If you’ve ever walked through a thrift store or antique shop, you may have come across some interesting utensils. A few of them could be perfect for a recyclable craft. Go on a spoon hunt and collect 8 various spoons for a wind chime craft project. It’s a fun way to reuse old spoons and the final result will be a unique piece of outdoor décor. You will experience many days of enjoyment listening to the soft clanking of the spoons when the wind blows through them.
8 spoons (different shapes and sizes)
1 plastic coffee can lid
Yarn (the thicker, the better)
One Hole Punch
Step One – You want to begin by punching eight holes spaced apart on the top of the coffee can lid (with the rim facing up.) You can punch eight holes in a circular shape around the lid or four holes on the outside near the edge and the other four holes in the center. However you choose the placement, you want to make sure when you string the spoons into the holes, they will clank together when the wind blows through them. If the spoons are spaced too far apart, they may not.
Step Two – Securely tie a knot near the end of the handle on each spoon. You may want to double knot to assure it will stay in place. Next, string the piece of yarn through a hole in the coffee lid and tie a knot at the end. The knot should be bigger than the hole so it will not slip through. Repeat this step for the remainder of the spoons.
Step Three – Now, take the one hole punch and place two holes at the edge near the rim. You want to make sure they are centered, one on the left and the other on the right. You’re going to knot one end of the yarn piece, lace it up through the left hole and then down through the right; tie a knot at the end. You should now have a handle to hang the wind chime up.