I’ve been planning this magnificent “Crib Mattress Spring Christmas Tree” for a couple years, now. I first thought of it when I was completing the “Crib Mattress Spring American Flag” that you’ll see below…
Lets take a look and then I’ll fill you in. She is so pretty I forget what it’s made out of!
Here’s the crib (or cradle) mattress spring I used from both our daughter’s cradle…
Here’s the American Flag I made a couple years ago using a larger crib mattress spring…
The “Crib Mattress Spring Christmas Tree” took just a couple hours to complete and what I love most about it, is that I can move it to so many different locations. Mine is 4ft. tall, so it would look so cute on a mantel, don’t you think?
I used a little bit of glam (red sparkles) with a little bit of rustic (real pine cones)-typical!
I was going to use a 1/2 of a stump, but it was too big and chunky. I opted for a big piece of bark from our wood pile. Easy shmeazy.
Candy canes are one of my favorite “ornaments” and they last for years.
Do you want to make one for someone? How about for YOU! Follow my tutorial below, and feel free to give it your own spin.
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Materials needed to make “Crib Mattress Spring Christmas Tree”:
-1 crib (or cradle) mattress spring (mine is 4ft tall & 27 in. wide)-look at thrift stores to find one if you don’t have one.
–Christmas lights (I used 2-100’s)
-big piece of bark for the stump
Find a secure location to prop your tree up on a wall so you can work on it. Attach the lights first in the shape of a tree triangle (I began on top). Then zig-zag them through the tree like I did. I used small white zip ties to secure, and cut off the ends. Notice how I wrapped the lights directly around the frame at the bottom. Next, attach the decorations (using wire, or zip ties) starting with the beads first, and then the ornaments. Add the star to the top with wire. Attach a big piece of bark for the stump with ribbon.
Display where everyyou have an outlet, or use an extension cord. It would work inside, outside, on the porch, on the mantel, or just on the floor. It’s perfect for dorm rooms, or small spaces.
Below you will find many more of my Christmas tree ideas…please pin for later!
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