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“Oh Christmas Tree”..it’s a Rusty Junk, Charlie Brown Christmas… Fun with Old Bed Springs!

old rusty Bed springs

Hey y’all, I sure hope you had a Blessed and Awesome Thanksgiving filled with all your favorite foods and family!

 This year, we are having Christmas at my sister in-laws, whom always does an awesome job of decorating her home for Christmas, she actually sets up two trees each different and both beautiful!!! Very warm and inviting ooh, I can’t wait! I love Christmas!

 Since we will be enjoying hers on Christmas Day and we do not have children at home or even visiting for Christmas this year, I thought to myself…”Why go out and spend money on a tree?” It’s just Gary and I tho I still wanted a tree. It was a cold and rainy day and  I was feeling a little crafty so I  gathered these five old rusty bed springs I had set aside for a crafty mood kinda day.

Old Rusty Bed Springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

I wanted to make something for Christmas so I took a long look at these and thought…hmmm…  “What could I make that would be simple and quick?” Individually they are the perfect little triangular shape, this is what I saw in my head… fun with bed springs via glassslipperrestorations.com Mini little Christmas trees, Snowmen, maybe add some wings to make Angels…

all these ideas could be fun to make (easy enough with the photo editor) but these will take more time than I wanted to spend, if I get my hands on some more I think I will make some for next year, but my first thought was to make a 5 point star maybe to use  for a tree topper …

(easy, peasy)

So, I simply stuck the small end of one spring into the large end of another

attaching bed springs together via glassslipperrestorations.com

and just twisted it as far as I could,

twisted bed springs together via glassslipperrestorations.com

then added springs, one at a time

five bed springs twisted together via glassslipperrestorations.com

and just pulled them together to form a star shape.

formed star shape from bed springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

I used safety wire (stainless steel wire) and wire cutters

Stainless steel wire and wire cutters

I just hand twisted the wire in several places to hold the star shape together and twisted the wire with pliers to tighten.

tightening wire with pliers via glassslipperrestorations.com

Star tree topper made from bed springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

At this point Gary thought it looked like the “Michelin Tire” man, ha ha ha!

I also had these old recliner springs I rescued from the scrap yard

recliner springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

Gary thought I was crazy, he could not see why I wanted these things but I knew I wanted to make something out of them someday. He couldn’t see they were perfect to use as a tree for my star!  There was this wire already attached to two of them so I simply threaded the wire through the little clips on the other three springs and tied them together

threaded wire to attach recliner springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

and then just stood the thing up and adjusted them to form a tree shape

tree shape made from recliner springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

I then stuck the star on top and tied it with more safety wire and voilà!

Christmas tree made from old rusty springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

I call it my “Rusty Junk” Christmas Tree and you know who called it a “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree Hahaha!

Ok , at this point , I’ll admit it does look a little Charlie Brownish, kinda skimpy and it wasn’t very sturdy so I decided to use some chicken wire I had leftover from the garden fence project and I formed  another tree shape and stuck it inside the recliner springs

added chicken wire for stabilty via glassslipperrestorations.com

Voila!  A little rustic but a cool table top, made from scrap, “FREE”, Christmas Tree!

Of course, I had to decorate it, so I added some lights,

added lights to tree made from springs via glassslipperrestorations.com

and then I added some little red bows for softness and a girls gotta have some bling so I added the silver disco ball to the center star and some pretty ornaments and the last Voila!

Christmas tree made from bedsprings decorated via glassslipperrestorations.com

This project only took about two hours, including time to take pictures along the way.

Oh well, maybe it does look a little silly to some but I think it is cool and unique and it makes me want to “spring” into Christmas! Hehehe  🙂

What do you think? Are you feeling crafty? Have you made anything unique for Christmas?

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  • Lisa Cervantes December 1, 2013, 7:22 pm

    Oh my goodness I LOVE it!!! Its so cute Cindy!

    • Cindy December 1, 2013, 7:37 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I LOVE that you LOVE IT!

  • Dixie December 1, 2013, 7:59 pm

    I am not very crafty
    but love to see what others create.

    • Cindy December 2, 2013, 7:17 am

      Thanks for stopping by Dixie 😉

  • Wendy Smith December 1, 2013, 11:03 pm

    Love it!

    • Cindy December 2, 2013, 7:16 am

      Thanks Wendy! Thanks for visiting!

  • Val Frania December 3, 2013, 5:55 pm

    What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • Cindy December 3, 2013, 6:36 pm

      Thanks Val, thanks for visiting!

  • distresseddonna December 3, 2013, 6:31 pm

    I call it cute, creative, and clever!

    • Cindy December 3, 2013, 6:41 pm

      Thanks Donna, so glad you stopped by!

  • Bobby December 6, 2013, 2:50 pm

    Very unique, One of a kind. Very good imagination. I like to see when people make things out of nothing. Goes to show you the mind holds many ideas. Good job Cindy.

    • Cindy December 6, 2013, 3:49 pm

      Hi Bobby, talk about making things out of nothing! You my friend do this all the time, truly love the birdhouse made from a coconut? I guess all things unique and handmade are special to me. Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for the sweet comment. Hope to see you and Jill very soon!

  • Lauren December 7, 2013, 7:23 am

    Very creative!

  • andrea cammarata December 13, 2013, 4:40 am

    This is SPECTACULAR!!!!!! : ) hugs…

    • Cindy December 19, 2013, 3:41 pm

      Thank You Andrea, for the sweet comment and visit 😉 hugs back at ya…

  • The Style Sisters December 17, 2013, 9:55 pm

    So creative and fun! What fabulous and unique ideas! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party that is live right now and share this with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/12/centerpiece-wednesday-106.html
    Karin

    • Cindy December 19, 2013, 3:42 pm

      Thanks, Karin, checked out your party and linked up! Thanks for the invite and the visit!

  • Jan Elizabeth December 20, 2013, 11:10 am

    That is amazing! I would never have guessed that was how it would turn out. I was expecting five little trees. So creative!

    • Cindy December 20, 2013, 11:20 am

      Thanks Jan, I hope to get a hold of more of these for next year! Maybe I will make some small trees, and snowmen and angels ….etc. etc…;)thanks for visiting!

    • Latricia July 19, 2016, 11:29 am

      That kind of thikinng shows you’re an expert

  • Johanne December 20, 2013, 12:49 pm

    Brilliant – very creative..

    • Cindy December 20, 2013, 12:52 pm

      Oh Thanks Joanne, and thanks for stopping by.

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