Saturday, April 25, 2020

Using Old Silverware to Make Wind Chimes


Hi Friends,

How are you doing ? Are you still in quarantine?

I haven't felt very creative lately, so I 'm just going through my

craft supplies today-



I had a couple of bags of silverware that were

left over from other projects.

These pieces were well worn and tarnished.

I would not be able to use these for the jewelry and key chains that I make.

Some were cut and most were already flattened with

a rubber mallet.




I was able to put together several sets.

I planned to use a fork for the hanger and 4 spoons for the chimes.

The fork tines or prongs were bent with pliers.




I alternated the tines, 1 forward then 1 backwards.

I drilled a hole at the top of the spoon.

My husband helped with this one so I could take a picture.




I used 1/4 LB. fishing line.




Most of my chimes were hung with

an 18'' piece of line in half and tied with a knot.




The wind chime below has different length of fishing line and I added


glass beads.


The spoons were hung from a tea ball.






They are easy to make.

It kept me busy for the day!

They sound so pretty-

I am planning to give one to my neighbor and one for my Mom

for Mother's Day.

We are still on lock down here!

So I am trying my best to use only what I have on hand.



You can hear their relaxing sound below,





If you like this project using silverware,

you may also like these.


Up-cycled tray with silverware handles






Pumpkins



Thank you so much for visiting!

I'm in need of some company, how about you?

Stay well,

xo Lisa S



36 comments:

  1. I like your wind chimes. Especially that cute video!

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    1. Thanks Randy!
      You are the best. I appreciate you so much :)
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Hi Lisa, What a clever idea for old silverware! I have a lot of old silverware just waiting to be repurposed. I can't wait to try this. I'm visiting your blog for the first time from Homestead Blog Hop and I am sharing your post on social media as well.

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    1. Deborah
      It's nice to meet you. I appreciate the visit!
      I think you will have fun making some wind chimes. I really enjoy how beautiful the chimes sound. You are welcome to stop by again anytime.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. They sound very pleasant and I like the bead additions. Great work!

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    1. Thank you Allyson! I think you are right- The one with the beads was most popular, it sold right away. I better go back and add beads to the others!
      So glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

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  4. These sound beautiful. Love the addition of the beads!

    Pamela | DIY Vibes

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    1. Pamela
      Thank you so much. I don't usually like bling but I agree with you...they need more beads:)
      xo Lisa S

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  5. These are awesome, Lisa! I love that you included a video to show how they sound! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Cecilia
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I wasn't sure if that video would work :)
      xo Lisa S

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  6. These are great . I have always wanted to make something like this. Pinned. Thanks for always posting at Funtastic Friday

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    1. Thank you for hosting. I am happy to be able to join the fun!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Great idea...I also thought the pumpkin stems were clever!!

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    1. Patti
      Thank you so much! I'm so happy for your visit, please stop by again.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I love this idea! I've always wanted to make my own windchime using scrap metals and such. What a cute tutorial and thank you for sharing with us on the Homestead Blog Hop!

    -Cherelle

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    1. Cherelle
      Thank you! Let me know if you make one :)
      xo Lisa S

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  9. How interesting! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12, open May 1 to 26. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.

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    1. Dee
      Thank you for hosting and stopping by to visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Oh I bet those do sound great! I love the addition of the beads. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am loving the sound of the chimes......very relaxing.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. These are adorable! I have seen rain chains made from old spoons, but never thought about wind chimes. If I remember right, I have an old box of silverware somewhere around here. I am going to have to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at my Read & Relax Link Party. *Hugs*

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    1. Amy
      I would love to see your rain chain. Did you make it? Is it on your blog? Thank you for stopping by.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. I can only imagine how beautiful this must sound on a blustery day! Love this project and may try it for my patio!

    I've featured this project on this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 526. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Donna
      Thank you so much! I am honored to be in the mix with all these talented ladies :)
      Your sweet comments are very much appreciated!

      xo Lisa S


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  13. These are so much fun, a great way to give od silverware a new life.

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  14. Love your windchimes! Congrats for being featured at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy and Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. I appreciate you so much! It is such an honor to be featured.
      I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. What a great project! This would be such a fun one to do with the kiddos!

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    1. Sarah
      The kids will love making these!
      Thank you for visiting-
      xo Lisa S

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  16. I hopped over from Read and Relax to see your windchimes post. I love it! Can't wait to make this at home with some of the old silverware I've been saving.

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    1. Deborah
      I'm so glad you came over to say hello!
      This a great way to use old silverware.Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  17. Well I think you have been more creative than you think. They are wonderful and I like that you are reusing items. Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna
      Thank you so much for your visit. I'm so happy to join you at Home Matters Link Party.
      xo Lisa S

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  18. Beautiful! Thanks for inspiration.

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    1. Teresa
      Thank you so much!
      I'm so glad you stopped by to say hello. Let me know if you do make a wind chime ;)
      xo Lisa S

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