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.

You will need:
Embedded here is a video that will show you a finished do-it-yourself rain chain.

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

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