In my last post
I showed you some thrifted stuff that I found the previous weekend. Well, I decided to sift through my supply stash and see if I could create a wind chime recipe that would measure up to one of these 3 vintage kitchen goodies.
Can you guess which one of I used?
Of the three the vintage Bromwell’s flour sifter is my first wind chime victim candidate.
For this recipe all I needed were a few simple ingredients… all vintage… except for the jewelry attachment thingies, (I can’t remember what they’re called) and the key ring.
Other than the sifter the main ingredients in this recipe are the vintage aluminum measuring spoons that I’ve been collecting for some time… just waiting for the perfect reason to use them.
The cool thing about these spoons is that they already had holes in them.
My other ingredients include a large vintage chandelier crystal, a vintage necklace, and some vintage glass bead chains from a vintage hanging candle holder.
First I wrapped a measuring tape around the bottom of the sifter to figure out how far apart the 15 spoons needed to be.
Then I marked those spots with my Sharpie…
and drilled the holes. I didn’t get a photo of this step, but I took a hammer and lightly tapped on the holes on the inside to dull down any sharp edges.
Then I twisted the jewelry attachment thingies through the holes, just like I did when I attached the glass beaded chains to the spoons.
Because the measuring spoons are all different sizes, I lined them up to create my pattern. This is how they’ll look when they go around the sifter.
I attached them to the sifter in order, adding two copper ones when I realized that I made 17 holes instead of 15.
Ooopsee. ‘Scuse me. I messed up my recipe. lol. (Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. It’ll be our little secret).
I’m still not sure how I managed to do that, but it turned out to be a happy accident. I think the copper accents add some interest.
These kinds of mistakes are just opportunities to fly by the seat of my pants. What? Isn’t that what I always do? lol.
I drilled 3 holes around the top of the sifter (the right number of holes this time), attached parts of the vintage necklace as the main hangers, and added the large chandelier crystal as the topper.
The spoons are now measuring the breezes and the tinkling sounds are quite lovely, and I think the copper oopsee ones sound extra nice. lol.
The glass bead chains add some much needed sparkle.
And here it is… all finished, with its still perfectly usable sifter and measuring spoons… should there ever be a baking emergency.
So, what do you think of my wind chime recipe?
I admit… it probably doesn’t taste very good, but it does sound pretty sweet. I’m hoping to whip up something for the other two kitchen goodies. We’ll see what the future holds.
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I have to say that I’m sooo grateful to be doing projects outside again, and I hope you’re enjoying some fabulous weather too.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time,
keep on keepin’ on!