How to make a horseshoe wreath

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How to make a horseshoe wreath
Create wreaths from old horseshoes. (horse shoe image by Inger Anne Hulbækdal from

Get crafty this holiday season and create a horseshoe wreath for your friends or family. Horseshoe wreaths can be a unique way to repurpose and recycle old horseshoes into something beautiful. These serve as perfect gifts for those who decorate with western items or just enjoy a touch of eclectic design in their home, barn or outdoors.

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Things you need

  • 12 Horseshoes
  • Newspaper
  • Spray paint, black or brown
  • Welding equipment
  • Bandanna or other embellishments

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  1. 1

    Lay out 12 horseshoes on old newspaper and spray paint the first side either brown or black. Allow the horseshoes to dry completely and flip them over to paint the other side.

  2. 2

    Use six horseshoes to form a circle, putting the bases together.

  3. 3

    Use welding equipment to weld these horseshoes together and let cool.

  4. 4

    Place the final six horseshoes on top of the first set. Stagger them so that they are in between the other horseshoes and weld these to the first set; let cool.

  5. 5

    Check the wreath for any additional spots that may need to be sanded or repainted. If necessary, do this now.

  6. 6

    Weave a bandanna in between the horseshoe openings and tie it at the base. Let the additional fabric hang down.

Tips and warnings

  • Decorate with raffia or other fabrics depending on the holiday so you can keep your horseshoe wreath displayed for all seasons.
  • Use all necessary safety gear--helmet, gloves, glasses--and equipment when welding these items together.

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