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REPURPOSE | Trash into Treasures

Silverware Fish Chime

Turn old spoons into musical guppies

Text and photos by Wendy Becktold

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Step 1: Flatten the bowls of the spoons with the hammer or mallet. It is easy to ding up the spoons while doing this, so I sandwiched them between several layers of paper and poster board. Another challenge is finding a smooth surface that can take the pounding, if, like me, you lack a sturdy workbench. I did it on the sidewalk on top of a plastic cutting board and a thin metal sheet (a No Smoking sign that I got at the hardware store).

 


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