Make a chain-shaped wreath using old tire chains for a rustic industrial look. If you know your way around welding, try making a flat-designed chain candleholder like this one.
Try stacking different lengths of chains to create a layered effect. Mixing metals is trendy and eye-catching, but sticking to one metal can look classic and elegant.
Shelves hanging from chains, ropes, or rods can give a room an industrial look and add depth to the space. Suspended shelves can display plants, glassware, and other light items.
Hanging shelves are handy in tight spaces without free wall space for furniture or storage. They’re also a great way to display items that you want to keep close at hand, such as keys, wallets, and the kids’ art projects.
When building a suspended shelf, measuring and marking the spot where the keyhole bracket will be secured to the wall is essential. This will be the reference line to ensure your shelf is centred and level when hung. For added stability, you can anchor the shelf to a beam or piece of framing in the ceiling. This will help the shelf stay put even if you hang heavy items.
Earrings with hookbacks can be tricky to store. They stick together and get tangled in other jewellery, making them hard to find. Invest in a jewellery organizer specializing in earring storage for a more straightforward solution. Or, you can make your earring storage with a simple plastic canvas or a piece of fabric that doubles as a wall organizer.
Stacking chains is a trend that lets you create a stylish and unique look. Pair different chain lengths, styles, and materials for a style that suits your personality. Choose a variety of metals for an eclectic and eye-catching style, or go with the same colour for a classic and timeless look. Try mixing plated chains with solid metals for a modern and textured look. Consider choosing a dainty chain with small pendants or charms for a more feminine and elegant look. This helps them stand out and gives your outfit a more personalized touch.
Make a Rain Chain
A rain chain is a decorative way to redirect water from your gutter downspout. Instead of pouring out directly into a garden or water catch, it allows the rain to flow over different shapes, slowing down the process and creating a soothing waterfall effect. This is an excellent idea for an eco-friendly home!
You can use any glass beads or colourful coasters for this DIY project. The key is to ensure the beads are positioned correctly so they don’t interfere with how the water flows down the chain. This is another fun and easy way to spruce your outdoor living space.
This rustic pinecone rain chain is an excellent option for a more natural look! You can either wrap each pinecone or run a wire through the middle and connect them. This would be beautiful hanging from your gutters or a backyard tree.
Make a Charm Bracelet
Charm bracelets are an easy and fun DIY project that allows you to create a piece of jewellery that feels truly unique. Whether you have old charms left over from special trips or unique beads you’ve been saving for a sentimental piece, creating a charm bracelet with chains is the perfect way to make a one-of-a-kind accessory you (and anyone who sees it) will love.
First, choose the type of chain you want to create your charm bracelet. Plated chains (which have base metals covered with a layer of silver or gold) work well for this project, but you can also use unplated chains if you’re willing to let the coating wear off over time.
Then, select the charms you want to include and connect them to your bracelet using jump rings. You can add more or fewer charms depending on your taste, and you can even move around the placement of these charms to suit your preference.