Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring (literally) Nest Wreath

More bed springs!  BTW--I clipped mine (ok hubby did) out of a box spring we were getting rid of.  Thrift stores often have box springs for cheap so that is one place to look if you are wanting to put some SPRING in your decorating.
Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
So--here is what I did.  I tied 6 springs together with jute.  You need to tie each spring together in 3 places.  I then tied some more little jute pieces on the springs for decoration.

Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
I hot glued some moss to a purchased nest and added a little birdie.  I hot glued this onto the wreath.
Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
I wanted a messy, somewhat organic bow so I used ribbon, burlap and jute.
Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
I needed a tag.  I was going to decoupage over one of the tags I had chalkboard painted this past weekend.  When I went to grab an old book for decoupage I had an EPIPHANY.  I loved the color of the book cover so why not make my tag out of it (my wheels are spinning now and I have some many other ideas for these book cover tags!).  Using a utility knife, I scored around the chalkboard tag and then cut again (remember a cutting board underneath).
Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
Drill a hole through the tag. STOP--do not drill into your cutting board like I almost did :). I decoupaged a bit of book on it and handpainted nest, but you could use stickers or print something off of the computer.
Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
Attached the tag with jute and there you go, a SPRING wreath!
Spring Wreath http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-literally-nest-wreath.html
Tune in later in the week for some "companion" projects.

Find more creative ideas here:
DIY day at Kimba's
Reinvented
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Blue Cricket Design

52 comments:

  1. Wow! I would've never thought about doing that. It's so cute! Come by and see my finished hutch on today's post. I might need some helpful hints. I might want to shabby it up a little more.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  2. Now that's cool!!! love it,a fantastic idea. Great work. Smiles, Carol Mae

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  3. This is the coolest wreath I have ever seen! Love love love it! The little birdie nest is adorable! I so want one!!

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  4. Okay - that totally rocks! I love it!!! So original and fun!!!

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  5. Stinkin cute! Very creative to use real springs. I really love everything about it!

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  6. What an awesome idea! Talk about recycling! Love it!!!!

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  7. This is beautiful! I love it! How festive.

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  8. Oh, I love this so much, and the little bird and nest, makes me so ready for Spring...thank you!

    Barbara

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  9. How fun! I love how different it is. And cute little nest!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  10. Becky I love this idea!!! very cute and original:) cute cute cute!!!
    julie

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  11. This is fabulous! Now I need to start taking wire cutters on my jogs! :) I often see boxspring mattresses curbside on garbage days....
    Julie

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  12. Oh I love this - this is super creative and perfectly "Spring-y".

    Chelsea

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  13. I LOVE this "spring" wreath!! I am SO copying this for my own home :) (finally a fun new project for all of those old springs I have in a box!)!! Great project!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  14. This is so wonderful!! I wish I could buy one. You should have an etsy! Wow, it's completely darling!

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  15. What a cute idea.
    I love that you re-purposed something going to the dump.
    It is so cute too!
    thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. That wreath is a stunner. Love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Blessings to you today
    T

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  17. So clever! Where did you find them? They are so fun.

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  18. Wow, that wreath is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I especially love the tag :)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    ~Michelle

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  19. Love this wreath, so unique and springy.

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  20. I am ~IN LOVE~ with this!!! So cute. And thanks for sharing your how-to.

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  21. Becky - I love your wreath - I saw it on the Junkmarket site too! What a creative idea...it's just too sweet!

    Take care, Kathy (aka shabbychick)

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  22. "Literally a spring wreath" had me laughing. :) That turned out SO cute!

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  23. That is SO cute! I love that you thought to use the box spring for a wreath - so creative!

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  24. Very cute Bec,country style simplified!
    I have some springs somehwere...
    Sue

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  25. That is the cutest thing I have EVER seen! I am on the hunt for some springs now! Thanks!

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  26. I am so loving this idea! What a fabulous idea. Way to use up even the most random things and make it fantastic!!

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  27. That is awesome! I really like it!

    Courtney@ RedHeadsCraftMoreFun

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  28. I am so glad you linked this up to Be Inspired - I just love this wreath.

    Chelsea

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  29. I love it! Very clever, visiting from Junk Market Style.

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  30. Hey Becky! I've been meaning to ask you for a while now but of course I keep forgetting but I'd love to do a blog swap with you! Email me if you'd be interested! I'm heading out of town this tomorrow for a funeral so I'll get back to you some time next week!

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  31. Love this! Now where could I find me some springs???? Got go junkin'.

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  32. Good Morning Becky, You win the $30 Target gift card for linking up to Be Inspired! I just loved your unique wreath - please send me your email address and I will send you your e-gift card!

    roomtoinspire@comcast.net

    Thanks!
    Chelsea

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  33. LOVE this! that ribbon is gorgeous too!

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  34. Very cute! I'm making a copycat version for myself :)

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  35. This is beyond fabulous! Hands down the cutest wreath I have seen yet for spring! I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  36. So creative, love your wreath, it's a great tutorial.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  37. The wreath totally screams SPRING :-)

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  38. I really really love that wreath....I am making that my project for next week thanks so much!!!
    ~GGJan~

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  39. Oh too cute!! I have an old bedspring boxspring but have no idea how to undo it to get the springs!

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  40. THat is incredibly clever and cute!

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  41. What a great idea. I love this spring wreath. I will be on the hunt for sure...

    It was an honor to be featured along side of you on Kimm's blog today. Very exciting...

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  42. THIS IS SO CUTE!!! VERY CLEVER!!

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  43. Yes, yes, I also love your creation, never see those box springs, good idea! Pinned

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  44. I just pulled out some springs from some antique chairs and have been racking my brain trying to figure out something to do them. This is really cute and really appropriate. If I decide to go this route with them, I will definitely link this if that's ok.

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  45. We just got rid of our old mattress and box spring and my poor husband cut off all the springs for me, too! I have at least 60 of them...plenty for spring, summer, fall and winter wreaths, haha!

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