This is a fun way to put your spent ammunition to use and commemorate a good hunt or day at the shooting range!
And it’s really easy.
What You’ll Need
- Straw Wreath
- Gold spray paint, 18 karat recommended
- A few handfuls of spent ammunition
- Optional: rubber gloves
You can acquire spent ammunition at a local shooting range, just say you’ll be using it for an arts and crafts project.
This should be done outdoors, and I recommend putting newspaper down.
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Remove the plastic wrapping from the straw wreath and spray paint the wreath gold.
Fact of life: everything is better painted gold.
Let it air dry.
Using hot glue, adhere the empty cartridges to the golden wreath.
There are two secrets to making it look good:
- Go in a COMPLETELY random pattern with the bullets
- Start with the largest bullets and once all of those are adhered randomly, move down to the smaller bullets
Optional: spray paint surface gold (I opted not to here.) Voila!
A heart shaped wreath is a fun to do as well.
It’s pretty heavy at this point so make sure you have a good nail to hang it on! Mine’s hanging in the house but it looks great on the front door too.