Welcome to the 143rd Metamorphosis Monday!
For Met Monday, I’m sharing a fun Before and After you can make at home. Recently, I posted a movie house tour of the amazing house in the movie, Practical Magic. While watching the movie, there was a scene that reminded me of something I had seen recently while out antiquing. In the movie, the Aunts (Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances) have a fun wind chime hanging out back in one of the trees. This was the best view I could capture…it was only on the screen for quick second. I could see it was made from spoons, knives and forks. Looks like they spread out and curled the tines on some of the forks.
The wind chime in Practical Magic made me think of two wind chimes I saw a few weeks ago hanging outside a local antique shop. (These next two pics were taken with my camera phone.) Is this not amazingly clever? It appears they just punched some tiny holes in the bottom of an old tin and suspended beads and odd pieces of stainless flatware with fishing line to create this cute wind chime. I love the salt shaker hanging in the center. Fun metamorphosis!
Here’s a second one hanging outside the same store. It appears to be made from old tin pail. This is such an ingenious use for those old tins that somehow multiply in our houses. It would be so easy to attach the salt/pepper shaker in the center since the lid of the shaker already has holes in it. You could just poke the fishing line through holes in the bottom of the tin and then tie the lines around a stick (or whatever you wanted to use) inside the tin. If the tin you use has a lid, you may need to hot glue on the lid when you’re done…depending on how you plan to suspend the wind chime. What a clever way to re-purpose old tins, orphaned salt/pepper shakers and old flatware sets that may be missing pieces.
Looking forward to your wonderful Before and Afters!
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