Bed Spring Christmas TreeDecember 6th, 2011 in member junk
I made this Christmas Tree from rusty bed springs. I simply cut the bed springs from the bed in a row and then manipulated the row into a circle. The spring that connects each large spring to the next looks like a little curled pig's tail so I just used those tails and wound them around the adjacent spring to connect them. Then made a smaller circle for the next tier of the tree and used the curly tails to connect one layer to the next. It's tedious and sometimes painful...wear gloves and use a heavy pair of nippers and needle nose pliers. Once the tree is finished just find a suitable sized post or turned leg and a base. I had this red metal piece that used to be mounted under a cabinet in a workshop. The circles are actually baby food jar lids and had jars for nut and bolts, etc. Some of the jars were missing so this is my second generation repurpose. After screwing the base to the post, simply set the tree on top, add a large washer or door knob escushion or other suitable sized circle that will sandwich some wires from the bedsprings between a large knob or finial and the post. Screw the whole thing down tight and then decorate as you wish. I decorated mine with left over yarn balls that are waiting to become a beautiful collage scarf.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, seasonal, metal, wood, eclectic, whimsical