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How To Make An Upcycled Christmas Wind Chime Ornament

Having a rummage through the scrap box at my local junk shop I came across a set of spoons for a £1. That’s when I got the idea for making an upcycled Christmas wind chime ornament.

There are certain words I associate with Christmas and only Christmas. My favourite of these is jingle, fa la la and rum pum pum pum.

I have an upcycled old Christmas window with the word Jingle on it, I put on my mantle every Christmas. I hang beneath it Fa La La in homemade giant felt letters. Last year I even decorated a printers tray for Christmas which included the words rum pum pum pum.

I thought these Christmas words would be great to use with this upcycled Christmas wind chime ornament. Especially, jingle as it did seem an appropriate word for a wind chime.

I did, however, dismiss rum pum pum pum with this Christmas upcycled craft as I didn’t have that many matching spoons.

Hang this Christmas wind chime ornament on the front porch if you have one or on the front door. The clanging of the spoons along with the little bells on the end of the spoons makes quite a pleasant sound.

big spoons

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What You Need To Make A Spoons Wind Chime

  • Six old metal spoons – preferably all the same size. If you don’t happen to have any, they can normally be picked up very cheaply in charity/thrift shops.
  • Red and cream chalk paint. Sample pots will do.
  • Scrap piece of wood to hang the spoons from.
  • Small craft bells.
  • Jump rings used for jewelry making or wire
  • Six screw-in cup hooks
  • Drill and small drill bit for drilling into metal
spponns and wood

How To Make A Christmas Wind Chime

1. First, drill two small holes into each spoon. One in the handle and one at the tip. If you use a small drill bit suitable for metal than this should be pretty easy to do.

I used the same versatile Ryobi rotary tool that I used for the china plate Christmas trees to drill the holes.

drilling hole into spoon.

2. Next paint three of the spoons cream and the other three red. At the same time paint the scrap piece of wood that you are going to hang them from.

Painted red and cream spoons

3. Next, paint a letter on each spoon so that when they are placed together they spell the word jingle. Or any other word you prefer, just make sure you have enough spoons for the word you want.

Painted big spoons for christmas windchime

4. Screw the cup holder hooks into the scrap piece of wood and an even distant apart. Then place a jump ring into the hole at the top of each spoon.

5. Finally, attach a craft bell to the tip of each spoon using another jump ring. Then hang the spoons from the hooks so that they spell the word Jingle on your Christmas wind chime.

Attaching bells to Christmas wind chimes
upcycled Christmas wind chime jingle

I liked this upcycled Christmas wind chime ornament so much I decided to make another one. This time I used smaller spoons and the words Fa La La.

Upcycled Spoons Christmas wind chime Ornament

I know this upcycled windchime is a Christmas ornament, but you could easily make it as a wind chime for all year round. Just paint the spoons another colour and change the word.

If your house has a name then you can use the spoons to spell that name. Or even just use your family name, as long as it’s not too long, otherwise, you will need a lot of spoons.

Jingle Christmas wind chime
jingle spoon decoraiton

If you liked this upcycled Christmas wind chime made from spoons then you might like this spring songbird tin can wind chime.

Don’t forget to check out these other upcycled Christmas crafts.

For more thrifty Christmas decorations ideas visit cheapthriftyliving.com

Cecilia

Monday 2nd of December 2019

This is so cute, Claire! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Thank you so much.

Karen

Thursday 28th of November 2019

People have extra spoons????? After raising 3 kids, I now am left with 4. Four spoons.

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 28th of November 2019

Ha Ha Ha. It's the knives that go missing in our house not the spoons.

Maria Brittis

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

What a cute idea love the chimes

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 28th of November 2019

Thank you, they are fun to make.

Roseann Hampton

Friday 22nd of November 2019

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party! This will be one of my features at tomorrow's party!

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Thank you so much, I look forward to seeing it.

Chas Greener

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Another beautiful upcycle - love everything about it! Thanks for sharing - Pinned!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 21st of November 2019

Thank you so much Chas, they were fun to make.