Monday, October 21, 2013

Make a wind chime from recycled tins

Paint the cans with acrylic paint in your choice of colour. They don't have to be perfect so go for a rustic look that blends with the design theme.

There is something calming about the sound of wind chimes in the breeze.

Paint the cans with acrylic paint in your choice of color. They don't have to be perfect so go for a rustic look that blends with the design theme.

Instead of spending a fortune on a wooden one that will most likely rot away in often humid summer months, make a unique wind chime using recycled cans and spoons and painting them your favorite color.

Use a drill/driver and 5mm HSS steel bit to drill holes in the centre of each tin can. To stop the drill bit from spinning when you start drilling, push down on the tin to make a dent and this will hold it better.

Paint the cans with acrylic paint in your choice of color. They don't have to be perfect so go for a rustic look that blends with the design theme. Bottles are great for holding the cans in place as you paint all the way around in one go.

Wrap a length of twine, string or wool around your teaspoons and make sure that you make the string long enough to hang up at the end.

Now thread the string with the spoon on it through the hole in each tin base.

Arrange all the strings together at the top and adjust for the height of each tin. You want them to hang as nicely as possible. Tie a knot to hold all the strings together and hang them on the patio or in your garden.

Article courtesy of Home-Dzine


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