Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's a Snow Storm~~~ So Project Time ~~~ Spring Tree~~

I'm sure you have all heard that we in Nebraska are in a major snow storm, so we are snowed in for Day Number 1 for the year 2010. I have done baking for the fam, so for you I am posting this project, a Christmas tree made out of springs.

Here is the finished product, this was before the snow started....

These are the springs in the back of my truck....

Step one: You will need a bed spring with an hour glass shaped spring, cut the curly wire between the rows of springs.

You will end up with rows of springs like this....

Step 2: You will need to count out 11 springs from the end, then"Unscrew" the curly wire between spring 11 and 12.
Step 3: Count out 7 springs, "Unscrew" the curly wire between spring 7 and 8...
Step 4: Count out 3 springs, "Unscrew" the curly wire between spring 3 and 4....
These are the pieces you have removed from the row of springs. Keep these, you will use them later to reassemble the ring of springs....

Step 5: Take the row of 11 springs and shape it into a circle, use one of curly wires to reattach the two ends of the springs so it becomes a circle.

This is how your circle should look when it is reattached....

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 with the row of 7 springs, and reattach the ends of the row of springs...

Step 7: Place the ring of 7 springs on top of the ring of 11 springs, make sure it is centered. Cut a piece of wire about 6" long and wire the two pieces together in 3-4 different places.

This is how it should look now.....

Step 8: You will need the row of 3 springs, you will have to remove one from the row and reattach with the extra curly pieces. You will then place the third spring in between the two springs and reattach.
The set of three springs should look like this....

For the top of your tree you will need a tapered spring instead of a hour glass spring, to make your tree look more like it has a point.

Step 9: Wire the row of three springs on top of the row of 7 springs, making sure it is centered. Repeat with the single spring as the top of the tree.

Now decorate, I used old mercury glass ornaments but there are many possibilities of how to decorate your tree.

The end result is a spring tree with many possibilities of decorating.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!



  1. Very cute! I wish the snow storm could of held off a little longer! Didn't open the shop today. We had power out this morning and then we just couldn't get the store to warm up. Enjoy your family time!

  2. Very cute! What a fun project! I just saw a bunch of old matress springs down at the Salvation Army.

  3. Oh my goodness this is WONDERFUL. My springs are burried in the snow! My holy little terrors couldn't do too much damage to this kind of tree. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  4. Absolutely adorable! I absolutely adore it!

  5. Love the idea! Do I have to wait till the snow falls here in Fl to make one? LOL

  6. This is fabulous! I feel like I found a kindred spirit in peeking at your blog! i'm following you...

  7. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest coolest thing I've seen in a long time! I have a bedspring heart wreath that hangs on my porch and now I need one of these! I just have to find an old set of bedsprings. If you sold them, I would buy one!!!

  8. Goodness, I absolutely LOVE this idea - so clever I had hardly stand it!! Now I wish I had some springs!!! :0

  9. A friend of mine makes these but I never knew how she did it and she makes just the plain round ones and heart shaped ones. Thanks for the instructions.

  10. This tree is super creative, and fabulous! I love the idea, now if only I can find an old bed with springs. Thank you for the inspiration, I am your newest follower!

  11. I loved this I will be on the lookout for a mattress spring! Thanks and I loved your blog!

  12. Really really creative! I would like to share this tree in my blog - if you allow of course and of course with link to your tutorial

  13. Hey GORGEOUS Cammie....!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.... :o) !!

    I love love love love LOVE this idea & am SPITTIN' that I missed it at Christmas....I'm attending an Antique fair in a couple of weeks & will FINALLY utilise some of the springs I have in the garage creating havoc (everytime Mr SVJ passes by he knocks the box over....hahahahaha....!!) THANKS to your AWESOME idea....!!

    Hopefully I'll have some pics to share with you soon....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  14. I will look forward to the photos!!