I've got several boxes full of old, rusty springs, so a few weeks ago I put some of them to use on some new projects. I love combining old wood with old metal, so most of my springs got added to wood in one way or another.
A few rusty springs with jelly jars in them were added to a salvaged piece of tongue and groove wood. It makes a fun little candle or flower holder.
Don't these yellow flowers look gorgeous next to the turquoise wood?
Here's another one I made on a longer piece of well-aged wood. I think this one is perfect for an autumn table centerpiece.
This is the exact same wood as the turquoise project above, but there was only a tiny bit of paint on it, so I sanded it smooth and waxed it before adding a spring to the front with a jelly jar.
I sent this to my mom for her birthday, but plan to create a few more of them.
Another spring got added to a round wooden wheel from an antique barn pulley.
I clipped a section of rusty springs from an old mattress to use as another type of candle or flower holder, but since the springs are metal, it could also be used as an unusual magnet board or clip board with clothespins. I love the quirkiness of it.
Have you created any projects with bed springs recently? I'd love to see them.
I have springs and my spring creations available in my shop HERE.