… you make a shotgun shell wreath and centerpiece for the holidays! Or maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to waste things. Any things. Like used shotgun shells. Here’s a couple of easy crafts to repurpose empty shotgun shells. (See our other repurpose projects)
My family hunts. Hunts ethically. We love the meat. We respect the earth. We’re grateful. So when someone fires a shot, they pick up the empty shell casing. Here’s a perfect solution for what to do to recycle those shells! And, honestly, what outdoorsy guy would not love this decoration?
First things first – do NOT use live ammo. I attached these shells with a hot glue gun. Heat and ammunition are not a good mix – ever!
Some of the boughs would not lay flat. To remedy this problem, I used wire ties to secure them.
After the boughs cover the pinecones in a pleasing fashion, it’s time to glue on the used shotgun shells. I chose to keep all my gold ends going in the same direction. You could mix it up if you like that look.
Some areas looked sparse so I chose to add more shotgun shells. Notice I had a few black shells and one green shell and included those as well. I think all green shells with a few red would make a wreath look like it had red berries. My guys use primarily red shells, but if someone does do this I’d love to see how it came out. Please post pictures!
I love the look of this hanging beside our door. Can’t wait for the guys of the house to see it!
Below are some pictures taken while I auditioned shotgun shells for the centerpiece. I thought of a cluster of shells, but I really like the shells “exploding” out from the center.
The shotgun shell wreath is surely one to add to our list of Top DIY Wreaths. What do you think? Would the hunter in your life like one of these?