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Monday, October 10, 2016

From a MIG Welding Wire Spool to a Bird Feeder

Years ago, my husband brought home a stack of metal spools used
to store MIG wire. He sewed wire cloth onto the spool in a somewhat
rudimentary fashion, and called it a bird feeder. A raccoon demolished
it, the spool was chunked into a pile, and that was the end of that.

Fast forward a few years, and I found myself with a backyard that had
become a bird oasis. It seemed like a good time to drag out the old
feeder and give it an overhaul.

The result is a large feeder that is very durable, can be painted, easily
filled, will feed many birds at once, and will also last a very long time.

Click HERE for a complete tutorial with plenty of tips, tricks, pictures and more. You can do this!

Monday, September 26, 2016

How to make Pressed Penny Wind Chimes (+ Sound file)

Whether you want to invest a lot of time and materials, or create a simple project with only a few items, this tutorial will provide the how-to, you provide the creativity and a few supplies.

Click HERE to see the complete tutorial and plenty of pictures.

A dainty chime can be assembled and hung the same day. Grab a few handfuls of pennies, some fishing line, a stick, and a drill bit. The rest is up to you. Add beads, sparkling things, copper adornments, these are just a few ideas. Although the pennies do not have to be pressed, they do make a lovely sound. They can otherwise simply be drilled, and suspended.

Come along, let’s have fun while making a treasure for the garden, front porch, deck, or window. Hang one from a limb of a tree in your back yard, front yard, or both. Make them as gifts. Start now, and by the time the holidays arrive, you'll have plenty to give away.

No doubt, you're wondering what the sound of pennies in a chime might sound like, so I've provided a video for you, as well.