As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
DIY Key Wind Chime
If you constantly move and have amassed a load of keys, this is perfect for you. Take those keys and follow this DIY which will instruct you on how to turn them into a charming wind chime.
To learn the step by step instructions, visit MrKate.com
Vintage Sprinkler Valve Wind Chime
This wind chime (already sold) makes clever use out of an old sprinkler and hose valve handles. This idea could also be repeated with discarded cabinet and door handles.
To get inspiration for your next project, visit Etsy.com/shop/ReclaimedGrace
Stump and Spoon Fish Wind Chime
There is nothing better than goldfish that never die. This wind chime ($129.95) repurposes spoons and a tree stump to make a whimsical feature on a porch.
To pick up this this handmade chime, visit Myworld.ebay.com/nevastarr?auto=format
Solar Light Mason Jar Wind Chime
Mason jars are useful for all sorts of repurposing projects. This jar has been turned into a solar light wind chime ($51.50) — wonderful for lighting up an entrance or balcony.
To light up your life, visit Etsy.com/shop/treasureagain?auto=format
Crafting with Kids Wind Chime
Some of the most precious items in your home or garden are those with memories tied to them. This DIY shows you how to make a wind chime out of a tin can and decorate it to your taste. If you don’t have kids, make it as chic and as posh as you want!
To get the steps for this DIY, visit Blog.makezine.com
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