I have always wanted to make a horseshoe wreath, but since I’m not a welder, I created a new way to make it.
I used #6 x 3/4″ pan head machine screws and nuts. I did enlarge a few holes on the drill press so the screws would fit.
These are large cast iron horseshoes. You could use steel horseshoes as well.
Getting the right screw is crucial and these fit perfectly.
I was so exited, I immediately wrapped red bandanas through the horseshoes.
I sprayed the horseshoes silver metallic and wove a pink bandana through the horseshoes, a blue one next to it and tied it in the back.
You’ve got to love this cowboy version! I sprayed one of our Western Cutouts silver and attached it with wire. I wrapped blue and red bandanas and tied them in the front.
Star Horseshoe Wreath with a star burlap ribbon, Mini Star Nails painted red and a painted Star in Circle Cutout hung by wire.
Texas Horseshoe Wreath with Texas in Circle Cutout, blue and red bandanas, and Texas Barbed Wire Conchos. I added concho screw adapters to the conchos and screwed them into the holes. I painted the cutout to resemble the Texas flag.
This is with a plain burlap ribbon woven through the horseshoes and tied into a bow at the bottom. Looks like decoration for a wedding.
The possibilities are endless and these ideas will give you inspiration to create your own. It’s fun and easy!
Spring is just around the corner so time to bring out the colors of spring.
It’s easy to make a Spring Hat Wreath. I had this sun hat and found a flower garland at the craft store to wrap around it. I wired on a burlap bow and a twine hanger for the top.
Make a horseshoe candle holder by screwing Small Horseshoes onto a block of wood, paint it the colors of spring and add silk or real flowers. Use as centerpieces for weddings or parties. It will hold a 3″ pillar candle or…
To make a rustic spring planter I gathered scraps from my weathered pallet wood projects.
I glued and nailed the upright pieces to a pallet wood base.
I used the rest of the flower garland and tied twine around the planter.
Or you could add daisies and a distressed Cross Nail.
Here is another color scheme with a Mini Star Nail.
These ideas should give you inspiration to create for Springtime.
Hearts are the theme today to spread some love around the world!
I made these two lariat hearts by simply using a 44″ piece of lariat, pulling it into the shape of a heart and wrapping with red leather lace, leaving enough excess for a tassel.
I could stop right there. You can hang these anywhere and I thought they looked great! But I wanted to make more hearts!
So, I made a heart from pallet boards. I cut a heart shape from plywood, placed the boards together, traced the heart shape on the boards and cut them on the scroll saw, then glued them to the plywood. Actually, I used liquid nails which I don’t recommend because it takes too long to dry. This heart is 8″ wide x 7″ tall.
Then I cut 2 small hearts from the scraps. They are 3 1/2″ wide x 3″ tall.
I attached a green lariat to the large heart with a brad nail gun and tied the lariat hearts together with red bows. I glued on the small hearts and added a red bandana. When I throw things together like this it gives me inspiration for more ideas.
I painted one board red using a dry brush painting technique.
I found a pink lariat and attached it to the large heart with a brad nail gun then glued on a lariat heart. This was not planned and it fit perfectly.
I cut different shapes from plywood, drilled a hole in each and painted them. I attached these pieces to the lariat with twine.
And here is the finished Valentine’s Lariat Wreath!
I made heart hangers from the small pallet hearts by drilling a hole and adding leather lace. Glue on a concho for western flair.
So this is my twist on a few rustic hearts to give you some inspiration. Hope you enjoyed it!
This Western Garland is a new item. What fun you can have with this! It’s made of metal or tin with coiled wire and painted brown. It is 8 foot long with a loop on each end to attach anywhere you want. You can spray paint the whole thing a different color or multi colors. You could paint each piece a different color.
It would be great for birthday parties or any holiday or just decoration on the mantel year round. You could even cut the wire, pull each piece out, attach a wire loop where the holes were, paint your choice of color and use for western ornaments!
You could also weave it into some pine garland or into a wreath.
You have a choice of Texas, Steer, Boot or Horse or buy all four so you have a big variety. I’m sure there are many more ways to use this garland. Have fun!
Decorating horseshoes is fun and easy and great for kids. Our Large Horseshoe is a perfect size for this. Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination. If you’re giving as a gift you can personalize it, decorating with what that special person likes. This one has leather lacing and pewter Star Tacks.
This horseshoe has turquoise leather cord, a horseshoe nail cross wrapped in copper wire and three horseshoe nails attached at the bottom.
The Texas Magnet attaches easily to the cast iron. You could use any type of magnet. There is also leather lacing, Oil Rubbed Bronze Star Tacks, and a leather star which can be hot glued on.
This horseshoe is wrapped in black leather lacing with wooden black beads at the bottom. The cross is from the Western Cross Magnets Set. It has a clip on the back so I just clipped it to the leather lacing.
Happy 4th of July! Of course I had to be a little patriotic today. This horseshoe is wrapped in red and white leather lacing with Mini Star Nails painted red, white and blue. I stuck the top two stars in the holes. If you wanted it permanent you can put on a little glue. There’s not a hole in the bottom so I bent the nail over and slid it into the lacing. Have fun!
The items used in this project are:
Pewter Star Tacks
Oil Rubbed Bronze Star Tacks
Western Cross Magnet
Mini Star Nails
Here’s another idea for July 4th. Paint the cast iron Horse Head 3 Hook red, white and blue and attach bling stars with hot glue. Fun for kids too!
July 4th is around the corner! Time to make a patriotic wreath. I found all this burlap ribbon on sale last year and have been saving it just for this. There are lots of videos on making burlap wreaths and bows so you can do it! I used a wood cut out horse from a previous post and painted it like a US flag. I would hot glue it or hang it with wire. Have fun!
I picked up the cast iron Horseshoe Welcome Sign and placed it on a weathered board. I thought of putting a Tiny Horseshoe on each side, but decided to use Tiny Stars. I painted the stars to match the sign and screwed everything into the board with brown screws from the hardware store. I was going to stop right there, and I thought of hanging the sign with an old rusty chain. Instead, I took a piece of lariat rope and nailed it to the back. I wrapped leather lacing on each end leaving about 6 inches for a tassel, and begin the task of unraveling the rope, which takes quite a while. I wrapped a little lace on the top also. You can have fun with this. The kids can paint the stars and unravel the rope. Just place some wax paper on the table and use dark brown acrylic paint, let dry and add a little black.
I took apart the Western Coat Rack, cut the longer boards a little shorter and attached the back support boards to the front with our small handles and screws to make a photo tray.
Make a Spring Lariat Wreath for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or just to celebrate the Spring! I had a pink lariat rope in which I zip tied together at the top. I zip tied a burlap bow to the rope and added raffia to cover the zip tie. I drew and cut a heart out of plywood with the scroll saw and painted it white. I applied crackle medium, let dry and added pink paint. I painted jute twine white and hot glued it around the heart. For the letters I used acrylic paint markers and tied the heart to the top with white thread. Silk flowers were inserted into the rope at the top. This should give you some ideas to create your own Springtime wreath.