Who hasn’t seen a wind chime made from “junk”? You can make a wind chime out of anything under the sun. If it makes noise when banged against something else, string that sucker up!
It didn’t take me long to gather things for this project. Any of the following list can be purchased at a local thrift store, flea market or a good ole fashioned yard sale. Here’s what I used:
- Strainer type thing (I think the one I used is actually part of a pot.)
- Eating utensils
Here’s what you need to purchase or borrow, if you don’t already have it at home:
- Fishing Line
- 2 wire hangers
- Beads (I took apart an old necklace.)
- Knife or sharp scissors
- Drill with 1/8 drill bit
- Table Vise
- Wire cutters
Once you’ve gathered all of your items, start by drilling all of the holes you’ll need. I chose to hang my strainer thing so I could put a plant in it. You can hang it however you’d like. You may not need the extra holes drilled if you choose to hang it by the handle. There is no way that two will be just alike. You just do what you like…pretty much like most crafting:)
1. Using a hand drill or drill press, drill extra holes in strainer thing in order to attach wire hangers.
2. Drill 1/8″ holes in all utensils.
3. Here’s the part where you can decide to do it the way I did it or your own way. I think twine is ADORABLE!! That being said, twine will also rot if left outside over a length of time AND beads are super hard to put through it. Here’s what I did:
- Cut even amounts of fishing line and twine.
- Starting on the bottom of the strainer, put the twine and fishing line up one hole and back down a different hole.
- Cut twine and line
- You now can attach two utensils
- Feed beads onto fishing line
- Feed twine through 1/8″ hole
- Feet fishing line through 1/8″ hole
- Tie in several knots until secure
- I attached my utensils in a “roller coaster” fashion, using shorter and shorter lengths of twine/fishing line. You can attach yours however you’d like.
- Repeat process until desired amount of clanger/tinklers are attached
- Cut hangers and attach them to the strainer for hanging
Finish up by adding a favorite plant to the top or nothing at all. I used my Grandma’s Mammie Moss…also called Gold Sedum. This project takes only take a couple of hours to complete. It’s so cute!!
TADA!!! *Twirls and Throws Glitter*
Get on out there and gather up some junk for your new treasure!
-That Book Mama-