Holiday Junk: Re-purposed Rusty Spring Tree

July 06, 2014

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.  

Industrial Spring Christmas Tree Tutorial
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.

Industrial Spring Christmas Tree Tutorial
 If you like rust and reclaimed wood, this tree is for you!

 It seems like I just put that old sled away for the season!  I think it was in May!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. What a cleaver idea for a tree - it's really cute.

  2. Really love this idea......very creative.......Christmas in July!

  3. What a cute Christmas tree. Love the different kind of springs. I'm working on Christmas items also -even tho we hit 100 degrees today.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. So cute. Have a rusty, crusty Christmas, I'm singing and love it! How did you get them on. Did you glue? What kind do you use?

  5. Cute, cute, cute!! Love it...even in July ;)

  6. This is too fabulous Carlene - love love love - BUT I refuse to call it a Christmas tree - let's just call it a summer tree, k?
    I'm so not ready to even consider Fall yet let alone winter LOL

  7. Oh my goodness, Carlene! I love your Christmas tree, and I LOVE the idea of Christmas in July!!!!

  8. Love this idea! Happy that you share with us on FMG, too! Old wood & rust ... awesome combo! Thanks! Jeanne Sammons



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