- Arts and Design
Spring Crafts--Crafts Using Springs
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.
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
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!
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.
Crafts Using Large Springs - Bed Springs
- Funky Junk Interiors: So You Think... it's OLD?
Box spring bulletin board -- Isn't she a beauty?!? A part of a mattress box spring from a recent haul, plus a few old relics I had laying around, I got to work with my new brainstorm.
Where To Find Springs Around the House
~ ink pens
~ chairs and couches
~ mouse traps (EEK!)
Assortment of Springs for Your Crafts
Here are a few springs you can buy in case rusty springs are too rustic for you.
Spring Crafts Using Spring Toys - Slinkies are springs!
- Make A Bird Feeder From An Old Children's Toy | Apartment Therapy
I've had birds on the brain lately. I can't help it - the weather gets cold and suddenly I worry that every bird in America is starving in the frost and snow. We talked about how to feed them on the cheap, but today I'd like to talk about making this
- Slinky Craft projects, ideas and tutorials using Slinky on Cut Out + Keep
Check out four projects using the beloved Slinky toy.
- Make a Silly Cardboard Slinky Dog | Suite101
Create a unique "slinky" patterned after the popular puppy design using cardboard and a few easy craft supplies to put it together.
- Slinky Chandelier
Light up any room with a playful handmade chandelier, made from a Slinky!
Acrylic Craft Paint | Spray Paint | Craft Brushes - Paint Your Springs or Paint a Block of Wood to Display Your Rustic Springs
Make Your Own Springs - Tutorials for Making Springs with Wire
- How to Make Small Springs | eHow.com
How to Make Small Springs. Springs are used for many things. The most common form of a spring is a cylindrical coil of wire that bounces when compressed.
Wire and Wire Tools to Make Springs
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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