Add the soft tinkling of wind chimes to your garden by fashioning a chime from recycled cookie cutters and flatware.
For the top of mine, I used a mini colander. But you can also use graters, teapots, metal soap dishes, metal lamp shades or other dome-like pieces. Then use fishing line to string beads and tie hanging pieces to the colander.
The trickiest part is drilling holes in the ends of the flatware. First, make a scratch on the back of the spoon or fork handle with a scribe tool. This scratch will show you where to drill and help the drill bit get a grip on the metal instead of skating around. Then, place the spoon or fork into a vise to hold it steady. Next, drill a hole where you made the scratch.
Be sure to buy a drill bit that’s labeled for heavy metal and stainless steel. I used a 1/16″ bit.
If you live in the Denver area, you can sign up for my free wind chime workshop July 11 at Denver Public Library’s Bear Valley branch. To register, just call 720-865-0975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.