DIY Beautiful Vintage Bed Spring Centerpieces

Hanging out in the workshop and just creating from what I have at hand is one of my favorite things to do. 

collage if spring centerpieces

Putting together a little bit of this and a little bit of that sparks my creativity and usually results in something fun. 




Today I'm starting with a pile of vintage bed springs in all different shapes and sizes. 

                           vintage bed spring

On top of each spring, I made a nest. 

I used raffia on a few...

I wrapped the raffia around my hand a few times to form a nest then using a hot glue gun I attached it to the top of the bed spring. 

Nest on top of rusty spring

On top of the raffia, I added a pre-made nest on one and the other some faux flower sprigs and colored Easter eggs.


Nest with eggs on rusty spring

On the top of another spring, I used a huge faux flower from my collections then added one of the mini farmhouse wreaths I made a while back. 

To that, I added moss, sprigs of faux flowers, and more Easter eggs. 

Here is an easy way to create speckled eggs that can be done on faux eggs for this project as well.

(I think this one might be my favorite)

nest and flower on top of rusty spring

Each spring was tied with a drop cloth bow. I cut strips of painter's drop cloth, frayed the edges then tied a bow. 

two nests on top of springs

See how they are made on candlesticks by visiting...



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birds nest with eggs and overlay



I had one vintage wire egg cup I couldn't help but embellish while I was at it. 

Spanish moss, an egg, a carrot, and a bow were all it needed to become adorable.

Metal basket with carrots and ribbon

Fun times creating in the basement workshop 
keeps me grounded.

collage of centerpieces made with rusty springs


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  1. Adorable, Susan! You had me at springs, but this idea is just meant to be!

    I've featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Donna I can not wait to see the feature :)

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  2. Where did you get the old springs??

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    1. You can find old springs at garage sales, antique stores or on Ebay.

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  3. Susan, I remember falling in love with these the first time I saw them and I love them even more the second time. Visiting from our friend Mary, The Boondocks Blog. Using bed springs is genious and how you decorated the nests sitting on top them is gorgeous. Pinning again 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Marie! They were so fun to make and they sold when I had a shop in a weekend! :)

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  4. I absolutely love these! I would like to know if, on the one that looks like it has a faux sunflower beneath the nest, did you just attach the whole flower, or is it altered to fit?

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    1. Thank you I just attached the flower! It was not altered, kind of like a chrysanthemum.

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    1. Thanks so much Larissa, they were so fun to make too!

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  6. Susan, these are SO pretty. I've seen several vintage spring makeovers/upcycles lately, but this is by far the prettiest! I you you will come and share at Homestyle Gathering this Tuesday, and every week!

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