I know, I know...it's a little "cheesy", but I just couldn't help myself! When I deconstructed the crib mattress to make a bench, I had springs coming out of my ears and the hubs didn't appreciate all of the mattress's spare parts hanging around
(we really lack storage for non-purposeful items).
I bid farewell to everything except for this one lonely spring! I just couldn't part with it because I knew there would be something I could do with that baby!
So here we have it...
A SPRING WREATH made out of a SPRING!
I still giggle when I see it. It's funny to me, I don't really know why. I mean I love it and think its charming, but the idea makes me chuckle.
I amuse myself sometimes.
I am weird!
I kept mine small, but it could be any size.
So here's what I did.
I folded the spring in half then wrapped it around and wrapped the ends together.
I used a paper clip to tie the ends together. Then spray painted it white
Then I scrounged my craft supply for decor. This is what I found.
I made a little banner with a scrap piece of burlap and burnt the ends to give it an aged look
(also stops the fraying)
Then I glued the banner to the top (the place where I tied the ends together)
Then I just glued the little rosettes, netting and ribbon right on.
I used this turquoise puff paint to write "spring" and voila!
Simple and FREE!
A re-purposed spring made a charming little spring accent.