We’ve seen them in boxes on shelves at the flea market or hanging on the wall in our uncle’s or grandpa’s barns. They’ve rusted outside on hooks, when someone left them out there and didn’t bother to take them in, and they’ve been moved around a bunch of times, because no one had a use for them, but didn’t want to part with them. Well, now there are some crafty people coming up with great ideas to reuse old horseshoes! If you are, or you want to be one of those people, here are some great ideas to spruce up those old shoes, make use of them again, or turn them into a gift for someone you know will appreciate them! It’s recycling, Texas Hill Country-style, which is done at its finest.
Old Horseshoe Uses That Will Impress the Socks (and Shoes) Off Anyone
As Decorative Box Handles
Photo: Pinterest/Budgets Are Sexy
If a wire brush is taken to them and they’re cleaned and attached properly, these old horseshoes make a great accent to a western-looking decorative or gift box.
As Wall Décor
Photo: Pinterest/Dianne W
Add a little twine and a Texas star, and you’ve got yourself a Texas Hill Country work of art!
As a Championship Buckle Display Holder
Photo: Pinterest/kay Jackson
This version is on an older-style board, decorated with barbed wire, but the backing could be anything of your choice, and this concept seems perfect! It’s a great way to complement the buckles and show your rodeo pride.
Make a Horseshoe Pit for Family Fun
Photo: Pinterest/Pam Secord
There’s nothing saying you have to turn these old horseshoes into an actual work of art. Maybe they’re meant to be used in other ways, such as an old-fashioned game in the backyard!
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