Garden art made from old bed springs: Part 1 Fall
Autumn Wreaths from bedsprings
A dozen springs can form a wreath, tied together with the wire that comes with the metal mattress frame. Sproing!
To make the sheet music roses, search “Paper roses”
We’re ‘fans’ of these springs!
What other odd metal pieces do you have? An old oscillating pedestal fan, beginning to rust? Perfect! Old saw parts? Yep!
Blue bottle bed springs in the garden
Gorgeous bottle tags for wine really glam up a gift. Marie Niemann beads hers and stamps flattened spoons with labels.
Marie says, “I love Cobalt Blue, Beading, and I Love Love Love old rusty springs! I made these using old bed springs with a little added bling! Blue Beaded Bed Springs! Try saying that 10 times fast!
These are pretty easy to make, finding glass pony beads with larger holes is the most difficult part. I don’t like plastic anything, so I’m a little fussy and use only glass beads and metal beads and findings. This is my first attempt at flattening and stamping a silver spoon. A little harder than it looked but I did it!”
‘Harvesting’ bed springs for garden projects
After finding this ‘treasure trove’ …an old spring mattress, Sue says, ” I’m thinking that I am going to keep them attached to the metal frame until I need them for projects. Otherwise how do you corral them? They will be ‘boinging’ all over the place and getting tangled up! I need to get them unattached from the wood and in the shop before the snow flies so I have them at my finger tips. Had 5 tools out and the best was the Stanley Wonder Bar.
After taking 80 staples out and taking it off the wooden frame, I can NOW see why they cost so much at flea markets. And I have yet to free 312 of them from the metal frame!
Sue’s Weebly pots
These pots wobble, but they don’t fall down! Old wood, rusty springs, polka dots and burlap ribbon,…what could be cuter! Fill with succulents outside or house plants indoors.
Sue: “This is how I join the spring to the wood.
1 ) “First I cut off two 4 inch pieces or wire from old coat hangers. Bend them both a little in the center with your pliers ( some springs are made differently so you might have to play with this a little). I then cross them in the middle then slide them through the Springs bottom, making a X.
2 ) “Once that’s done and it stands up by itself drill 8 small holes all the way through the wood on each side of the coat hanger wire leg. So there are two holes for each leg of the coat hanger wire.
3 ) “Then I thread 4-5 inch pieces of thin wire up from the bottom of the wood catching the coat hanger leg and then down through the top of the wood. Just like sewing it to the wood. Twist the thin wires on the back side so you can’t see them. You’re done!
If you need bed springs…
Contact Marie Niemann at Abracadabrabeads@msn.com
She will send you bed springs for approximately $5 each or $25 for 6. Free shipping!