Every holiday, people have to consider if they want a real Christmas tree or get the fake one they have in the closet. Everyone can benefit from an actual pine, but some consider it wasteful because trees die so quickly. However, that’s because they don’t know some of the most interesting ways to reuse springs. They also don’t consider the awesome ways they can decorate a real 20ft Xmas tree.
Whether you get a 24 foot Christmas tree or something smaller, you need to know how to decorate it. There are tons of ideas online, so you won’t have the same accessories as every other house, and you might want to go a little funkier this year. Some people buy customized Christmas trees, which can be beautiful, original, and stylish. Getting something that special won’t feel like a waste of money.
Other people get Christmas trees made from old doors, which is an interesting concept. Nowadays, people get more and more creative with their home decorations, depending on their individual styles. That’s what makes this holiday fun. The point is that you shouldn’t forget about Christmas because making memories with your family is worth every penny.
Let’s find out more about funky Christmas trees and what to do with the old springs later.
Not many people think of springs when they think of things that make their lives easier, but from custom automotive springs to the tiny springs in ball point pens, springs can be found in a variety of items that improve every day life. There are several different types of springs, each with a specific purpose and coming from different spring manufacturers. Once the item containing the spring is no longer useful, what happens to the spring?
One of the easiest springs to repurpose is a bed spring. Bed springs can be used to make vases, wreaths, and photo holders. If you have enough springs and a soldering iron, you can even make a cute Christmas tree. Because bed springs are conical in shape, they make excellent holders for wine bottles, pot holders, candles, and snacks.
If you are a crafty person and have quite a variety of springs to work with, you may want to make some decorations for your house. One crafter suggests sewing a small fabric hen and displaying it with springs as a “spring chicken.”
Automotive springs are more versatile for large-scale projects, due to their size. Adding an upholstered cushion to one end of a coil spring creates a one-of-a-kind bar stool for your breakfast nook or game room. Automotive springs can also be used as bookends or the legs of a coffee table.
Crib springs are also good for large projects. With a coat of spray paint and some clips, a crib spring can become a memo board or photo display. Add some upholstery to create a headboard for the child’s new “big kid” bed. Crib springs make good jewelry holders or hangers for craft supplies.
Springs are incredibly versatile and durable, and make great candidates for upcycling. So the next time you have something to throw out with springs in it, salvage the springs. While the new item might not be the purpose intended by the spring manufacturers, it might just continue the trend of springs making life easier.