Junky Spring Christmas Trees

 I love to create with found materials.  Several years ago I bought a bag of small silver springs from a garage sale. They looked like they may have been some kind of place card holder. 

group of spring and cork trees

The other day as I played around in my workshop I ran across the small springs. 

I gathered some other small junky pieces I had in my collection and began creating Christmas trees. 

Christmas trees with springs and stars

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A few of the springs I spray painted gold

Spring trees with wooden stars

The rest I left the original silver color. 

I grabbed a bunch of corks, lamp parts and small metal containers I had laying around and started gluing. 

Spring trees with corks and stars

I used hot glue to attach my pieces. 

First, I found something I wanted to use as a stand like a lamp part. 

I hot glued a cork to the stand. 

Spring trees with corks and stars

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Christmas trees with pin overlay

After that I added the spring with just a touch of hot glue then added a wooden star to both sides of the top of my spring. 

Cork and spring trees with stars

I added small berries, Spanish moss and greenery to give my little springs the look of small Christmas trees. 

Some of the wooden stars I painted gold, on others I added fine glitter. 

Spring and cork trees with stars

I think these cute little trees look so adorable in a group. 

They are a whole forest of junky Christmas trees! 

forest of junky Christmas trees

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope I inspired you to look at junk in a new way. 

You may never find these springs like I used but use your imagination and use something similar. 

It's always fun to create something from nothing. 

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junky trees with wooden stars, berries, and corks

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Christmas trees made from junky parts


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .