Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Recycled Garden Art -Silverware Wind Chimes

There has been a lot of buzz about the recycled garden art that will be at The Linn County Fair again this year. Many people are looking for ideas or tips for what they could do for a recycled garden art project. We have come up with some examples below.

A recycled garden art that is simple to do and will last for years is the “Silverware Wind chime.” If  you are like me, you have tons of miss match silverware and you just don’t know what to do with them. How about making them into a wind chime. This particular wind chime used eight spoons and four forks. It is suggested that you flatten the silverware, this will give it a different sound when they chime. You can use a hammer to flatten them. Then take a 5/16” metal/tile drill bit to make the holes in the silverware.  Crimp beads were used to secure the fishing line to the light fixture. Every piece of this chime was recycled that includes the silverware, beads, fishing line, and light fixture. Now you look through your closet full of “stuff” and see what you can use to make your very own Silverware Wind Chime.

Windchimes made out of silverware

Wind chimes made out of silverware

For more details on the Recycled Garden Art Contest go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/doc%20files/Recycled%20Garden%20Art%20Contest.pdf or email info@thelinncountyfair.com

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