Happy Monday friends… from snowy midwestern Ontario.
Yes… it’s been snowing, and I have to say that it is quite pretty, but it’s April… and I’m ready for a warmer kind of pretty… and as a girl who loves colour I’m so ready for a less gray kind of pretty. 🙂
Even with the snow this time of year starts me thinking about garden art, and wind chimes in particular. I think almost anything can be made into a wind chime, and it’s no secret that I love to make them.
Because of the snow we’ve been having here I can’t show you any of the ones I’ve been working on recently because I can’t get good pics outside so I thought I’d do a round up of the wind chime projects that I’ve shared with you over the years… and I hope you’ll be inspired to make one of your own.
To me there’s nothing more beautiful to accompany the song of the birds than a lovely piece of garden art chiming in a summer breeze.
First up is this vintage coffee pot wind chime, which hangs on a shepherd hook and is pouring its wind chime bells into a teacup.
This vintage egg beater and measuring spoon wind chime was my welcome to spring post a few years ago.
This silver goblet wind chime is still one of my personal favourites.
It sounded heavenly, and really sparkled in the sunshine. I’d love to make a few more of these using some of my silver goblet collection.
This copper tray chalkboard sign door or wind chime says welcome on the hand stamped silverware no matter what you write on the chalkboard.
This picture frame wind chime could easily be personalized by using a special photo or postcard.
This hand stamped silverware wind chime was made using some lovely purple plastic chandelier crystals.
This vintage sifter and aluminum measuring spoon wind chime was really fun to make and had a lovely soft sound.
This is my most recent creation… this garden plate flower and hand stamped silver wind chime.
And my strainer planter wind chime from a couple of years ago is still my most popular garden art project, and it’s one of the easiest to make.
So as you can see wind chimes can be made out of many things. And I have a few more ideas up my wind chime sleeve to show you when warmer, and less snowy, weather finally gets here… and stays.
Even though I sell wind chimes in my etsy shop I like to share how to make them for those of you who would like to DIY one for yourself.
I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.