I’ve been making garden whimsy with old cd’s for a long time. One o the first things I made was some key chimes.
Unfortunately the old cds and the weather aren’t good companions and the shine of the cd starts to wear away. The keys get all twirled together and after awhile it gets hard to untangle the fishing line. So it was time to repair and upcycle the key chimes once again.
The old key chime was made of 2 cds glued together, keys and fishing line. This time I used one of the stained glass cds that I recently made. Check here to see how I made them using an old cd and some stained glass paint.
The first thing was to drill some holes in the stained glass cd. I waited till after it was painted to drill the holes, else they would of been covered over with paint. There is one hole at the top for hanging and 7 at the bottom to fastening the old keys on. Fishing line is used for hanging and fastening on the keys.
I looks lovely on a hook in one of the big hosta pots by the front entrance.
The plant poke is made of a styrofoam ball and push pins. Check here to make your own.
Other chimes I’ve made for the garden:
Crafts with old cds and records
I’m sharing with The Really Crafty Link Party , Handmade Monday and To Grandma’s House We Go
more garden whimsy
You are so crafty!
How’s the knee?
Too hot for me right now….?
Linda aka Crafty Gardener
Way to hot for me too, ☀️
knee is making great progress,
been doing some crochet for Halloween ? and making whimsy things with cds ?
What a cute addition to your whimsical garden! Hope you’re staying cool in this heat!
Wow Linda, you never cease to amaze me with your crafts, love the chimes!
Good day again to stay inside.
wow I love this idea Linda, I hope I can do it one day, but I do enjoy reading about the projects even though I never do most of them! cheers.
I love this idea, the wind chimes look so much better now. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.
This is such a pretty makeover. I love your stained glass effect.