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Spring Crafts--Crafts Using Springs

Updated on October 9, 2014

Think Springs! Use Metal Springs in Crafts

If you came here looking for Spring crafts, you know, crafts that feature bunnies and chicks and pastel flowers, I'm happy to say, this ain't it!

Instead I'm featuring crafts using metal springs! That's right, the rustier the better.

Take this tin can woman, for example. Her name is Milky, and her arms are old rusty springs. Her brother, Shroom Dude, is shown below. He has springs for legs. It's a family trait.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Tin Can Man with Spring Legs - They put a spring in his step.

Tin can man with springs for legs.
Tin can man with springs for legs.

As promised, here is Milky's brother, Shroom Dude. He sports two bouncy springs for legs. Well, at one point the springs were bouncy. Now the springs are rusty and bent, but aren't they fabulous!?

Magnets for Finding Rusty Springs - Found springs are a thing of beauty.

I use a long-handled magnet to find metal junk. Yes, I'm a weirdo, but let me tell you, when the magnet attracts a bottle cap or a washer or a rusty spring, the clinking sound it makes is like music to my ears. Did I say I'm tone deaf?

Easy Springs Craft

Paint a block of wood and use U-shaped iron nails

to affix a large spring to the wood.

Display it on the wall or set it on a desk

to hold file folders.

Chair Springs - Frame Them for an Instant Display Board

RoboJunker framed these chair springs. Love it! Click the photo to visit RoboJunker's Web site.
RoboJunker framed these chair springs. Love it! Click the photo to visit RoboJunker's Web site.

Check out RoboJunker's Web site. At her Web site, scroll down the page to see several springs crafts.

Her quick projects include these fun uses for recycled springs:

~ chair springs framed to hold memorabilia (photo shown here)

~ candle holders made from bed springs

~ mail sorter crafted from a large sturdy spring affixed to a piece of wood

Sweet use of springs!

Rusty Springs Perfect for Spring Crafts - Add a touch of rustic flair to your home decor!

An assortment of rustic-looking springs I've found.
An assortment of rustic-looking springs I've found.

Three Types of Springs

The photo above shows all of these types of springs:

~ Compression springs become smaller when compressed. These springs are found in ink pens, pogo sticks, and valve assemblies in gas engines.

~ Extension springs have ends that stick out and are used in carburetors and garage doors.

~ Torsion springs have a coil in the center and are used in clothespins and clipboards.

Where To Find Springs Around the House

~ ink pens

~ mattresses

~ clothespins

~ chairs and couches

~ mouse traps (EEK!)

Assortment of Springs for Your Crafts

Enkay 464  Spring Assortment, 101-Piece
Enkay 464 Spring Assortment, 101-Piece

Here are a few springs you can buy in case rusty springs are too rustic for you.

 

Acrylic Craft Paint | Spray Paint | Craft Brushes - Paint Your Springs or Paint a Block of Wood to Display Your Rustic Springs

Wire and Wire Tools to Make Springs

The Coiling Gizmo Wire Coiling Jewelry Kit Brand New
The Coiling Gizmo Wire Coiling Jewelry Kit Brand New

One of these coiling gadgets will let you make your own springs using wire. Be sure to check the wire gauge to get a strong (or flimsier) spring depending on what you'll be using it for.

 

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Will You Make Any Spring Crafts?

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      AshleysCorner 5 years ago

      Very Nice Lens! Happy Valentines Day!

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      Linda Hoxie 5 years ago from Idaho

      Happy Valentines Day! :)

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I ilke to paint flowerpots with the kids. We also usually do some Easter crafts, but I haven't really thought about which ones to do this year yet.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Yep, I'm always crafting, making jewelry, not only in spring, but after a heavy winter, the spring is welcome change.

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