Wind Chime Wonder.


My creative juices were flowing and even though I had way too many other projects on my plate, I set aside an hour last Sunday afternoon for some craft fun. If you remember from last week, I posted a collage of creative outdoor projects that have been swirling around in my brain lately.


I recently acquired a tiny silver colander when a friend was donating tons of kitchen items. When she kindly gave it to me, I knew exactly what to do with it. Bohemian wind chime! With the beads from a collection of old bracelets and necklaces, I knew it would work perfectly for my vision.

When we moved to the farm this past year, I stumbled across a bag of old silverware and decided to hang onto it instead of donating just in case I ever needed it in the future. Well, here was my opportunity. My sweet cowboy was kind enough to drill holes in the handles of each spoon for me.

Before starting this whole project, I spray painted the colander turquoise. It is one of my favorite colors and I’m all about adding some bright, fun color to the farm. Once that dried, I started stringing beads and silverware on leftover fishing line, creating a simple alternating design around the colander.


The best thing about this fun craft was the cost. The colander and silverware were hand-me-downs, the beads were recycled from my jewelry drawer and the fishing line was from my cowboy’s tackle box. The only thing I spent money on was the $3.47 can of spray paint from Walmart.


And it satisfied my creative cravings for a minute. Win, win!

Notice our two beauties in the background below but please ignore the dirt frenzy. Sparkle and Freedom haven’t left each other’s side since they met.


Now that the weekend is here, take a little time for yourself and get crafting my friends!

Come wander with me on….Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Welcome! I am the bayou gypsy, born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although I have spread my wings in the great cities of Austin, Seattle and Delray Beach, the bayou state kept calling me back home in 2007. Thank goodness for the pull back home because that is where I met and married my husband, Andrew. We relocated to 7 acres in Zachary, LA and have started life on a farm. It's the land of bayous, fishing, hunting, four wheelers, trucks, nutria, deer, cows, three rescue pups named Abby James, Dixie and Gypsy, two rescue horses named Sparkle and Freedom, 20 chickens, 2 turkeys named Leroy & Luann and everything else southern. I have started this personal blog to chronicle our new found farm life, the battles and blessings of our ongoing infertility, our recent adoption and the exciting adventures this bayou gypsy and her cowboy get into on the regular. I dabble in a little bit of everything and will share it all with you one wild ride at a time. Come wander with me...y'all!

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