Crib Mattress Spring Turned American Flag

At Redhead Can Decorate, the 1969 crib Julie and her siblings slept in as babies had been sitting in her attic, not meeting safety requirements for use, but waiting, dreaming of the day Julie would repurpose it into an American flag!  And it gets better, because the transformation was fast and easy!

redhead can decorate before

Julie used the mattress spring from the old crib, which happened to have exactly thirteen rows–perfect for the thirteen stripes of the American Flag!  She weaved red and white ribbon through the rows of springs for the stripes, then weaved blue ribbon for the field of stars.  Julie secured the ribbon with Zots and glue, then added on white stars to complete  her brand-new Old Glory!   Her last step was tying on a piece of rope to each end so she could hang it up.  I’m blown away, aren’t you?  Surely I’m not the only one who needs some last-minute American pride around my house before July 4th!

redhead can decorate after

Learn more about Julie’s crib makeover at Redhead Can Decorate.

Comments

  1. Kathleen says:

    OMG! Seriously? This is one of the best things I’ve seen in ages!!! Fantastic job. I’m jealous I didn’t do it. LOL. Happy 4th.

  2. KateinAustin says:

    What a creative idea. Love it. Up-cycling at its best!

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