Bundle at the Door

20170606_091458How many people come home from a walk on the beach and find a package of used flatware on their doorstep?  Well, that happened to me the other day! 

20170606_091506My sweet friend Sandy loaded me up with mismatched flatware which is perfect for repurposing.

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Most of the time I turn the flatware into whimsical window valances like this “Shaking up the Blues”  that I sell in my Etsy shop WhimsiVille.  But Cathy gave me this teapot that she hoped I would turn into a whimsical wind chime for Sunrose.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter a  quick spray paint on the flatware  (a  pretty shade of green) , I set the flatware aside for a day to fully dry.  To prep the teapot, run a wire through the spout.  Secure a large bead or button on the end of the wire on the inside of the teapot.  Use E600 to glue the lid.  Curl the end of the wire on the outside of the teapot for the silverware to hang.

Cut one 5″ wire and two 9″ wires, curl one end of the 5″ and bend the 9 inch wires into loops.  At the curls, loop one wire into the other so it hangs.  Then bend the straight wire to attach to the bottom loop.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAttach beads at the tops of each piece of flatware and beads on the wire that holds the little teapot.  It is a fun and easy way to use unwanted flatware and a decorative teapot.  The teapot wind chime is perfect for a patio or hanging in a kitchen corner to brighten the emptiness.

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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