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Creating Recycled Garden Art
Create garden flowers from old bed springs.
Let's start with a very simple project.  I had a box springs bed that was too far gone to donate, so I disassembled it, saving most of the resulting parts, even though I didn't know yet what they would become.  I saved the fabric to use as a drop cloth for painting.  The wood frame I saved for future wood projects.  As I removed the springs, I was stacking them together when it occurred to me that they looked a lot like flowers.  They easily screwed into each other because of their corkscrew shape.  I divided them into 5 stacks for 5 flowers heads, but now I needed stems.  The bed had a heavy iron rod rectangular shaped frame around the perimeter, so I cut it into 4 pieces using my handy dandy bolt cutter. Fortunately I had an additional rod in the garage for the 5th stem.  I simply shoved the rods into the bottom end of the flower heads and that's all it needed to stay together.  I stuck them in the ground and called them "spring flowers".  Later I added a bit of color with some purple spray paint.  It was easy and simple, resulting in a very unique garden sculpture.