It's that lovely time of year when my backyard birds start building nests (yay, Spring!) and I decided to help them out by providing nesting material using a vintage bed spring as my "cage". Truly a bed spring for a spring bed!
And if you want even MORE ideas for your yard and garden, check out my other repurposed ideas HERE!
A Bed Spring for a Spring Bed: DIY Nesting Material Holder
So, these are the rusty, crusty old bed / mattress springs I started with...
To repurpose it into a nesting material holder, I added a few strips of jewelry wire up and down the spring to make it more "cage-like".
And then I gathered my nest building material- mostly using this natural fluff from Audubon! (I've got a link to it in my original post.)
I also gathered 100% cotton kitchen string, just twine, dried grass from my yard, and pet fur. YES, pet fur! You can use pet fur so long as your pets aren't treated for fleas and ticks. Then, I simply started layering in all the goodies into my spring holder.
When it was all done, it looked...WEIRD!...but for a good reason, right?
I then created a wire handle to hang it from our tree. Ta-da!
Check out all of the nitty-gritty details AND affiliate links to the materials I used in my original post!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published March 7th, 2016 7:54 AM
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AlisaBeth Mallery-Nash on Dec 31, 2016This is a great idea no matter what year. We're a day away from 2017 and I would love to do this. Where can I find old bed springs? I live in the city so it's hard to find these laying around. lol. Please PM me at email@example.com. Any help would be much appreciated.