Garden Art forum: Wind chimes from recycled items

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 26, 2015 6:44 PM CST
I finally just completed these wind chimes that I have been wanting to make. I had a bunch of old odd and end keys and had a couple old metal colanders and wanted to combine the two to make something for my yard. Has anyone else made chimes similar to these?

1st one
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2nd one
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The top of the 2nd on which could hold sunflower seeds if the birds don't land on it and tip them out.
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This colander came from my daughter-in-law. The chimes are stained glass type ornaments that I have collected. I am hoping she will hang this in her big tree in her front yard.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 27, 2015 4:43 AM CST

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Those are so cute Jeanne - I've never made anything like that but I have a lot of those things. Might give it a try. Thumbs up
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 28, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Very clever!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 28, 2015 5:49 PM CST
That's funny! I've started collecting keys, that I know have no locks they fit, for doing something just like this! But I hadn't thought of using a colander to support them. Fun idea! Thumbs up
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Name: Linda
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freedombel
Feb 28, 2015 6:06 PM CST
I have never made those, but now I see your idea and want to! Especially when you see prices in the store for chimes no where near as
clever. Thank You!
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 28, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Oh, gosh, I like those!!! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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