Under 2 hours
Charming and functional, rain chains are an alternative to downspouts. Unlike downspouts, however, they are more like outdoor sculptures. Place them where guests can see your new work of art.
A well-placed rain chain directs water from the roof so the ground below doesn’t erode or collect water. Place a rain chain at every corner of your house.
Measure and Cut Chain
Measure the distance from your roof or gutter to the ground for chain length.
Cut the chain into 6″ segments.
Wrap a rock or pebble with steel framing wire, leaving a little extra on each end to connect to the chain. Apply super glue to the wrapped wire so it doesn’t come undone. Let the glue dry completely.
Add Stones, Wrap with Wire and Glue
Attach excess wire on each side of the rock to two separate chain segments. Repeat using all chain segments.
Cut excess wire.
Drill a pilot hole in the roof and hand screw an eye hook into it. Hang the chain using an S-hook.