In this retro-WON piece, Babbs walks you through how to make a shotgun-shell, lighted wreath.
Throughout her lifetime, my daughter and I have spent time making things. When she was a little girl, we always made crafty things at Christmas. Often, her brothers would participate. The list included homemade bread dough ornaments, stitchery projects, flax bags and of course, kitchen creations – buckets and Tupperware containers full of cookies and candies for all to enjoy.
So this year, since she’s moved back to live near us, we decided to make a wreath similar to a shotgun shell wreath that Natalie, at Girls Guide to Guns, featured recently. Except, I wanted it to have some greenery in it.
It was a fun project, and took us about 2 hours total.
- Three-foot wide, fake green wreath with lights (K-Mart, on sale for $34)
- Strand of 100 clear lights ($4)
- Shotgun shells in assorted sizes and colors (free from local range)
- Glue gun and sticks
- Bow ($4)
- One bottle Chardonnay (for the wreath makers)