Spring is here and it’s time to do some spring cleaning … and maybe a little redecorating, too! You can bring the barn into your bedroom with these two horseshoe DIY projects.
Horseshoe Jewelry Holder
◆ Paint, wood stain or spray paint (optional)
Step 1: Find a small piece of wood. Sand any edges if needed. You can paint or stain your wood piece if you’d like (we used a darker stain) or leave it natural, which also looks awesome!
Step 2: Clean any dirt and rust off your horseshoe to make sure it’s safe to add to your project. You can hand-paint it to match your room, spray paint it with an adult’s help, or leave it as is. All will make for a super-cute jewelry holder!
Step 3: Place your horseshoe on your wood piece. Hammer a nail into each hole. Make sure to leave the nail sticking out a little.
Step 4: With an adult’s help, hang your horseshoe holder (open side up “so the luck doesn’t run out”). Now it’s ready to hang necklaces, ribbons, keychains and more!
Framed Thumbtack Art
◆ Frame (with glass removed)
◆ Cork board tiles
◆ Gold thumb tacks
◆ Printout of a horseshoe (or your favorite horse silhouette)
Step 1: Cut your cork board tile to the size of the opening on your frame.
Step 2: Cut your fabric a little bigger than your cork board and wrap it around the cork board like you’re wrapping a present. Use tape to secure it in place and return it to your frame.
Step 3: Print and cut out a picture of a horseshoe or a horse and gently secure it to the front with tape. Trace with a pencil and then remove.
Step 4: Place thumbtacks along the line you traced and then use more thumbtacks to fill in your outline. It’s OK if they overlap!