How to Make a Horseshoe Christmas Tree

Kasey and her Dad create Horseshoe Christmas Tree
Kasey and her Dad create Horseshoe Christmas Tree

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

 

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Pumpkins for Autumn and Trees for Christmas out of new horseshoes.

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.

Supplies

  • 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. 

Directions

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.

  1. Order new horseshoes.  You will need a 14 standard horseshoes for this project.
Horseshoes arrived for the Christmas Tree project.
The horseshoes arrive for the DIY 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.

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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.


Horse Shoe Christmas Tree DIY

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.

A temporary jig to use for welding the Christmas horseshoe tree

4.Take 3 horseshoes and connect them by welding the ends together to make the base of the tree.

Base of the horseshoe tree
The base of the tree is made out of 3 horseshoes that are welded together at the points.

 

Jim Ault welding the Christmas Tree Horseshoe project.
Mr. Ault wearing a welding mask to safely connect the horseshoes to make the tree.

5.  You can paint the horseshoe tree once complete or just leave it because they look great right from the new box.

The Christmas Horseshoe Tree

Horseshoe Christmas Tree 

The Christmas Horseshoe Tree
These horseshoe Christmas trees make great decorations to hold ornaments as featured in this image.

The Next Weekend Project in the Barn

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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.

 

 

 

Let’s Connect

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.

Bren Haas

 

 

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Horseshoe Christmas Tree”

    • I am not sure what ‘brazing’ is so I looked it up. The defination I found was “Brazing is a metal-joining process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.” To my understanding that would work because you are basically bonding the pieces together.

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