Make a Wind Chime from Old Spoons and Forks

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.

 

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Comments

  1. Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement says:

    The wind chimes are so unique! What a fun idea.

    Thanks so much for hosting the Met Monday party.

    Have a great week.
    Pam

  2. laxsupermom says:

    What a clever idea! I have a large box of mismatched silverware that would look great hanging outside of my kitchen window. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

  3. Okio B Designs says:

    Thanks for hosting! Loved your Practical Magic house post!

    Jeanine

  4. Natasha in Oz says:

    Thanks for having me today Susan. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  5. Allison Shops says:

    Very unique! I have always loved wind chimes and the sounds they make. Thanks for hosting Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag
    Interview with Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell

  6. That's a cute wind chime. That would be fun to make. Thanks for hosting.

  7. That is totally cute! I've seen windchimes made with silverware before, but not with the fun top like this! Great idea and the salt/pepper shaker in the center is totally adorable!

  8. Confessions of a Plate Addict says:

    Love this idea, Susan! Now I just need to hit GW! Hope you have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  9. poindextr says:

    hello Susan and thank you for hostessing this evening – it's always a great way to get the new week started!

  10. High Street Cottage says:

    Thank you for the inspiration, and for hosting such a lovely link up, tami

  11. Kerry Rossow says:

    What a great spin on the windchimes!
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  12. I have an old spoon wind chime tied with fishing line that has come apart. My spoons are hammered flat. Everyone once in a while I think I should get them out and remake them.

    What you are showing with the colorful beads are really pretty.

    Mary

  13. Linda (Nina's Nest) says:

    I love it – how clever! Linda

  14. Our Seven Dwarfs says:

    Thanks so much for the awesome linky party!

  15. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Those wind chimes are so cute! The colorful beads add so much. Thanks for showing them and hosting the party.

  16. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    Love the whimsical wind chimes. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says:

    Susan, these windchimes are just adorable! Thanks for sharing and hosting this party. Glad to link up!

  18. Ann from On Sutton Place says:

    Hi Susan! Thanks for hosting…I missed your post about the ribbon pumpkin and just got finished catching up. Totally brilliant. Have a great week!

  19. Those are wonderful windchimes — totally charming & FUN!

  20. The Polka Dot Closet says:

    Thank you once again for hosting!! I went back and entered the Homegoods giveaway WOW!

    Carol

  21. All That Glitters says:

    Thank you for hosting!

    Happy Fall!
    Jennifer

  22. Savvy Seasons says:

    Thanks for hosting! Love the wind-chimes! XO ~Liz

  23. Thank you for hosting this great, inspiring blog spot! Love the chimes made of old silverware!

  24. Terry @ La Bella Vie says:

    Hi there Susan,
    well first thank you for hosting another fun party, its been a while since I've posted so its fun to see what everyone has been up to!
    Second…I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR NEW BANNER!
    Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying Fall in all its splendor!
    great wind chimes too…would love those on my porch!
    Hugs dear friend,
    Terry

  25. Thanks for hosting. I love your blog, especially your every-changing header with the seasons. I am your newest follower. Would love for you to visit me at turnstylevogue.com!

  26. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  27. Marianne@Songbird says:

    Hi Susan,
    I finally blogged about the final metamorphosis of my garden work bench. I couldn't wait to link it up here. Thanks for hosting the party!

  28. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says:

    The chunky clear beads really add a colorful element to those chimes.

  29. What a wonderful idea. I love the idea of the salt shaker being in the middle. I adore windchimes and have them on both porches and even one in a bedroom. The more the merrier.

  30. Amy @MaisonDecor says:

    I am joining in this week Susan! Thanks so much for hosting~I loved the wind chimes you showed off. So clever!!

  31. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  32. Curtains In My Tree says:

    I always love coming over here . Thanks for the party

  33. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says:

    What a cute idea for a wind chime? I bet they make the most delightful sound. I love wind chimes. Something about the soft tinkling of sounds is so soothing.

  34. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    We finally finished painting our house to a new ivory white color and also new window treatments, so I saved the post to come to MM at the famous porch! Thank you dear Susan for hosting such a special party. Have a super week. FABBY

  35. Thanks for hosting – I always get such great ideas here.

  36. Love it, Susan. Off to check out the Practical Magic tour. Thx.

  37. I remember making those back in the 70's…so much fun!!

  38. Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives says:

    Hi, Susan, what an fabulous idea for the wind chimes. I love the little salt shaker in the middle! So simple to make, too. You have so many submissions from so many blogs that I am so looking forward to visiting, like over 100! I'll be here for a month at least. Thank you for your wonderful blog.
    Warmest Regards,
    Susan

  39. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    Practical Magic is one of my guilty pleasure movies. My husband always makes fun of me when I watch it.
    The wind chimes are really neat looking.

    Thanks for hosting!

  40. Thanks for hosting. Love the windchime!

  41. ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life says:

    I love the wind chimes. Very creative indeed.

    Dee

  42. Thank you for hosting! I love the utensil wind chimes … such a great idea! And, your new header is too fun and festive … love it!

  43. Shannon@FoxHollowCottage says:

    Thanks for hosting =) I read the entire Practical Magic post yesterday and really enjoyed it! Great post!! Shannon

  44. Patricia Torres says:

    Oh my gosh.. What lovely inspirations.. Thanks for hosting such a lovely party.. I'm off to check some of the links…

    Hope you'll pop by at colours dekor too.. http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com/

  45. Grace InAZ says:

    I like the wind chime ideas, and they look easy enough that even I could manage to make one. Good post! I am a new follower. Pls follow back. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/ Hugs, GraceinAZ

  46. This is a wonderful wind chime and i am sure that it will give a soothing music and i am thinking to give as a christmas gift for my friend and relatives

  47. adam windson says:

    Some wonderful Wind Chimes there, did you make these yourself i would love to make some of these to going in my wife brand new French style kitchen. I think it would rally fit in with the art deco styling.

  48. Hi
    Loved the windchimes….I make spoon jewlery.
    This would make a great addition to our collection.
    You have a great blog.enjoyed a lot.
    Thanks
    Dale west

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