I made my very first Christmas project today. I guess it's Christmas in July!
I purchased 15 assorted rusty old industrial springs recently for a buck a piece. Pinterest has many pinned projects with re-purposed bed springs, but not hardly any with this type of heavier and cylindrical spring.
I began to line up the springs in the familiar Christmas tree shape. When I decided a spring tree might work, I found two old scrap boards to mount the spring tree on.
Two wood scraps joined the two boards. Then I stewed for a little while on how to attach the springs to the boards. Eventually two small holes were drilled at the end of each spring, and a wire was threaded through the holes and twisted tightly on the back with a pair of pliers. This project was little time consuming, but really pretty easy. A 4th of July metal flower pick star was spray painted Heirloom White and attached to top of the spring tree. You could use wire or E6000 glue for this. I cut the flower pick wire down and bent it back and threaded it through the seam of the boards.
It seems like I just put that old sled away for the season! I think it was in May!