My mom has been saving me old horse shoes from her own horses to use for crafting. Today I had the thought to decorate one. I knew horseshoes were a symbol of good luck and I thought it would be cute to hang one up above a door. I searched my craft room for materials that I already had so it didn’t cost me anything to make. 🙂
If you don’t have someone to lend you horseshoes you can find them at local feed stores. They cost are anywhere from $1 – $4 depending on the size and style of shoe. Some are wider than others, smaller, etc.
I used twine, scrap fabric, marbles and “pearl” beads I attached everything with hot glue.
Just wrap the twine around the horseshoe and place the marbles in between. I make my flowers by twisting my fabric into long strip, making a knot at one end then wrapping it in a circular motion while adding hot glue along the way. It’s actually pretty easy.Then add the flowers to the horseshoe.
I made mine and hung it above my door like I mentioned above. It is so cute and have even had friends request one for their own home.
After making these my sister had friends who saw them and wanted to use them in their weddings as table center pieces. These were two separate friends who did not know each other. It was funny they grew in popularity!
I think they look so nice on the tables. Adds a feminine touch to a western/country/rustic style wedding theme.
You could totally play around with the color of twine, marbles and fabric to create some awesome works of art for your own home or parties (or weddings!). I think these horseshoes would even make a great house warming present. These were very enjoyable to make, easy and inexpensive. It’s funny how one simple idea with scrap materials can turn into something so neat!
For a flower rosette tutorial for tulle, fabric, ribbon or fabric visit the tutorial here.