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Garden Plate Flower Wind Chime

Once March rolls around I start thinking about Spring projects and even though warm weather is still a while away, and we still have a lot of snow on the ground, I’m dreaming about being out on the back deck watching the birds and listening to silverware wind chimes playing their lovely music in the spring breeze.

How to Make a Dish Flower Wind Chime

I love to make garden art, and I decided to combine two of my project loves into one to make a garden plate flower wind chime.

Supplies for making garden plate flower wind chime

You’ll need:

The blue glass candle holder piece is from another project that I took apart years ago. It’s decorated with blue glass beads, and the clear glass candle holder that’s glued inside it has an earring glued in its centre.

marking the silver tray to cut holes to make garden plate flower wind chime

The first thing I did was figure out where I wanted my spoons to hang. I lined them up with the silver tray and marked where I wanted my holes to be with a sharpie.

Drilling holes in silver tray to make garden plate flower wind chime

Using a 3/32″ drill bit specifically for metal I drilled my holes.

Adding split rings to silver tray to make garden plate flower wind chime

Then I threaded on my split rings.

Hanging chains on silver tray to make garden plate flower wind chime

Once the split rings are attached to the tray the chains are then threaded onto the split rings.

Threading split rings into holes in silverware to make garden plate flower wind chime

And split rings are added to the holes at the tops of the spoons.

The holes are drilled into the silver plates spoons the same way as the tray.

Using a key ring to hang silverware wind chime

Two lengths of the same chain are used as hangers at the top of the chime. They’re both threaded onto a key ring.

Using Marine goop adhesive to glue blue glass flower into center of silver tray for silverware wind chime

Now that the wind chime part is done it’s time to glue the plate flower pieces together. I use Marine GOOP adhesive for most of my outdoor projects. It’s used in boat repair and is UV and water resistant.

You can see the glue on the bottom of the blue candle holder. The trick is to not use too much, and to kinda swivel pieces a bit to make sure that the two pieces actually come into contact.

How to make a garden art dish flower silverware wind chime

I add a glass chandelier crystal to the top of every wind chime I make.

How to make a garden art plate flower silverware wind chime

You should wait at least good 24 hours before hanging it outside permanently.

Hand stamped silverware as chimes for garden plate flower wind chime

I already had these hand metal stamped spoons on hand, but the spoons don’t have to be stamped at all.

My spoons, from left to right, read peace, joy, love, faith, and hope in french.

To see a tutorial on how to flatten, drill, and hand stamp silverware see my Hand Stamped Silverware Bookmark.

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It can hang high up on a deck or a porch like a wind chime, or from a shepherd’s hook right in the garden like a plate flower.

Side view of silver and glass plate flower and silverware wind chime

Either way you will enjoy the lovely music of the silverware chimes.

How to make a garden plate flower wind chime using silver plate spoons

And here’s my finished garden plate flower wind chime.

I’m so glad to have my first wind chime of this season under my belt, and it’s not even officially spring yet. This has inspired me to get my garden art groove on a little earlier this year.

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How to make a dish flower wind chime using thrifted dishes and  silver plate spoons

How to make a strainer planter wind chime using measuring spoons as chimes

If you enjoyed this garden plate flower wind chime project, I think you’ll like this strainer planter wind chime.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

 

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40 Comments

    1. Thanks so much Lindsay!

    1. Thanks Cecilia! I really enjoyed making them.

  1. I had a wind chime like this when I got married 38 years ago. I gave it to the thrift store.
    Little did I know what I was giving up!
    Thank you for inspiring me to make another one.
    Have a great week.

    1. I hope you do make another one Meegan. There’s nothing like the sound of silverware chimes. So pretty!

    1. Thanks very much Randi!

    1. Thanks Kathleen! Making wind chimes is one of my favourite things to do. 🙂

  2. That turned out so pretty! I love the stamped silverware too. It would be fun to do some that say spring, summer, winter, fall.

    Tania

    1. Thanks Tania! That sounds like a fun idea!

  3. Gorgeous! Are you keeping it? Or selling? If you’re selling it, I want it!!! Perfect for a birthday gift for a very good friend! Dona

    1. Thanks so much Dona! I was planning on selling it, and it’ll be in my etsy shop tomorrow night. I’d be happy to put a reserve on it for you if you like. 🙂

  4. Stephanie says:

    You create the prettiest wind chimes, sweet friend. Here is another masterpiece 🙂

    Have a beautiful week! Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie! I do enjoy making them. 🙂

  5. Just beautiful, like all your others! I made one for myself for the garden in…..aqua! Can’t wait for the weather to change to us all my garden art.

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! That sounds lovely. I really can’t wait for spring either. We’re in a bit of a warm spell right now and all the snow is melting. Yay!

  6. This is too cute! I LOVE the blue. Great job.

    1. Thank you so much Sara! It was a fun project!

  7. Hi Tuula – What a fun and creative project! Visiting as a fellow contributor to #DIYMySpring. Hope your week is full of sunshine! Hugs, Holly

    1. Thanks very much Holly! I hope yours is too! 🙂

    1. Thanks Donna! It sounds heavenly, if I do say so myself. There’s really nothing like the sound of silverware chimes.

  8. How pretty! I am on my way to your awesome tutorial for the spoons too. With how hard mine were to stamp, I have to have been doing something wrong! LOL

    1. Thanks Michele! I hope my tutorial is of some help. It can take a little practice to get the hang of stamping the spoons. Also, I hope you’re using silver or silver plate spoons… stainless steel is pretty much impossible to stamp. I’ve tried. lol.

    1. Thanks very much! For whatever reason I really love making wind chimes. 🙂

  9. Love the spoons hanging down. I bet it catches the light as well as chimes. Brilliant upcycle.

    1. Thanks very much Claire!

    1. Thanks you so much Handan!

  10. Ohhh Tuula, if you have only heard me mutter, “Oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous” the entire time I’ve been scrolling. I need this in my life! 🙂 Clever and beautiful. I’d bet it sounds amazing!

    1. Thanks so much Donna! They do sound pretty great. There’s nothing like silverware chimes. You should definitely make some for yourself. I have a couple of these chimes on my back deck and we enjoy listening to their music them from spring to fall.

  11. This is fabulous! Love the objects you chose and what a great tutorial- I’ve been wanting to try to make one of these. just love the sound of chimes
    Visiting from the blog hop
    Cheers!

    1. Thanks so much Christina! They do sound heavenly. Once you’ve made one I know you’ll enjoy it for years to come.

  12. Morning Tuula,
    I love it !
    Is there a place I can ask you a question about another, same type project?
    Love your thinking !!!
    Shandee

    1. Thanks Shan! You can email me using the email address that is on my contact page. Click on About TRV in the menu bar below my header. I don’t type my email address in comments because spammers can pick it up that way.