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recycled tin can windchime

April 5, 2011

More with the recycling.  I can’t help myself.  Honest.

I’ve been keeping lids from tin cans instead of adding them to the recycling bucket along with the rest of the can.  I had this idea that they would make a pretty little windchime.

And when I had 12, I put something together that looks like this.

Ingredients:  12 tin can lids, 1 jar lid, string, wire and assorted plastic beads (optional).

I used a small drill bit to make the holes in the tin lid circles and the jar lid.  It was fast.  That was my objective.

Because the tin circles are so lightweight and have a large surface area, they blow around easily and make a soft clinking sound.  Soothing.

Granted it is not the most beautiful wind chime, but I don’t mind.  Just another way to recycle.

Thank you for reading!




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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2011 2:59 pm

    Diane, this is so ingenious!

    How did you ever think to do this? What a GREAT idea! Love the blue beads.

    And I bet they made a nice, gentle tinking sound when the wind blows them.

    What an awesome way to recycle and create beauty at the same time!

    You ROCK, girl!

    Happy Tuesday to you and C!


  2. April 5, 2011 7:53 pm

    Love that idea! I am always looking for DIY things for us that are not exactly crafty- this might need to go on my list of things to do- and I love that its also a “green” activity!

  3. April 6, 2011 1:54 am

    We had a wind chime once that was a black and white ceramic cow, with ceramic milk bottles dangling from the cow’s udder. (it was gift. I did NOT pick it out myself!) Your wind chime is definitely prettier than that one. And I’ll bet yours sounds prettier, too.

    • April 6, 2011 3:17 am

      Suzanne you make me laugh! I can imagine what that looked like (and totally wish I had one just like it). xoxo

  4. April 6, 2011 6:27 pm

    I think the sound that it makes would be tinny 🙂 not sure that is a word. and kudos to you for recycling. The comment before me had me rolling! the visual was stunning!


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