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How to Make a Sweet Sounding Silver Sugar Bowl Wind Chime

Sweet sounding silver sugar bowl wind chime. That’s quite the mouthful.

Try and say that five times in a row. 🙂

We finally put our winter coats away and that means that wind chime making season is back!! Yay!

It’s fun to add some whimsy to our outdoor areas, and the sweet sound of a sugar bowl wind chime with hanging silverware tinkling in the breeze would be a lovely addition to any deck or patio.

For me silverware makes the loveliest wind chime sound because it’s not too loud. It’s soft and pretty and won’t drown out the lovely singing birdies.

upcycled silver sugar bowl wind chime

To make this chime you’ll need a silver sugar bowl, a thrifted necklace or two (or any chain will do), silver plate forks and spoons, some silver coloured split rings, and a drill with a 1/16″ metal drill bit.

To check out how to flatten, hand stamp, and drill holes into silverware see my hand stamped spoon bookmark tutorial. If you prefer to use un-flattened and un-stamped silverware it would still sound lovely… just not quite as bell-like.

 

upcycled silver sugar bowl wind chime

The first thing to do is measure around the sugar bowl and mark where you want your chimes to hang.

They should be spaced apart equally. Now this depends how many forks and spoons you’re using.

For my chime I’m using 3 of each.

I don’t have a pic of this (it goes lost somewhere along the way), but you should also make two holes in the base of the sugar bowl for hanging the whole chime.

drilling holes for upcycled silver creamer and sugar bowl wind chime

Drill in the holes.

Make sure to wear eye protection whenever drilling into metal.

 

upcycled silver creamer and sugar bowl wind chime

Take apart the thrifted necklace.

 

upcycled silver creamer and sugar bowl wind chime

Attach the split rings to the spoons and forks through the holes, and then attach the necklace and chain to the split rings.

These are for the creamer that matches the sugar bowl.

 

repurposed silver sugar bowl wind chimes

Then attach split rings to the other ends of the necklace or chain and attach through the holes in the sugar bowl.

 

repurposed silver sugar bowl wind chimes

Do the same at the top.

 

Upcycled silver sugar bowl wind chime

Attach the necklace or chain parts at the top to a key ring, and hang a lovely chandelier crystal to finish it off.

Here are the two holes that I mentioned earlier, spaced equal distance apart for hanging.

 

repurposed silver sugar bowl wind chimes

Split rings make attached everything together really easy.

 

repurposed silver sugar bowl wind chimes

Windy days are great for listening to these chimes, but not so great for picture taking.

I couldn’t get the chimes to stay still enough for a close up… so here you can see what they look like.

 

repurposed silver sugar bowl wind chimes

Here’s the finished sweet sounding sugar bowl wind chime and…

 

repurposed silver creamer wind chime

… here’s the silver creamer.

Making wind chimes is one of my favourite things to do, and by using different thrifted necklaces or chains you can make a one of a kind piece for your own garden or as a gift.

If you enjoyed this sugar bowl wind chime project you might enjoy my other diy wind chimes here.

I just have to say another yay for putting winter coats away. It’s been lovely and warm here this week. I hope it is where you are too. 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

 

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16 Comments

  1. I am glad you love making these because I love seeing them. You make it look so easy to make. I may have to try because they do make great gifts. I tried the dish flowers and went crazy and made one for my girls and friends. Homemade is always so special. It is getting warmer here too and speaking of dish flowers, I can now put my lovely red one out!

    1. Yay, for getting our dish flowers out. Hopefully the cold weather is gone for good. I agree that homemade is special, and I enjoy making dish flowers and wind chimes for gifts too.

  2. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    Great job…looks good. I have wind chimes around my yard…love to hear the different sounds.

    1. Thanks Linda! I have a thing for wind chimes and I love to hear them on the back deck. I find the sound that silverware makes very relaxing.

  3. AnnMarie took the words right out of my mouth! You make it look so easy!!! And so beautiful. Oh, hey! Remember when we were organizing and cleaning our craft rooms? Well, mine was almost done, but not quite. So this week, while my daughter is gone on vacation, I’m getting it done! And re-doing some of the things I had originally done. Maybe this time I can get it finished?? Dona

    1. Good for you for getting at your craft room again Dona. 🙂 I can so relate to redoing things. Good luck with finishing it!

  4. This is adorable! Thank you for the wonderful instructions.

    1. Thanks Mona! You’re very welcome. 🙂

  5. Love them! I probably have most of the supplies to try one ….except for the split rings which of course is what makes it easy! where do you get yours?

    1. Thanks Linda! I usually buy from an ebay Seller located here in Ontario, but I just went there to check it out and she no longer has these in stock. I buy in bulk and I guess I’m going to have to find a new supplier. One of the dollar stores around here used to carry them so I could get some in a pinch if I was running low, but they don’t anymore. I’m probably going to try Amazon and see what I can find. I use 10mm split rings because any smaller I find them hard to deal with.

  6. That’s so pretty Tuula and I bet it DOES sound sweet! :o)

    Tania

    1. Thanks Tania! It really does. 🙂

  7. That is so beautiful, I love it

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thank you so much Darlene!