Here’s How To Make Gorgeous Home Decor With An Old Mattress (40+ Ways To Upcycle Them)

  • by Mary Roy
  • May 24,2018
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We spend a lot of money on mattresses. But when they’re done, they’re done. Or are they? When your mattress becomes too uncomfortable to sleep on anymore there are still ways that you can continue to use that mattress.

Whether it’s the ‘skeleton’ of the mattress, the springs, or even the stuffing – there are so many fun projects and ways to transform it into something completely new. So, instead of tossing it out – give these creative ideas a go.

Here are 45 Ways To Upcycle A Mattress

1) Planter From Inner Mattress

The inside, or ‘skeleton’ of your mattress can be used to create a beautiful garden planter. Just pull away all the fabric to reveal the inner frame and springs. Place it on the wall and fill the spring holes with tiny plants. You can also spray paint it for a bright eye-catching piece of art in your backyard.

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2) Flower Bud Vase Holder

Those old mattress springs can come in handy. Just place one upright. Then pop in a flower bud vase. It’s the perfect project if you’re looking for that farmhouse-chic look that Chip and Joanna Gaines are so well known for. Get the details on this project here.

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3) Snack Holders

You can also use your mattress springs to hold snacks. Just cut out a section of your mattress spring. Place your snacks in covered cones and let the springs hold them. It’s a fun project for when you’re having large dinners or guests over for movie night.

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4) Wine Bottle Holder

What can’t mattress springs do?! Use mattress springs to hold wine bottles. Just attach them to a piece of wood on an angle. Slide your wine bottles in upside down. These look amazing on the wall of a kitchen or a dining room – plus, the wine is super easy to grab for when you’re cooking or would like a glass.

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5) Large Ceiling Chandelier

Turn your old mattress into a chandelier. Just pull out the inside and hang the mattress spring from the ceiling. Then hang crystal, lights, and other items from it. Get funky and creative with this one by scouring antique shops high and low for one-of-a-kind items.

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6) Wall Focal Piece

Your old mattress can even make some great wall decor. Just paint the metal whichever color you’d like, then hang the metal frame from a wall. Add photos or other decor to it to make it a beautiful focal piece. Sconces look beautiful as an addition as well.

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7) Special Day Memory Board

Make a memory board from an old mattress or crib frame. Mount your frame to the wall. Then add keepsakes to it. This project is not only easy, but it’s a great way to remember special days like a wedding day or the birth of a baby. Imagine how adorable this would be in a nursery!

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8) Hanging Kitchen Rack

If you’re short on shelf space, you could install a kitchen rack. Using vertical space is perfect for small rooms and a mattress ‘skeleton’ is a great solution. Just hang your mattress frame from the ceiling and use S hooks to hang pots, pans, or mugs.

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9) Bird Feeders

Snap off your bed springs. Fill the spring with seed suets. Then hang your spring from the tree and use as a bird feeder. If you want a great recipe for ‘birdseed balls,’ check out this recipe. What a wonderful way to relax – gazing out your front window watching the birds!

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10) Silverware Organizing Display

This adorable idea is something you’d see in a cute and hip cafe but is also a great rustic project for your kitchen as well. Cut out a section of the inside of your mattress. Fill the springs with your silverware. Now, you have yourself a silverware organizer.

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11) Spring Jewelry Organizer

How often do you find yourself looking one of the earrings in your favorite pair? Keep them organized while also creating a piece of decor with this clever idea. Use a mattress spring to organize your jewelry. Just place it upright. Hang earrings from it and place it on your shelf.

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12) Family Picture Display

The inside of your mattress will make a great family photo display. Plus, it’s so unique! Just lean it against or hang on the wall or a door. Then, use clothespins to hang photos from it. Little keepsakes like postcards or trinkets can be hung as well.

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13) Holiday Decor

Christmas is one of the most fun and memorable times of the year. Use your mattress springs to make more fun memories with this project. Decorate your spring as a snowman, Santa, or something else. You can find different ideas for this here. Such a great way to spend a family night!

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14) Christmas Tree Topper

The Christmas decorations don’t have to stop there. You can make a Christmas tree topper from a similar design. Just decorate your bedspring as an angel. Then place atop your Christmas tree. So cute!

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15) Organizing Rack

Need some extra storage and organization? Your old mattress can come to the rescue. Hang a mattress frame from your wall. Use S hooks to hang things from it like baskets with cleaning supplies or toiletries, cooking utensils, or whatever you’d like depending on the room its in!

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16) Creeping Garden Wall

Use the inside of a mattress as a garden wall divider. It can also be used to help crawling plants grow. Think about how beautiful this would look when covered with roses!

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17) Mail Holder

Don’t let your mail end up all over the place. Use a mattress spring to keep it organized, plus it’s a great little piece of rustic decor. Just place the mail in between the springs.

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18) Rustic Spring Wreath

Want a wreath with a unique look? This project would look wonderful on a house in the countryside or at the beach. Use mattress springs! Use a piece of wire to hold the springs together then add little elements to make it your own..

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19) Pin Board

Need a place to hang family notes or art? Use the inside of a mattress. Hang it from a wall and use clothespins to hang stuff from it.

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20) Vintage Vase

Create a vintage vase from mattress springs. All you need is some vintage looking lace and embellishments. And, of course, a mattress spring.

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21) Photo Stand

Use springs to display photos upright. Attach some springs to a horizontal piece of wood. Place the photos in between the springs.

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22) Tealight Holder

Use springs to display photos upright. Attach some springs to a horizontal piece of wood. Place the photos in between the springs.

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23) Office Organizer

Old full mattresses or crib mattresses can also be used as an office organizer. Just affix the fram to a wall. Then tie organizers to it to hold your bills and other office items.

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24) Branch or Feather Display

Use a mattress spring to create some nice home decorate. Place your spring upright. Place branches or feathers inside of it.

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25) Make A Nest

Create some nature decor in your home with mattress springs. Attach some upsidedown springs to a piece of wood. Place some decor inside, like twigs and fake eggs.

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26) Garden Edging

Use pieces of your old mattress in the garden. Cut apart the inside of your mattress and use the wire inside. Use it as edging or as borders to protect your plans.

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27) Garden Decor

Get creative and use pieces of your old mattress to make some garden decor. This uses some springs and wires from the mattress. It’s embellished with some tin flowers.

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28) Wine Bottle Rack

Instead of buying a wine rack to display all your wine bottles, you can make one. Use the inside of a mattress and put it up against the wall. Place your wine bottles inside the springs.

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29) Hanging Light Display

Hang the inside of your mattress from the ceiling. Run string lights through the frame. Make sure the bulbs are inside of the spring.

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30) Above the Bed Light Display

Create a beautiful display above your bed with the inside of an old mattress. Hang it from your ceiling. Then run string lights and crystals through it.

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31) Upcycled Headboard

You can upcycle your mattress in the bedroom. Mount it to the wall. Now it’s a headboard.

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32) Crafty Windchime

Mattress springs make great windchimes. Just hang one from a tree. Then hang other stuff of from it.

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33) Hanging Votive Holder

Use mattress springs to create some hanging lights. Place a spring upside down. Attach a string to hang them and add a votive inside.

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34) Vase Display

Use a mattress frame to create a vase display. Use the inside of a mattress and stand it upright. Then use springs to hang vases from it.

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35) Cool Looking Lightbulb

Spruce up a lightbulb with a mattress spring. Just take a hanging lightbulb. Then place a spring around the bulb.

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36) Jazz Up A Wine Bottle

Need to add a little extra pizazz to your dinner party? Use mattress springs. Just pop one over your wine bottle.

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37) Cupcake Holder

Need a cute way to display your cupcakes? Use mattress springs. Just pop the cupcakes right in.

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38) Squirrel Feeder

Use a mattress spring to feed the squirrels. Just pop in a piece of corn. You can find the details on how to make them here.

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39) Planter Holder

Create a funky planter holder with mattress springs. This project uses a piece of wood to hold the spring in place. Just pop a small planter in the top.

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40) Tie Back

Keep your curtains in place with mattress springs. Just weave the fabric in the between the coils. Your fabric will stay tight in place.

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