The weekends are made for hanging out with family enjoying each others company on the farm. One Saturday morning in late November Kasey’s dad opened up a box of new horseshoes he had just purchased online to do a DIY project for the holidays. This Dad and daughter craft team had created around a dozen Horseshoe Pumpkins for Autumn decorating and for Christmas they are tackling Christmas trees. These horseshoe DIY decors look adorable on display indoors and out. I had Kasey share with me how they put this creative horseshoe Christmas tree DIY project together on today’s post.
Here’s How to Make a Horseshoe Christmas Tree
Horseshoe Christmas Tree Project
These adorable Christmas trees made out of new horseshoes can be painted or left as is. A hole is drilled into the tops so you can easily add ornaments or display other art to celebrate the Holiday Season.
- 14 horseshoes
- Drill press
- Arc Welder
Note: if you do not have access to a drill press or welder most hardware stores have units that can be rented.
For the Christmas tree featured in this post, we are going to start out with 14 new horseshoes. It is not recommended to recycle old horseshoes after they’ve been used on the horses.
- Order new horseshoes. You will need a 14 standard horseshoes for this project.
2. Wearing safety goggles and gloves drill press a hole at the top of the 11 new horseshoes as shown in the photo below.
Jig to Make the Project Easier
In the video below Kasey shares the jig her dad put together to help them produce many trees faster. After sharing this cute project online the orders are pouring in for this adorable decoration.
3. Place the horseshoes together on a welding table or concrete surface that is safe. In the photo below Kasey and her Dad are using a welding table to work on.
4. Take 3 horseshoes and connect them by welding the ends together to make the base of the tree.
5. You can paint the horseshoe tree once complete or just leave it because they look great right from the new box.
Horseshoe Christmas Tree
The Next Weekend Project in the Barn
After Kasey shared with me all the fun she had putting these together with her dad she shared with me what their next big DIY will be. Kasey’s and her Dads are restoring an old Farmall that her Grandpa Ault pulled at National Tractor Pulls back in 1972. You can follow the restoration project on Facebook at: Blue Goose Restoration.
Have you seen creative things made out of the least expected like horseshoes? I’d love to hear about it so leave a comment below so we can connect.