Wind chimes can be created out of so many things, and when it comes to repurposing thrift stores are not my only go to. There are a lot of items at dollar stores that can be repurposed into fun and creative projects.
DIY Wooden Spoons Wind Chime
Like these wooden spoons. At my local dollar store I found packages of three spoons of varying sizes for one dollar. I bought four packages and chose nine spoons for my wind chime.
I went into my wooden rolling pin collection and chose one with lovely red handles.
The first step is to measure where you want your spoons to hang, spacing them out equally. Then mark those spots with a pencil.
You can use as many or as few spoons as you like, depending on the size of your rolling pin. Just make sure your wooden spoons will hit each other when blowing in the breeze.
With a finishing nail and pencil, you create holes where the pencil marks are.
Make sure to use a nail that is a bit smaller than the screw eyes. You want your screw eyes to be nice and tight.
Using a nail to help if necessary, screw all the screw eyes into the rolling pin.
I put in all the screw eyes to make sure I was happy with the way the spacing looked, and I was.
Then it was on to creating the holes in the ends of the wooden spoons. To do this I used the same finishing nail that I used for the rolling pin holes and a hammer.
Here’s the hole at the end of the wooden spoon.
I spray painted the wooden spoons a lovely aqua blue using a paint and primer combo, and then inserted the screw eyes into the ends.
In a perfect creative world, where I would never change my mind, lol, I would have spray painted the rolling pin before putting in the screw eyes.
But after spray painting the spoons I decided to also spray paint the rolling pin. So I removed all the screw eyes, covered the red handles with painter’s tape, and gave the rolling pin three light coats of the same aqua spray paint.
After putting the screw eyes back into the rolling pin, split rings were attached.
Split rings were also attached to the screws eyes at the ends of the wooden spoons.
And the whole thing was connected using pieces of salvaged necklaces as hangers.
Before hanging outside I gave the whole wind chime a couple of light coats of a matte spray urethane for extra protection.
That doesn’t mean this wooden spoons wind chime will last forever, but it will last a little longer than it would without it.
You can also use silver plate spoons, like I did with this rolling pin wind chime.
I added a vintage glass chandelier crystal to the top of the chime to add a little bling.
You could also add something to the rolling pin if you like.
Maybe something stenciled, or some handwritten words if you have nice handwriting, which I don’t.
But I opted to keep it clean so the necklaces and the colors are the focus.
If you’ve ever heard bamboo wind chimes, these wooden spoons sound a little like that when they’re being tickled by the breeze.
It a lovely organic and natural type of sound.
You can see more DIY wind chime projects on my blog here.
- Rolling pin (thrift store)
- Wooden spoons (dollar store)
- Screw eyes (amazon)
- Split rings (amazon)
- Spray paint (home improvement store)