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Rusty Bed Springs Crafts-Please post pics&links here!

Posted by kudzukween (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 19, 08 at 15:37

I did it, I went out there in the woods with the dog, and my bolt cutters, and I finally cut out some of the old bed springs out of the trees. Very hard work, many many roots grown through them, got a scratch, and ya know I'm gonna need a tetanus shot(ugh)but hey, that's how bad I wanted them. I shoulda gotten them a few years back when the roots weren't nearly so thick :D Now I'd love to see some examples of the bed springs crafts. Oddie made a few, I do remember that!
Thanks so much,Ya'll!
Cherry/Kudzu


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RE: Rusty Bed Springs Crafts-Please post pics&links here!

way to go kudzu, wasnt that fun? thank goodness for bolt cutters! sorry about you needing a shot! us crafters will go pretty far to get what we need when crafting!
I have searched forever for other crafts made with the bed springs, this wine rack is all that I have found, will post a link so you can take a look, oh forgot about a post I read where they were used as a candle holder, sorry cant remenber much about it but the spring set upside down, and some kind of glass set in to hold the candle, seem a wire type of a christmas tree with a star on top, could be made from these.
I will keep a eye on your post as I would like to know also I still have a bunch!
oddie

Here is a link that might be useful: wine rack


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i made a few of these several yrs ago. here is a pic of
some of them. hope you like. also, this is my first time
posting...so hope this works.

judy

[IMG]http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/judypudy/000_0045.jpg[/IMG]


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Thanks Oddie!....Thanks Judy!...Judy, I put a link to your pic, I hope that's ok? I did find a few crafts, I was very surprised I couldn't find more, though. I saw some turned upside down(narrow end down) and used as wall pockets for dried flowers. A also saw some with rusty tin stars as Christmas Tree toppers. And a cute one made with a cloth primitive stuffed crow. The best ones were the ones Oddie made, and they come up in an image search( gorgeous, Oddie, I'm gonna be copying you :D Thanks for your great ideas!
And Judy,those are as cute as can be. What is covering the bedsprings you used? I like it :D

Here is a link that might be useful: Judy's Bedsprings Crafts


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Those are such neat ideas! I have never seen them before! We crafters can make anything out of anything, can't we???


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Here's some links about bed springs

http://boards.hgtv.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5534079532/m/4801057483

from RoboLady
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.robomargo.com/IMG_3656.jpg&imgrefurl=http://robolady.blogspot.com/2008/08/shop-2-antique-gallery-round-rock-texas.html&usg=__kqQdOdczpHR-N23cqpyqqcU7Oto=&h=401&w=342&sz=62&hl=en&start=16&um=1&tbnid=rBsD28itySCvTM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=106&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvintage%2Bbed%2Bsprings%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

patterns and crafts for sale here
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c270/KrazyKraftLady/Sewing%2520Patterns/PrimSnoMan_button.gif&imgrefurl=http://thekrazykraftlady.blogspot.com/2007/01/prim-crow-star-nodder-tree-topper.html&usg=__SI-aS_6mG9mVHq6vq-KOlMfRzzM=&h=200&w=200&sz=30&hl=en&start=16&um=1&tbnid=L8kV7WseeQspMM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbedspring%2Bnodder%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

decor for sale here, nodder heads
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bp3.blogger.com/_zJu-4B9gtyA/Ry3bKyAlrrI/AAAAAAAACYg/rUUzabVLgm0/S226/IMG_5121.jpg&imgrefurl=http://gollywobbles.blogspot.com/&usg=__ipWA2KVtr6MxXNIF1-ibfrWUm-c=&h=138&w=226&sz=9&hl=en&start=67&um=1&tbnid=_Ca9rmO2G444sM:&tbnh=66&tbnw=108&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbed%2Bspring%2Bnodders%26start%3D60%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN


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thank you for the compliments. i just wrapped my bed springs
with cut fleece strips..using a dab of glue every so often to
hold the strips. & thanks for posting the link to my pic.
i tried & tried but couldn't.
judy


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You're welcome Judy :D I made some things, and so did my grandson. Some snowmen and a rusty star Christmas tree topper. Check out some unique things we used to make them!

Here is a link that might be useful: Kudzu's Blog


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Sooooo cute!
isnt it fun to come up with all the unique iteams to use, love the nose! and how you did the star, much better then the one I remenber.
looks like you have a upcomming crafter, tell him he did a beautiful job!
oddie


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I have had to make do a LOT in the last few months! I just have no idea where anything is anymore, and the sad part is I actually have the supplies I need, but I don't know where.
I'm going to look at some more rusty stars, and see if I can come up with something better :D
Thanks Ya'll!
Cherry/Kudzu


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Here's oddie's snowman nodders from an old post

Here is a link that might be useful: Snowman nodders


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snolady they are just soooo cute...I love em...


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thanks snolady for posting that link, heres some more noddler photos, these were my frist and best I think, sorry about the other photos but they were in the post.
oddie

Here is a link that might be useful: more noddlers photo


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I just love them all, Oddie! I had no idea the box springs had 2 sets of coils, so there's way more out there than I originally thought! How great is that! I have some thick ones, and some thin ones. They both bounce really nice after you set a head on them :D Mine are right near the ceiling vents...lol.


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I made this from rusty springs taken from box springs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bumble Bee Nodder


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