Wondering what to do with all those spent shotgun cartridges you’ve got lying around? Well here’s a dandy way of recycling all that brass and plastic and brightening up the house for the festive season, courtesy of Ann Ortiz of Midland TX, as featured on Girls Guide to Guns. Girls Guide to Guns describe themselves as :

“…. a website dedicated to women who dig fashion and fire power. Think of us this way: if one day Vogue and Guns&Ammo Magazine fell madly in love, got married and had babies, we would be their favorite child. Whether you’re a champion shooter or have never picked up a gun in your life, we’ve got something for you.”

Shot shell wreath © Ann Ortiz/Girls Guide to Guns

Shot shell wreath © Ann Ortiz/Girls Guide to Guns

Should you decide to have a go the full instructions are on the GGtG site. But let me add a couple of warnings,

1) If you’re using anything sharp make sure a responsible adult supervises you

2) This is for spent cartridges only, NOT live ones. Trust me, if you use any live rounds and decide to wire these up with fairy lights, your year will end with a bigger bang than you expected.

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