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How to Create a Vintage Bedspring Vase

Steps

Assembling Your Vintage Bedspring Vase

  1. Find a bedspring.Bedsprings are fairly hard to come by, but the easiest way to secure one is to take apart an old mattress. The mattress can be any age or condition; the only requirement is that you're done using it as a mattress, as it will need to be completely disassembled.
    • If you don’t have access to an old mattress, you may be able to find bedsprings online or at flea markets, garage sales or antique shops.
    • eBay and Craigslist are also great resources for hunting down old bedsprings.
  2. Cut your mattress.To do this, you will need first to cut through all the fabric and padding; you can achieve this by cutting around the perimeter of the mattress using a knife. When you reach the metal part of the box spring, you should be able to remove the bedsprings by cutting the connector wires with a set of pliers.
    • Take as many springs as you think you’ll need. When you’re finished, you can dispose of the rest of your mattress.
    • Since bedsprings are at a premium, you can also try selling extra bedsprings online or at yard sales to make a profit.
  3. Sand and clean your bedspring.Start by cleaning your bedspring off with soap and water. If any grease remains from the box spring, use a degreaser to remove it. Use medium sandpaper to rough up your bedspring slightly.
    • If you plan to incorporate your bedspring vase into your garden, you can skip this step and leave your bedspring as is.
    • Do not strip the outer layer of your bedspring entirely; just rough the spring up enough so that paint will be able to stick to the spring.
  4. Paint the bedspring.Depending on the style of your bedspring and the look you’re going for, you may want to paint your bedspring. Select your color of choice, then spray paint your bedspring. Apply two coats of paint, allowing your spring to dry completely between coats.
    • Spray paint your bedspring outside or in a well-ventilated area.
    • Hold your spray paint can a few feet away from your bedspring and apply even pressure as you mist your bedspring.
    • For a more neutral bedspring vase, paint your bedspring gold or black. For an added pop of color, paint your bedspring royal blue or hot pink.
  5. Display your vase.After your bedspring has dried, stand it upright and stick a test tube inside the cone. You can fill your test tube with water and use it to hold fresh flowers, or leave the test tube dry and use it to store fake flowers.
    • Test tubes can be purchased online or in most craft stores.
    • If you don’t have a test tube, you can also use a thin vase or glass bottle to accomplish the same thing.
    • You can also swap your test tube out for a candle stick. Make two bedspring candlesticks and use them as centerpieces for your dining room table.

Creating a Bedspring Vase Using Unconventional Materials

  1. Create a vase out of sheet music.Take a piece of sheet music and roll it into the shape of a cone. Position your cone of music so it fits inside your bedspring, lining it. Fill your sheet music vase with whatever your want: pinecones and dry flowers tend to work well.
    • To allow your sheet music vase to hold real flowers, tuck a votive filled with water into the bottom of the cone.
    • Try lining your bedspring with a map and filling the insides with seashells for a more nautical feel.
  2. Create a vase using a vintage handkerchief.To complete this project, you’ll need a bedspring, an old handkerchief, a tulip and the lid of a vintage Mason jar. Wrap your tulip in the handkerchief, then stand the flower up inside your bedspring. Fill your Mason jar lid with water and position it underneath the flower to keep the flower hydrated.
    • Refill your Mason jar with water every three hours to keep your flower alive.
    • Create three or more bedspring tulip vases and line them up in the center of your dining room table to create a striking centerpiece.
  3. Create a vase using a potted plant.Stand your bedspring up and position a mini-potted plant in the narrowest portion of the bedspring cone. Plant your bedspring outside in your garden, or display it by a window with lots of natural light.
    • Swap out the plant in your pot in favor of a candle and line the patio of your house with bedspring candles.
    • Plant succulents in your pot for a low maintenance plant that will thrive without care.

Using Your Bedspring in Other Creative Ways

  1. Build a bedspring bird feeder.For this project, you’ll need a bedspring, an ear of corn, wire and a wire cutter. Cut a length of wire, long enough to hang your birdfeeder from the branch of a tree. Attach your wire to the widest part of your bed spring’s cone. Slide the corn inside the bedspring and hang your birdfeeder from a tree.
    • Before hanging your feeder, enclose the corn in the feeder by attaching a few lengths of wire over the top of bedspring cone. This will keep squirrels from coming and stealing the whole piece of corn.
    • Make sure to cut off all loose wire pieces, so no animals can accidentally cut themselves.
  2. Create a bedspring fry caddy.Take your bedspring and clean and degrease it. Paint it black and allow it to dry for a day. After your bedspring has dried completely, roll some wax paper into the shape of a cone and insert it into the cone of your bedspring. Fill the wax paper with fries and use it to make a statement at your next dinner party.
    • Spray paint is not food safe, even when dry, so always make sure the wax paper is creating a barrier between the fries and the bedspring.
    • For a vintage diner feel, try spray painting your bedspring fire engine red.
  3. Use your bedspring to display holiday cards.Place your bedspring on its side and slide your holiday cards between the coils. You can also use your bedspring to organize your mail or display family photos.
    • When you get sick of using your bedspring as a display case, flip it upright and use it to hold your pencils and other office supplies.
    • If you have more than one bedspring, consider wrapping cutlery in napkins and inserting the rolled up silverware into the bedspring for a fun place setting at dinner parties.





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