Thursday, October 31, 2013

Create a garden rain chain

by Debra Anchors

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by contraption 
A rain chain downspout is a wonderful way to manage water run-off around the home.  Rain chains are easy to make, and can be a beautiful addition to your garden.








Image Credit: Ann Arbor Chronicle 
Rain chains can work in almost any environment; even in the winter. When rainwater flows down a rain chain and it turns to ice, the water will form a beautiful icicle; whereas, when traditional waterspouts freeze, they become ineffective.













When purchased at retail, rain chains can cost hundreds of dollars.  The instructional video below, from Michelle Kaufmann, is an excellent source to use when creating your own DIY, decorative rain chain.

You will need:





Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the materials list & instructions that will take you to the products used in this project.

Recycle, upcycle and do it yourself? Absolutely! Have you upcycled something unique for your garden from recycled materials? Please share it with me so I can feature your creation here.

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Until next time -
Debra

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