While cleaning out an old shed to give our chickens more room, we came across this old set of crib springs. I told my husband to just put it with the rest of his scrap metal, to get rid of it. But, the next day I was struck with inspiration... and, luckily that scrap pile was still there, as it has been for the past 5 years, and probably will be for the next 5 years...
Old Crib to Old Glory
Old rusty crib springs - Ready for something... First, I started with this awesome blue burlap ribbon, printed with stars!! How perfect is that! It was 5.5 inches wide, which wouldn't work for this project, so after cutting to length, I just cut it in half down the middle.
I used hot glue for this project, but didn't glue anything until all the weaving was complete. Next I started on the stripes. Each of these burlap ribbon rolls measured 2.5 inches wide, and that worked perfectly. They were, however, a little thin, for my taste, so I doubled them back to give two layers for each stripe.
Everything is in place, time for glue!
The final project! I haven't yet decided where to display this, but it's so big, I'm sure it will end up outside somewhere... I need to spray it with a waterproof protector, and we're ready to go! I am so happy with how this turned out!
Visit my blog, to find out where to buy the supplies for this project.
- Off-White Burlap Ribbon (Amazon)
- Red Burlap Ribbon (Amazon)
- Navy Blue and Star Burlap Ribbon (Amazon)
Published June 15th, 2016 11:54 AM
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Joanne on Feb 14, 2017OK!! This is an idea I'm stealing...I have enough time to find the springs, the burlap and put it all together. My neighbors will flip!! Thank you!!
Joanie on Sep 15, 2018
ANYTHING about OUR flag is a blessing. I stand and wave my flag everyday. God Bless America and God Bless you.!!