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.
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… 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 …
So, I simply stuck the small end of one spring into the large end of another
and just twisted it as far as I could,
then added springs, one at a time
and just pulled them together to form a star shape.
I used safety wire (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.
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
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
and then just stood the thing up and adjusted them to form a tree shape
I then stuck the star on top and tied it with more safety wire and voilà!
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
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,
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!
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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