Crib Notes On Weaving - Shhh, Don't Tell

April 20th, 2009 in blog, projects     
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A crib spring and burlap makes for a beautiful wall weave display.  I recently switched to a very neutral pallette with a more casual feel in my dining room.  (Uh...like yesterday).  This project helped achieve that look. 
Notice I included Junkmarket member Bec4s ingenious wine rack idea here.  It was made using a drawer from a vintage sewing table.  As soon as I saw her post I knew I wanted to have my own!  If you havent seen the original...check it out.   http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/6771/wine-rack 
Casual, right?
Cost of seed pots - $.12/ea.  Cost of thrifted glass - $1.  Cost of plant from local metropark plant science center - $3.  Finished junk vignette - priceless.     
It all started a couple months ago while driving my daughter to preschool.  Lo and behold, I found this pile of junk along the way but had to get my daughter to school first.  (Lets just say it was the fastest dropoff Ive ever done.  hehe.) 
See the crib spring among the junk goodness??
Supplies you will need. 

crib spring
natural burlap or fabric of your choosing (2-3 yards)
safety pins
picture hanging kit
Determine the size needed for your burlap strips.  Make a small snip where you will cut.  Instead of cutting right away, pull one thread out of the burlap where you snipped.   
Now you have a perfectly straight line to use for cutting your burlap. 
I highly recommend you cut all burlap strips before starting to weave. 
Over...under....over....under...over...
Weaving complete!  Another HIGHLY RECOMMENDed step - Have another set of eyes handy to look over your work WHILE you are weaving.  My 9-year-old second set of eyes informed me multiple times I messed up the weave design.  Thanks to Maddy I didnt complete the entire project before realizing my mistakes.    
Next step, (an extra set of HANDS are nice...thanks again Maddy!) pull each fabric strip taut around frame and clip using a safety pin.  
Just to keep the design simple, I made photocopies of pictures from a botanical book and attached them to gray cardstock.  Using cool clips finished it off.   
There are so many ways a crib spring can be repurposed. 
Take a look at Junkmarket member junkrats Craft Wall Experiment.  http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/9642/the-craft-wall-experiment
And contributor Lanis project was the inspiration for a feature in Country Home magazine.   Check out her blog.
  http://cottageelements.blogspot.com/2008/09/country-home.html
If I missed your crib spring project, please add your link.  Now come on everybody, and show us your own project!  Would love to see more.    
A crib spring and burlap makes for a beautiful wall weave display.  I recently switched to a very neutral pallette with a more casual feel in my dining room.  (Uh...like yesterday).  This project helped achieve that look. 
Notice I included Junkmarket member Bec4s ingenious wine rack idea here.  It was made using a drawer from a vintage sewing table.  As soon as I saw her post I knew I wanted to have my own!  If you havent seen the original...check it out.   http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/6771/wine-rack 

A crib spring and burlap makes for a beautiful wall weave display.  I recently switched to a very neutral pallette with a more casual feel in my dining room.  (Uh...like yesterday).  This project helped achieve that look. 

Notice I included Junkmarket member Bec4's ingenious wine rack idea here.  It was made using a drawer from a vintage sewing table.  As soon as I saw her post I knew I wanted to have my own!  If you haven't seen the original...check it out.   http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/6771/wine-rack 


How often have you seen a baby crib on the curb waiting for trash pick up?  Many second-hand and charitable organizations will no longer accept used cribs due to safety regulations and liability.  Sometimes that leads to old cribs being placed on the curb to be hauled away.  That's where we junkers come in!!

 


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Comments (24)

Detrian writes: luv luv luv luv luv that idea..........hunting for a crib spring as soon as possible...... Posted: 7:07 pm on September 29th
sandrada writes: Great idea! I've been wanting to try this since I first saw your post months ago. I finally found a free crib springs, purchased my burlap and prepared my project. That same day I accidentally broke my husband's Grandmothers lamp from the 50's. Since I loved the shade, I decided to unroll it and I hung it by fishing line onto my burlap woven springs. We're redoing our living room so as soon as it's done we'll have new/old art to hang and still be able to honor Grandma! Posted: 5:53 pm on August 24th
LuvJnk writes: I junk hunt every Monday morning and have passed on many of these....never again Posted: 8:56 am on May 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Candy, what an incredible backdrop for your prints. This really is an inspiring junk creation.

Jim Posted: 11:10 pm on April 26th
bubbasmom writes: Neat project Candy,Very different.Like a few other people said "I think I have one in the basement".lol We all hav a little of everything then all of the sudden someone like you gives us an idea of what to do with it. Posted: 9:08 pm on April 25th
junkstyle writes: I think I would like to make a headboard. Thanks for the brilliant idea. I love it!
Thanks for sharing... Karmin

Posted: 6:59 pm on April 24th
eveh writes: This is a fantastic idea. I am just learning how to weave. My DH made me a loom from some nails and an old counter top with a back splash. It is so much fun and this has to be the ultimate way to go. I would never in a million years have thought of this. Thank you. I'll bet someone in the family has one in the attic.
I also like the link I clicked on that showed a spring being used as a piece on the wall to hold all sorts of things. Thanks again. I love this site. It is always inspiring. Posted: 4:35 pm on April 24th
banjo_31 writes: I absolutely LOVE this! I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" this idea. I always wondered what I could do with that old metal crib spring! Posted: 1:54 pm on April 24th
oldnews writes: Elegant looking! I love it! Posted: 11:01 pm on April 22nd
LizaJane writes: This looks great! And wouldn't you know, I have one in my grage just waiting for me! I have another idea for an application, but will have to make it and then post! Posted: 3:26 pm on April 22nd
xmasbabie writes: This is totally amazing! I'm getting inspired:) Posted: 8:26 pm on April 21st
MimiToria writes: Once again Candy, a beautiful well done project. Your photos are wonderful, directions great and overall a fun and inexpensive project. Your hubby should be very proud of you!
Gretchen Posted: 8:22 pm on April 21st
georgiamoon writes: Candy... this is just so darling! I love the natural color and texture with the bedsprings. What a great idea! This looks terrific up on your wall. I have one of the crib springs in the back. If I have time I may try one of these too. I really love it.Georgia Posted: 4:18 pm on April 21st
crazymomluvsjunk writes: This is a really neat project...I'm loving it! What a creative mind you have! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 1:11 pm on April 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thanks everyone! This was a lot of fun to make and probably one of my favorite projects to do.

I appreciate your kind comments so very much!
Candy Posted: 10:06 pm on April 20th
writes: This looks absolutely dandy Candy! (I could NOT resist saying that :-) ). So easy yet so well put together. Your posts are always so creative and well executed. And those photos!

Nice one (as always),

JennyK Posted: 8:10 pm on April 20th
fellowjunker writes: WHAT??!!........you found all that stuff on the side of the road!!!!??!!! My eyes are constantly peeled to curbside, but I have never found such goodies. Simply gorgeous and elegant Candy. You have such a great eye and talent with your junk projects and as always your photography is simply amazing.
Beautiful project.
xojanis Posted: 5:41 pm on April 20th
piecesofthepast writes: Now, THIS takes vision! I LOVE IT! Aren't you glad other people just drove past those treasures! Posted: 4:19 pm on April 20th
shabbychick writes: Candy...you've done it again - no sewing, no gluing, and no power tools...and you come with a simply (casual) elegant look - you've got a gift, girl!!! Love it!

And, great instructions and pics as always!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 1:47 pm on April 20th
CottageElements writes: Wow, Candy! Love the addition of the burlap on this! I'm seeing burlap so much lately in decorating and I just love it! I just happen to have a bed spring (ha!), so I'll have to change it up and try it. Thanks, Candy!

Lani Posted: 12:02 pm on April 20th
monakent writes: LOVE this idea!!! The finished project gets an A+ in my book. The pictures were a tremendous help, as were the recommendations. I would have never thought of pulling out a strand on the burlap, to get a straight line for cutting. The overall idea is just super. Also enjoyed your sense of whimsy by using safety pins! :o) gailmarie, bfa Posted: 11:28 am on April 20th
alicemom writes: CANDY,
WHAT A "GRATE" IDEA!!!! IT REALLY IS DARLING. I LOVE THE WHOLE SCENE. THANK FOR THE GOOD INSTRUCTIONS & PIC'S.

SMILES,
ALICE
Posted: 10:27 am on April 20th
suewhitney writes: Love this idea, Miss Candy! The spring and burlap are fabulous together. Great new twist on the readily available crib spring!

Thanks!
Sue Posted: 8:41 am on April 20th
grannijo writes: Candy: this is awesome!..who would of thought of uusing a baby crib springs?...lol...YOU!!...love it!..all of your works are art!...sharon Posted: 7:57 am on April 20th
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