Tracy Schmiesing McVety and her husband were cleaning out their shed one day to make more room for their chickens. While rummaging around, they came across an old set of crib springs, still in their frame, but of no use to the couple.
Initially, Tracy had decided to simply dump the crib springs in the scrap heap, but the next morning, inspiration struck.
“Luckily, that scrap pile has been sitting in the barn for the past five years, and probably will be sitting there for the next five years,” she joked.
Seeing the lattice-like arrangement of the springs reminded Tracy of weaving. Soon, she was creating a piece of decoration perfect for a Fourth of July cookout, but also arustic, shabby, chic art piece that could be appreciated any time of year.
The theme? The American flag!
The U.S. flag has inspired countless DIY projects and crafts,like this handmade wooden coffee table with a flag design stained into the wood, and they’re always so charming.
Take a look at how some rusty, old crib springs became a lovely (and very simply made) piece of decor, and see if it inspires you to create some patriotic art of your own!