Rain chains are a lovely and useful addition to gutters or gardens, where they can be used in place of downspouts or as stand-alone tools to help you direct the flow of rainwater.
Whether you’re connecting them to your gutters or placing them above water collection barrels or water-loving spots in your garden, rain chains can bring such wonderfully personalized beauty to a drizzle-filled afternoon. And, while this technique for guiding water is certainly not a new idea—there are tons of tutorials out there for creating rain chains to fit many unique decor styles and design aesthetics—I especially like this DIY spoon rain chain tutorial from Birds & Blooms. To me, scouring local thrift stores for old spoons and then turning those discarded kitchen tools into a rain chain that I can enjoy for years to come sounds utterly delightful.
There’s just something a little bit magical about a craft project that has the power to transform a rainy afternoon into a work of stunning visual art, don’t you think?