Whooooo, hoooooo Spring is in the air. My favorite season. While everyone in the North is busy carving pumpkins and making gorgeous wreaths,  we’re doing the happy dance over here because the most beautiful season of all has finally arrived. That means it’s time to start making some magic in the garden. One of the first things we did was re-purpose an old jelly mold to make this wind chime.

Repurpose a jelly mold, some spoons and beads in a cage to make a wind chime to celebrate the arrival of spring. Full tutorial on the blog

Isn’t it cool? We hung weird, curly spoons and wire-wrapped glass beads under the repurposed jelly mold and they make the most delicious tinkling sound in the wind.

Combine curved spoons and wire wrapped glass beads to make this repurposed wind chime

The jelly mold has been lying in our craft cupboard for a while now. Well, I think it’s a jelly mold or something like that. It gets used in a kitchen somehow 😀 Anyhows, since cooking isn’t something I do well, I definitely wasn’t going to use it for whatever purpose it was intended for.

Combine curved spoons and wire wrapped glass beads to make this repurposed wind chime

Have a look in your craft cupboard (or kitchen 😉 ) and see what you can reuse. All righty, before I show you how we made this repurposed wind chime, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!

How to Make a Wind Chime from Odd Bits

To make a repurposed wind chime, all you need are some clanking tinkling bits and a base to hang them from. In my case, I used spoons, buckets, and glass pebbles for the hanging tinkling bits and that jelly mold for the base. First up, I needed to figure out a way to hang the glass pebbles and spoons. Since I have a whole bunch of jewelry wire I figured I’d make a wire cage for the pebbles and do something similar for the spoons.

How to Make a Wire Bead or Pebble Cage

To make the wire cage, you need some jewelry wire, flat nose pliers, and wire cutters. Cut the wire into 25 cm pieces. Use the flat nose pliers to make a small loop at one end of the wire.

Use your needle nose pliers to make a small loop.

Put the loop inside the flat nose pliers and then coil the wire as you turn it.

Use your needle nose pliers to make a small loop. Twist the wire around the loop

You should end up with a tightly coiled circle that’s large enough to cover one end of the bead. Do the same on the other side making a coil in the opposite direction.

Create a curled loop on both ends

Take the two coils and bend them towards each other. Insert the bead and then squish the wire around the bead, straightening as you work until it covers the bead nicely.

Bend the two ends of the curled wire upwards and place the glass bead inside and wrap the edges up to enclose the glass bead.

Your wire cage should look something like the piccy below once done.

Your glass bead should be wrapped neatly in the wire cage

Hanging The Spoons

When it came to hanging the spoons, I considered drilling a small hole in the handle. Unfortunately, the drill bit just went all over the place, and since I already had my jewelry wire handy it was just easier to use that. To wrap the spoons and get them ready to be hung, cut a piece of wire and make a small loop on one end.

Make a small loop in the wire

Place the loop on the back of the spoon handle facing upwards, and wind or wrap the wire around the handle.

Place the small loop on the back of the spoon and start wrapping the wire around the spoon to secure

Make sure to wrap the wire from the bottom up towards the top.

Continue wrapping the wire around the spoon a few times before cutting the wire

Once the wire has been wrapped around the handle a few times, cut any excess away and tuck the cut end into the wrapped wires as shown below.

Continue wrapping the wire around the spoon a few times before cutting the wire and tucking the end into the wrapped wire

Prepping the buckets for hanging

The little buckets were the easiest to get ready for the wind chime. All I needed to do was drill a small hole in the bottom center of each one.

Pro Tip: Use a little tape to stop the drill bit from slipping.

Drill a small hole in the bottom center of the buckets

Hanging the spoons, glass pebbles and buckets on the wind chime

To hang the pebbles, spoons, and buckets I used fishing line. Drill small equally spaced holes around the rim of the jelly mold (or whatever you’re using as a base). Tie some fishing line around a pin before threading the fishing line through the hole.

Wrap fishing line around a pin and push the pin up through the holes in the jelly mold

The pin helps anchor the fishing line on top of the mold. Add the caged pebbles and spoons but tieing the fishing line onto the jewelry wire. When making a wind chime it’s always a good idea to stagger the tinkling bits so they can bump into each other when the wind blows.

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I absolutely love how it turned out. Those weird little spoons add a touch of drama and whimsy.

Combine curved spoons and wire wrapped glass beads to make this repurposed wind chime

And the slightest breeze makes the caged pebbles twirl and dance in the wind.

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And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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