While attending a vintage fair I spotted this single old bed spring and decided I just had to have it.
It can be used in so many ways. This time I decided to marry it with an Eiffel Tower style flower vase and fill it with handmade paper flowers.
I created the large flowers out of tea dyed coffee filters and the small brown ones
I created out of brown candy wrappers I have been saving from candy we ate during the Holidays.
I try to reuse as much as I can and make something decorative out of stuff that would otherwise be in the landfill.
I did the same thing with one of the coffee filter flowers.
The edges have been distressed with ink.
For the dark brown flowers I stacked the mini candy liners, inserted a wire with a loop on one end to keep the wire from pulling all the way through. Then I used brown floral tape to cover the wire and snipped the paper to look like carnations.
The other 2 coffee filter flowers I stacked the filters and cut the edges in a scallop pattern before inserting the hooked wire. I gathered the filters around the wire and covered them with brown floral tape, also.
At the top of the spring I tied some tea dyed seam binding in a bow and added some string pearls.
This was an easy very inexpensive bouquet. Under $5.00. And a nice change for winter.