A Different Kind of Bedspring Wreath: The Snowflake Rag Wreath

Now that Christmas is over and all the decorations are put away.  I needed a “winter” wreath to hang on our front door.  I didn’t want to just make another round wreath so instead I tied the springs together using scraps of snowflake material I had left from a project and also made a bow.  I think it’s cute and different looking, and I still love springs!

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♥ A New Bedspring Heart ♥

The mattress I cut up this weekend for springs, was a Sealy and the springs were slightly different than previous ones I had cut up, but it also included these long flexible springs around the outside of the mattress so of course I kept those too.  They will not hold their shape without other wire holding them, so I used a fuschia coated hanger, cut off the top and reshaped it into a heart, then coiled the spring around it.  It is not what I would call “complete” yet but I really like it and thought in a grouping they would be really cute wall decor, if they were all different sizes and maybe different colors??

I am going to try to make letters like this too!  Check back soon!
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♥ A New Bedspring Heart ♥

The mattress I cut up this weekend for springs, was a Sealy and the springs were slightly different than previous ones I had cut up, but it also included these long flexible springs around the outside of the mattress so of course I kept those too.  They will not hold their shape without other wire holding them, so I used a fuschia coated hanger, cut off the top and reshaped it into a heart, then coiled the spring around it.  It is not what I would call “complete” yet but I really like it and thought in a grouping they would be really cute wall decor, if they were all different sizes and maybe different colors??

I am going to try to make letters like this too!  Check back soon!
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OnePrettyThing.com and the Leaning Tower of Springs

Since I am still mainly working on projects I cannot share b/c they are christmas presents.  I will share a really great website oneprettything.com that has daily posts of DIY projects for all holidays and even some kid-friendly projects.  The projects are really great!  When I get more time I would really like to go through the site and see all it has to offer.  If you are looking for a great project over Christmas break, check it out!

I was also running out of  bedsprings, so I cut up another mattress this weekend.  With no other place to store the springs they now occupy a trunk and are stacked in a tower in my spare bedroom, they are leaning a little and hopefully don’t fall! Check back for more great spring projects, after the holidays!

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OnePrettyThing.com and the Leaning Tower of Springs

Since I am still mainly working on projects I cannot share b/c they are christmas presents.  I will share a really great website oneprettything.com that has daily posts of DIY projects for all holidays and even some kid-friendly projects.  The projects are really great!  When I get more time I would really like to go through the site and see all it has to offer.  If you are looking for a great project over Christmas break, check it out!

I was also running out of  bedsprings, so I cut up another mattress this weekend.  With no other place to store the springs they now occupy a trunk and are stacked in a tower in my spare bedroom, they are leaning a little and hopefully don’t fall! Check back for more great spring projects, after the holidays!

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Playing with Springs :)

I have cold, so I am not really creating anything to great until it eases up a bit, but I did work with some bedsprings last night and created several new round wreath sizes.

20 spring wreath – 25 inch diameter

6 spring wreath – 10 inch diameter

15 spring wreath – 20 inch diameter

Side View – 15 spring wreath – 20 inch diameter

The only hard part is once you get over 10 springs the wreaths start to lose their shape due to the weight and have to be individually coiled together, which is really rough on the hands (I have more than one cut on my fingers today) but the results are worth it!  It’s sad when you have to get a tetanus shot just to do your crafts!

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Playing with Springs :)

I have cold, so I am not really creating anything to great until it eases up a bit, but I did work with some bedsprings last night and created several new round wreath sizes.

20 spring wreath – 25 inch diameter

6 spring wreath – 10 inch diameter

15 spring wreath – 20 inch diameter

Side View – 15 spring wreath – 20 inch diameter

The only hard part is once you get over 10 springs the wreaths start to lose their shape due to the weight and have to be individually coiled together, which is really rough on the hands (I have more than one cut on my fingers today) but the results are worth it!  It’s sad when you have to get a tetanus shot just to do your crafts!

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Happy Weekend: Bedspring Art – Works in Progress

Last night while I was creating more bedspring wreaths, I made another heart, a small star and a regular round wreath.  I was trying to figure out a way to make them look more unique and more like art.  I like the plain or one color, but I also like simple things until I created these: 
Hand Painted Monarch Butterfly

Hand Painted Monarch Butterfly

Hand Painted Candy Cane Tea-light Holders

Both of these were trial runs to see if I would like the end result, I was pleasantly surprised and will continue to work to perfect hand painting these, as well as other pieces The only major problem right now is the paint I used was a little chunky and did not go on smooth, so I am going to look for new paint today and hopefully I will be more satisfied with the end result.   Watch for these items coming soon to my etsy shop!

On a side note, nothing makes you smile more than waking up to this on a Friday morning:

The view from my kitchen window
Even though it was a chilly 0 degrees this morning, I still smiled!  This is why I love Northern New York!

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Happy Weekend: Bedspring Art – Works in Progress

Last night while I was creating more bedspring wreaths, I made another heart, a small star and a regular round wreath.  I was trying to figure out a way to make them look more unique and more like art.  I like the plain or one color, but I also like simple things until I created these: 
Hand Painted Monarch Butterfly

Hand Painted Monarch Butterfly

Hand Painted Candy Cane Tea-light Holders

Both of these were trial runs to see if I would like the end result, I was pleasantly surprised and will continue to work to perfect hand painting these, as well as other pieces The only major problem right now is the paint I used was a little chunky and did not go on smooth, so I am going to look for new paint today and hopefully I will be more satisfied with the end result.   Watch for these items coming soon to my etsy shop!

On a side note, nothing makes you smile more than waking up to this on a Friday morning:

The view from my kitchen window
Even though it was a chilly 0 degrees this morning, I still smiled!  This is why I love Northern New York!

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