DIY Silverware Wind Chimes

Hi everyone, Abby here! I hope spring is off to a great start for you! It’s almost Earth Day, so what better time to reduce, reuse and recycle, but with another craft that can easily be completed with supplies from your local Goodwill!

For our next DIY workshop, we will be making wind chimes with silverware on Saturday, April 18! We hope you can join us.  If you can’t, let me share some tips to make one on your own. I used some forks, knives and a drink strainer to make my wind chime, but there are a bunch of other options for objects that make a noise when the wind blows.

Check out the easy steps below!

Supplies needed:

  1. Spare silverware
  2. Scrap wire or another object to attach the silverware to (I used a drink strainer, but a wire hanger could be manipulated to accomplish this goal)
  3. Fishing line or thin wire
  4. Beads, embroidery string, yarn or scrap fabric (for embellishment)
  5. Hot glue
  6. Scissors
  7. Needle-nose pliers



First thing I did was measure my fishing line for how long I wanted my chime lengths to be. I picked varying lengths from 6-12 inches. Then I decided which embellishments I wanted to use – I picked some different colored beads I had leftover from another project, as well as two colors of embroidery string (yarn or scrap fabric would work well for this).

I looped my fishing line through the holes on the drink strainer, adding some beads as I went.  Then I  hot glued the fishing line to the first fork. Next I measured an arm’s length of embroidery string, and hot glued and wrapped the string around where I glued the fishing line to the fork.




I did this process a few more times until I filled up the drink strainer with silverware and beads.





Et Viola! My finished wind chime!





Hope to see you Saturday, April 18 (details below)!  Until then – happy crafting.



Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Medina Goodwill, 3500 Medina Road, Medina OH 44256

Don’t forget to register for the workshop: