Old Bed Spring Crafts: 10 Fabulous Trash to Treasure Ideas

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Ten creative old bed spring craft ideas to turn rusty springs into fabulous treasures for your home.

Do you have a rusty old bed spring you aren’t sure what to do with it? There’s no need to throw it away! Instead, these ten creative ideas will show you how to put them to good use. Whether you’re a crafter looking for a new project or just want to find some new ways to decorate your home, these ideas are sure to inspire you. So take a look and see how you can create something unique with these old bed spring crafts!

On one of my recent thrifting excursions a few weeks ago, I came across an entire box of old rusty bed springs. You have no idea how excited I was! There is just something about old and rusty things that I love. I enjoy using rusty items in the garden and occasionally in my home.

If you want to make one or more of these projects and need springs, just reach out to me, as you can see, I have a few.

repurposing rusty old bed springs - trash to treasure
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What Can I Make with Old Bed Springs?

Here are ten ideas for old bed springs crafts you can try:

  1. Create a wreath
  2. Put a small jar into the spring and use it as a vase
  3. Use the spring as a lampshade on outdoor market lights
  4. Use a flowerpot inside the spring
  5. Create a bird’s nest in the spring
  6. Use springs for photo holders
  7. Place a glass votive in the spring and use it as a candle holder
  8. If you are lucky enough to find an old mattress of springs, use it in the garden as a trellis
  9. Place a spring over a bottle of wine; add a tag, and give it as a gift
  10. Use the spring to hold a snow cone or French fries in a paper cone

Old Bed Spring Crafts

Let me show you how easy it is to create beautiful décor out of old rusty bed springs. Learn how to make a wreath, easy photo holders, and a cute bird’s nest.

Create a Wreath

Let’s make a wreath for our first craft idea to repurpose old bed springs. You pick the shape and the color.

Wreath made with old bed springs
old bed spring crafts - make a wreath


  • Grapevine wreath
  • White spray paint (if you choose to paint it)
  • Some birch branches (I trimmed my tree)
  • Some faux greenery
  • Four-bed springs
  • Wire
  • Glue gun
  • Spanish moss
  • Green moss
  • Faux bird
  • Faux bird’s eggs
  • Two small flowerpots
  • Spray glue
  • Two small pieces of Styrofoam
  • More greenery for pots


1. If you would like your wreath to be white, use spray paint to cover your grapevine wreath.

2. Attach the birch branches on the left side going up and along the bottom, hanging over on the right side.

3. Add some faux greenery over the top of the branches in the same positions.

Grapevine wreath with birch branches
Grapevine wreath with birch brnaches and faux greenery

4. Attach the four-bed springs. See my placement of mine in the image below. Be sure they are facing the proper direction so you can place the pots and the nest in them.

The first spring goes on the left side, and the largest end needs to face up.

The second spring faces down right below the first spring.

The third spring goes directly in the center with the large end facing up.

The fourth spring goes on the right, with the large end facing the right side.

Grapevine wreath with old bed springs

5. Place a small piece of Styrofoam in each flowerpot.

Clay pot with supplies for old bedspring wreath
Small clay pot with greenery for spring wreath

6. Poke the faux greenery into the Styrofoam.

7. Hot glue some Spanish moss around the greenery.

8. Place the pots inside of the two springs. They will stay in place just fine, there is no need to glue them in.

decorate a wreath with old bed springs

9. Create a bird’s nest for the center spring.

Take a few handfuls of the green moss and the Spanish moss. Spray it with the spray glue and mold with your hands into a bird’s nest. You will want to wear gloves for this step.

Spraying glue on moss to create a nest to put into the old bed spring wreath
creating a birds nest
Molding a birds nest for a wreath
molding a birds nest

10. Place the nest into the spring.

Placing birdsnest into the bedspring

11. Add the bird and a few eggs.

12. Hang your wreath and enjoy!

Use as Photo Holders

This is the easiest of my old bed springs crafts, but it makes quite a statement!

Use rusty bed springs to display old photos.

photo holder craft using old springs

Attach your photos to the bed springs using old clothespins.

I like to use the mini ones.

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

old spring photo holder

Create a Bird’s Nest

Lastly, Let’s make a bird’s nest on top of an old bed spring in a flowerpot.


  • 1 4-6″ flowerpot (one that fits your spring)
  • Two-bed springs
  • Spanish moss
  • Green moss
  • Spray glue
  • One Faux bird
  • A few faux birds’ eggs


1. Starting with the two springs, screw the two small ends together.

how to make a bird's nest from old bed springs

2. Wear gloves, and take a few handfuls of green and Spanish moss.

3. Spray them with spray glue and mix well to mold a bird’s nest onto one end of the spring. ( see the images earlier in the post)

4. Add your bird and hot glue to a few birds’ eggs.

5. Place the other end of the spring inside your flowerpot.

6. Place some green moss over spring’s top around the pot’s edge.

old bed spring crafts - birds nest

Now you have the cutest bird’s nest crafts to decorate with!

Do you love these old bed springs crafts? than follow my blog for more inspiration on how to take something old and make it new again!

These ten ideas are just the beginning – there are many ways to repurpose bed springs. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn trash into treasure and give your home a unique look that everyone will love. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!

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  1. […] You can see the entire project here. […]

  2. Love the bed spring wreath! Now I am on the hun to find some to make something. Have a wonderful day Wendy, thank you for always sharing your beautiful creative ideas.

    • wendy says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, you are so sweet to come by and visit my blog post.
      I had a crazy weekend with the grandkids. So I need to do some catch up this week.

  3. Oh, that wreath is gorgeous!! I’m linking it in my weekly roundup.

  4. Tammy says:

    Who knew rusty old bed spring could look so good in home decor. My favorite is that adorable wreath. I may need to make one. I will be on the look out for some springs.

  5. Leslie Watkins says:

    Oh, Wendy! So many beautiful ideas! I am in love with the wreaths and photo holders! So much inspiration in this post!! Loved it!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you sweet Leslie, that means so much to me. I can’t wait to read your beautiful post later today. I did not realize you used to be a teacher.
      Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Susan says:

    I love these ideas!

  7. Kim says:

    How creative! I love that wreath you made! Bed springs…who knew that could look so great!!

  8. Wendy,
    I love all these ideas. I plan to share a link on my Sunday, Dirt Road Adventures. You are so talented and you inspire me to be more so. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  9. You did such an amazing job on your wreath! I love how you used the rusty bed springs to hold the little flower pots and to make a small nest. I too am attracted to old rusty things. Such a great post.

  10. Regina says:

    Love rusty bed springs and you shared some great inspiration!

  11. Love your ideas for the springs. Adding them to a wreath and a flower pot make it an extra fun vintage piece!

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