Rain chains are artistic alternatives to the gutter downspouts. For centuries, rain chains have been used in Japan for collected rain water pouring down the roof and directing the droplets into large barrels where they are recycled for household uses. Apart from helping in transporting and preserving rainwater, rain chains also serve as garden decors. If you want to have rain chains in your garden, you can easily build them on your own. You can easily make attractive rain chains with small buckets, spoons, cups, saucers and more. And when it rains, the pot at the bottom of the rain chain turns into an attractive water feature in your yard. To know about some amazing DIY rain chain ideas, visit the following link.