fromrepparttar 116200 weight ofrepparttar 116201 growing tomatoes. Water your tomato plants by aimingrepparttar 116202 stream towardrepparttar 116203 middle ofrepparttar 116204 tomato cage. This will leach outrepparttar 116205 beneficial nutrients and active microorganisms fromrepparttar 116206 compost and send it straight intorepparttar 116207 ground, offering your tomato plants a feeding with every watering. Asrepparttar 116208 season progresses, you may find your tomato plants creating small “nubs” alongrepparttar 116209 side ofrepparttar 116210 stem that facesrepparttar 116211 tomato ring. These “nubs” arerepparttar 116212 beginning of feeder roots; letrepparttar 116213 plant send these roots intorepparttar 116214 compost insiderepparttar 116215 ring. The more rootsrepparttar 116216 plants create,repparttar 116217 more resistant they will be to drought-induced stress, insects, and diseases. By midsummer, your tomato plants will be decked with red, gold, pink and orange fruits randomly placed, making your compost area look like a William Morris print. Now it's time to harvest, slice, grabrepparttar 116218 salt shaker, munch, and watch your favorite movie in air-conditioned comfort.

    The author is a freelance writer, market farmer (organic) and cat-lover. Her farm, KittyVista Organics, is located 30 miles east of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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