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« on: December 29, 2008 10:25:20 AM »

My dear dad seems to have everything, so gift-giving occasions turn into a real logic problem.  He is an avid trap shooter, a hobby we share when I can get a way from the kids and get to the range with him.  After a trip earlier this year, it dawned on me the shotgun shell casings are red, green and gold.

Hmmm, how festive.  I picked up a bagful of used shells and squirrelled them away for a project yet to be decided on.

Luck was on my side when I found a 16-inch resin shotgun that would be perfect for a wreath ornament.  The creation that follows was the best idea I could have had.  You can't tell but there are some gold shell "flowers."  That plastic has a lot of "memory" to it.  I had to heat it up and form the flowers so they kept their shape.  The twirly shells were cut with a razor knife in a spiral down to the brass.  So there it was, a no frills man-wreath waiting to be opened.

It brought tears to my dad, the man who has jokingly referred to me as his best son since I was a child.   





It's kooky and not something everyone would want hanging in their home, but it was perfect for my dad.

All comments are welcome, and thanks for peeping.

 
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008 10:34:29 AM »

I was much more into this once I realized there was no killing involved.  Cheesy
What a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008 10:34:58 AM »

This is so silly and lovely, I love it!  I'd probably add in some Hunting Blaze Orange ribbon or something if it was me  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008 10:45:09 AM »

LOL. That is awesome! I would hang this on my front door with pride!
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008 10:54:48 AM »

haha!  This is a pretty nifty way to recycle those spent casings AND make something that means a lot to you and your dad.  There are bound to be some great memories associated with this.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008 11:02:02 AM »

Ahh I love it! I always ponder what to do with all the old casings when I'm at the range, kudos to you.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008 11:46:03 AM »

I won't say that my dad would LOVE it, but he would definitely approve.
Good going on a very personal wreath!
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008 11:46:34 AM »

Ha this is great good idea for next year!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008 12:03:51 PM »

That is so bad ass.  I can smell the testosterone coming through my computer screen.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 06:21:53 AM »

I'm not into guns or hunting- but I had to give you kudos for a very well-thought & meaningful gift! What a very wonderful idea & I'm so glad your dad loved it.
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