It’s ‘spring’ for the holidays!
Due to a mysterious surplus of rusty bed springs amongst us here at Flea Market Gardening,…many ‘spring’ projects have been used this Fall in Holiday decorations this year! Here’s what has been done by our gardening crafters”
Using bed springs in holiday decorations
When Nancy K Meyer, Sue Gerdes and Marie Niemann all found sources of rusty bed springs recently, how could they help making Fall decorations and now Christmas ones. Using their imaginations the iconic spring shape bounced into their garden crafts. They added burlap, twine, beads and candles among other materials, all of which we call ‘Art Supplies.’
“Happy Holidays! One might say I have SPRING Feva! No not that kind of fever, but to find creative ways to use old rusty bed springs in some artistic projects. Here’s my bed spring wreath. It only took six springs, it’s fairly small, but works well in my home,” Marie Niemann says.
Marie says, “I made these mini trees using the old tornado type springs that are the perfect shape of a tree. Add some rusty stars and mini gears and voila! A Steampunk tree is born!
The one on the right I added some bling with glass beads to jazz it up some. The base was a cool lamp I found at a thrift store made from a gear and an old camshaft. The center is a candle holder using and old cog and rusty bolt for the base to hold the candle.”