Projects & Recipes
I love chimes, however, I do not own any. I have but they were left behind in a tree in Maine after our house fire a few years ago. Since I go to town about once a month and summer is here, I miss my chimes when my office windows are open in the evening. So, I do what I do best being the cheap ass that I am. I dug around in my box of goodies and what not. Turns out I had a few jingle bells left over from a wreath I made when we bought the new house. Yes I am aware that it is a school and will always be a school to some of you, but I have to think of it as a house as we continue to lose our minds converting it. There is a young oak tree out in front of my office window that chimes would love to hang from. Yes, I do know chimes do not have feelings, just try to refrain from arguing with all the little voices in my head will you. When someone disagrees with them, they tend to get really loud.
I pulled out some old yarn and started tying the bells at the bottom of one end. Next, I went out to the tree with my bells and attached them to branches all over in the tree. From the sidewalk you can’t even see them. The deranged fairy who lives with me, our 5 year old, will think there are fairies in the tree once the wind blows. And, I hope it doesn’t freak out the hummingbirds too much. Who am I kidding, those little suckers aren’t even phased by screaming kids or Orthos sitting 2 feet from their feeder licking his lips. It was a cheap way to repurpose jingle bells, and accomplish that pretty “ting” sound when the wind blows. And…I like the “cheap” part don’t you know.