Quick and Easy Upcycle - Bed Spring and Insulator Votive


I used rusty bed springs from a friend's back yard and an aqua glass insulator from my garage to create these cute little votive holders for a candlelit Valentine Party. See more of the decor here: http://oldewindmillfarm.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentine-party-2013.html

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2 questions
  • Sue hanson
    on Nov 11, 2015

    where to buy old bed springs

    • Rachel
      on Nov 12, 2015

      Maybe try etsy? I've never seen them for sale that I can recall. They're often found in scrap metal yards or behind old sheds in rural areas. Good luck! Retrieving them isn't for the faint of heart. :)

    • MK McDonald
      on Oct 30, 2016

      Yep, I agree Rachel. Just check to be sure you have wire cutters with you wherever you go. (Somehow that didn't sound good😜)

  • Stephanie Rae
    on Apr 4, 2016

    What did you cut it with?

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  • Carolyne Livingston
    on Sep 21, 2015

    Did you half to cut some of the bed spring off

    • @Carolyne Livingston Yes, I did. The springs started getting wider at a certain point and I cut them at that point. I used pliers, then, to open the spring a little to accept the insulator. Does that answer your question?

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