This month we’re all about the outdoors. With the weather warming up, at least in the northern hemisphere, because our Michelle is on the other side of the world, we thought it would be a good excuse to go outdoors and work on projects. In my case, re-purposing a tire rim into a unique wind chime
What I used for this project:
- An old bicycle tire rim
- Black spray Paint
- Vintage Keys
The How – To:
I went to the trusty basement and found this old bicycle tire rim. I also found some bikes from when my kids used them but they have just been rusting down there. Maybe for a future project?
While looking over Michelle of A Crafty Mix’s post from Behind the scenes I got jealous! You see she has a gorgeous garden in her back yard. Whereas I live in an apartment building in the center of town and don’t have that luxury. I have plenty of traffic in front of my house, lots of honking horns and motorcycles vroom vrooming, but no greenery. And no greenery on the balcony either,since I am a self avowed brown thumb.
Like I was saying, I was a bit envious of Michelle’s garden and all that lush greenery. And I was determined to do something about it. I asked the hubs if we could go to the farm in order for me to finish this project. Our farm is about 5 minutes away by car. He is happy to have me there anytime, and truth be told, since I started this blog, I don’t go as often as I’d like to. So off we went with my stash for this project.
Once I got there I took out my twine and started … you guessed it, wrapping the twine around the tire rim.
It was late Saturday and here in Greece the stores are closed after a certain hour (read after I ran out of twine). And the next day was Sunday when everything is closed except for the coffee shops. See you’re getting a little lesson on life here in Greece. It’s not like the US where everything is opened seven days a week.
Was a going to let a lack of twine stop me? Absolutely not! I was a DIYer on a mission! I just took that twine and wrapped the rest on the opposite side. And here is the result!
It was a super easy job with very little cutting because I wanted the twine to show as one piece.
Okay, here’s the story. I had made a canvas wall art with these vintage keys not too long ago. However my sweet darling of a daughter took (more like confiscated), the canvas from me about a week after it was done. She said she needed it for her art project! What can I say, it was her canvas.
So I was stuck! No! Let’s take a bad situation and make it positive! I was happy to have the keys available again!
Would you have gone back home to get more twine or is my uneven look acceptable? May you never run out of twine!
Do you have a special secret place that you go to, to get away from it all?
If you like what you see, share it with your friends, or save it on Pinterest. Above is a Pinterest worthy image!
If you really like what you see subscribe to my blog and get my adventures twice a week in your mailbox. The form is on the sidebar and your e-mail will never be shared with a third party.
And now hop on over to visit my four friends who are also sharing their spring and fall crafts. Simply click on the images below my name. If you’d like to see more past challenges click here.
Linking up to these Link Parties
I love it when I get your comments and I will try reply to them or visit you on your blog. Please do not add a hyperlink to your comment, otherwise we cannot publish it.