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just blowing in the wind, or... hit the nail on the head!
This water kettle was from my late hubby, still using him but i can't using him after my move.
I couldn't throw it away, so... i thought i must recyle him in a project.
In my new home to be i will have two big balconies and large glass sliding walls to go there sooo it's nice to hang before them a wind chime.
I saw on the blog of Jam some smart idea's of how you could make one,
(thank you Jam for sharing your recyling ideas!!!)
so my plan for using the kettle was only becoming more real then ever.LOL
I found some cheap cuterly in a shop that would be the sound makers, and was with some strenght to bend in shape.
And of my fave friend i had still a lot of paperclips as well.
thank you Sheila!!!!
so i thought i can use them well for this project. they are all covered up with plasitc layer so it can stand rain and moistery.;-D

You can make this as well , you can use other things on the kettle, i had the idea to use a lot of plastic fake gems but they were all wrapped allready so i had to change the plans.
time is included drying time.!!!!
i love kitschy things so i used a lot of glitter and things i had still not wrapped.
Hope you like it and wil be inspired to make such things your selfs
just be creative and crafty.

time is included drying time.!!!!

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  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 1
    Step 1

    Search for cuterly and a old kettle.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 2
    Step 2

    Devide the bottom with lines to find the points for making the holes you need for the cuterly.
    Like you must draw a cross in a circle and then do it again in the same. then it's easy to treak down the points.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now you can trasch the same spots on the outside of the bottem.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 4
    Step 4

    first i tried to make the holes in the kettle with a drill but it didn't worked great so i have picked up a hammer and a big sized nail.
    because the kettle surface is smood and round of shape you need at first make a bumb with the head of the nail
    watch the picture please.;-D

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hit the nail.LOL
    Make with the nail and the hammer the holes.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 6
    Step 6

    on this picture can you see that they holes are throught both sides.
    This model asked for that solution, mayby with an other you must look for an other place for the holes.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 7
    Step 7

    because i wanted to hang in the middle a spoon as well like a clapper of a bell i have made in the middle of the bottem two holes as well.-D

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 8
    Step 8

    prime the kettle .
    I have done this step because i found it hard to see throught the kettle of my partner and not couldn't see him like a object.
    but it was after all smart because it was easier to use the paint on the surface .

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 9
    Step 9

    Making the several hooks of the cuterly:
    1. Bend the stells of the spoons to the front like you
    will have a hook.
    2, this is the only spoon that has a much smaller
    hook then the rest, this will hang in the middle of
    the kettle like a clapper;-D
    3. i prefered to bend the steels of the fork
    backwards, Because it's less hurtfull to hit the
    forks excidently.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now you can glue with the hot glue gun the gems or the flowers or buttons on the hooks of the cuterly.
    On the middle clapper one i have add on both sides a flower.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 11
    Step 11

    draw on the kettle with a pencil your design.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 12
    Step 12

    paint the design you have made

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 13
    Step 13

    add lines of 3d paint and glitter 3d pens.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 14
    Step 14

    add on the painted shaped glitter and sequins.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 15
    Step 15

    unwrap the paperclips and make of the paperclips hooks that you will hang on te holes at the bottem.
    then close them tightly.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 16
    Step 16

    Thread on the papperhooks two big size beads and bent the rest of the paperclip in a hook.
    Do the same with the other paperclip hooks.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pick up more paperclips.
    unwrap a tiny bit the papertape and watch the picture .
    on the marks you must bend the edges sharp and real fitting the hook of the cuterly.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 18
    Step 18

    Do this 'hook' on the hook of the spoon, then bend the strange last leg to the inside or middle.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 19
    Step 19

    Now take something simular like this beads (you can follow my tute fake mecury mirrowed beads: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/make-your-own-fake-mecury-mirr ).
    Or just check my tute list;-XD

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 20
    Step 20

    so you will have part a the spoon or fork with the paperclip hook and the bead.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 21
    Step 21

    slide the bead on the paperclip hook.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 22
    Step 22

    Hang the spoonbead hook part on the hook with the beads on the bottem of the kettle.
    then close it with the pliers.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 23
    Step 23

    Switch every time a spoon after a fork and so on.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 24
    Step 24

    now the middle spoon underneath the bottom.
    Unwrap a paperclip and make of the long leg a sort of small hook.
    Put this inside the hole.
    Watch the picture and the drawing.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 25
    Step 25

    on the clapper you must connect a paperclip like the others but.. the longest leg must be running from the top till the spoon and must be free.
    watch the picture pleace.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 26
    Step 26

    slide on the first paperclip hanging on the bottem a mirrowed bead.

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 27
    Step 27

    Slide on te spoon paperclip hook with the longest leg ( now bend to the top) a mirrowed bead as well;-D

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 28
    Step 28

    pull the longest free leg of the under paperclip hook through the top hanging hook and put him back with the pliers inside the bead .
    And....... youre done!!!!! yeaaaah.;-XD

  • How to make chimes. Recyled Wind Kettle Chime - Step 29
    Step 29

    Now find a rope a chain and hang it on a nice place and love the sound of your kettle cuterly chime.
    or give it away.
    i will hang mine in my new home to be;-D

    hope you loved it and wish you much crafting and recyling fun;-D
    Thank you very much for stopping by;-D

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aluciana
aluciana · Kostenetz, Sofia, Bulgaria

Totaly mesmerizing!
Alas, I don't have an old kettle lol.

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Jam J.
Jam J. · 6 projects

How artistic and creative ! Almost not believe it is just an old kettle.

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Jam J.
Jam J. · 6 projects

How artistic and creative ! Almost not believe it is just an old kettle.

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Jam J.
Jam J. · 6 projects

How artistic and creative ! Almost not believe it is just an old kettle.

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Janneke D.
Janneke D. · Nijmegen, Netherlands

I want to have one too! Love this thing, it looks so cute :)

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Alf
Alf · , , Puerto Rico · 17 projects

amazinggggggggg I love it wow now you can keep it in a special place.

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Jasirah W.
Jasirah W. · Tampa, Florida, US

I just love all of your crafts!:)you are really inspiring and talented!! (:

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Jolanda
Jolanda · , Noord-holland, Netherlands · 54 projects

ziet er echt geweldig uit!

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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects

This is so fantastic and you tute is so great.Love it, lots of work but so worth it..smile..

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Libby W.
Libby W. · Castle, Wales, GB · 78 projects

This is another beautiful project Jet! And fantastic how-to. It looks wonderful.

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