Sifting Through a Wind Chime Recipe

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.
How to Make a Vintage Sifter into Wind Chimes
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.
How to Make a Vintage Sifter into Wind Chimes
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.
How to Make a Vintage Sifter into Wind Chimes
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.
How to Make a Vintage Sifter into Wind Chimes
Then I marked those spots with my Sharpie…
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
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.
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
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.
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
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.
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
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.
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
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.
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
And here it is… all finished, with its still perfectly usable sifter and measuring spoons… should there ever be a baking emergency.
Vintage Sifter Wind Chimes
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.

Don’t forget to pin it!

How to make a vintage sifter wind chime 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!


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  1. How perfect Tuula – I could SO picture this hanging in front of a country farmhouse kitchen window !!!

  2. Love this one too! You keep a theme going with how you put your lovely windchimes together. Be sure to mention that in your book! Next, I wanna say that pretty soon people will be wanting to visit and take tours of "the windchime exhibit" at your home! I bet it looks awesome!

  3. Totally cute! I love this!!! You have the best ideas 🙂

  4. You cooked up a tasty project to spoon-feed us this morning. Enough puns. I collect those measuring spoons but hate to use them. Maybe I should consider something like this. I would have to line the sifter and plant some creeping herb in it.

  5. I love it…but then again, I love all your projects! Have a fabulous Monday…Vicky

  6. Love it…it would be an unique hostess gift to someone that loves baking!

  7. I always love your creations and this one, I think, I can do! My husband just got a new drill so just maybe…..I have the sifter already. Just fabulous creation of yours!

  8. It would be grand fun if a bird built a nest in it!!!

  9. This is so cute. Love the copper oopsie! It turned out perfect! I especially love your beaded bling. A great touch!

  10. My spoon and fork wind chime didn't make it after this past winter! I <3 your vintage cutie! Pinned and stopping to your shop:)

    1. I'm sorry to hear about your chimes Michele! I have several styles to choose from in my shop. I do recommend taking them inside for the winter. This past one was a bad one that's for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. What a cute idea! I love this creative windchime! Thanks for linking with Home Sweet Home!

  12. Jane Toomajanian says:

    Really nice wind chime idea – love the addition of the copper meas. spoons. I use measuring spoons like this when baking now (they were my mother’s). The “jewelry attachment thingies” you mention appear to be split rings (just for future reference). I think I’ll go rustle up some goodies I have laying around and and see what I have on hand to make something similar. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Thanks so much Jane! How wonderful that you have some measuring spoons that belonged to you mother. I collect mine from thrift stores and garage sales just to use in wind chime projects. They’re quite inexpensive around here. Good luck with your chime. 🙂