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6/06/2012

Homemade Rain Chain

Do you ever come across cheap, old silver spoons at thrift stores and garage sales and wonder what you can do with them? In the past I have made hooks out of them like these...
Well, I came across a bag of spoons for $2 at a garage sale and thought I would make a homemade rain chain out of them. Here is a short tutorial on how I did it.



Collect old spoons and some wire.
Drill a small hole in each spoon handle end and bend the spoon bowl up...
 

Simply thread the wire through two spoons back to back and wire them together at the base of the second set of spoons. Keep doing this with a set of two spoons until you have a long chain.



Then, hang from a gutter corner that doesn't have a down spout but a drilled hole for the water to run out and over the spoons. I will need to add on to my rain chain as I find more spoons.

See, that wasn't very hard to make! You can do it too.



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16 comments:

  1. Hi Terry,

    How clever! I've been collecting old silver spoons at thrift shops and yard sales without a project in mind....this is it! Thanks :-)

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  2. What a beautiful rain chain! I can't wait to start hunting down spoons. Very, very clever.

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  3. I like all of your ideas for using the silver spoons. I have a few of those in a drawer that I need to recycle. Great ideas!

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  4. Clever idea. You will love the look and sound of the rain trickling down.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

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  5. Very classy look to repurpose old spoons. I would like to hear how the rain sounds. Came over from Gotta Create.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  6. I have tried numerous times to bend old silverware, especially fork tines - how on earth do you do it? I have forks and want to curl the tines!

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  7. VERY Creative! Love this idea. I need to score some silver!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  8. Just stopping by to say Hi!... from Find a Friend Friday at Sew Many Ways.

    What a great way to use old spoons.

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  9. Oh I LOVE this! I've wanted a rain chain for years but they are usually a little pricey. This is an excellent idea, and I already have the materials on hand! Thanx SO much for sharing this fantastic idea!!

    xoxo
    jenny

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  10. Great idea! Love the resourcefulness!

    ~Ellie @ beauty4ashes-ellie.blogspot.com

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  11. How clever! Love it! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  12. This is so cute and what a great use with those spoons! Love it!

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  13. I've been clicking all over your blog and am so inspired. Friday I'm heading to my sisters house to help BLING her patio to life. Watch for pictures!

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  14. I have been looking for a tutorial for rain chains. Like this idea. Thank you for sharing.

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