Enter the wire mattress spring. I love rusty things as many of you are now aware. Finding an old metal object always sparks ideas on how to repurpose it. It took awhile but I came up with something awesome.
My spring tea-light candle holder!
It took awhile to find a "vessel" in which to place the candle. Nothing seemed to work quite right and the ability to shape the spring is somewhat limiting. Despite its rusted patina, it's very rigid and durable and didn't want to budge much to my manipulations. I found an old jar I had been saving and it cradled perfectly within the spring. I cut another spring in half and wrapped a portion of it around the glass jar to provide a more decorative element and to tie everything together. Since the jar has a somewhat curve in its inner base, the tea-light wanted to slide off to the sides. To remedy this, I placed decorative stones around the jar's circumference to keep the tea-light centered within. I feel more of these ideas will be "springing up" shortly!
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