A few weeks ago I found some awesome metal skeleton keys at my local thrift store. They were larger and metal so I knew that I had to have them, just not sure what the project was going to be. This past weekend, I finally used them and turned them into a fun wind-chime.
DIY Skeleton Keys Wind-Chimes
The first step is to wrap both of the embroidery hoops in the jute twine. About every 10 wraps I would add a dot of glue to help hold it in place over time.
Once they are all wrapped, I tied the center hoop to the larger hoop in 4 places using the same twine. This project is supposed to look rough so it doesn’t need to be exact or completely straight.
Tie the keys to the hoops. I had an odd number so I put one in the center as well and then used that as part of my hanging apparatus.
Right after I hung this up outside we had a bit of a storm roll through and it was great hearing these keys clang together.
I love the combination of all the different keys. There are two different colors and multiple sizes on the one wind-chime.
If you found some great skeleton keys at the thrift store what would you do with them?