Repurpose Horseshoes and Wood Into a Rustic, Country Candle Holder

For those of us with a little cowgirl in us. Here's a repurpose project combining old horseshoes and a chunky piece of rough sawn wood. By drilling spaces deep enough into the wood to hold votive candle holders and attaching horshoes to each end, I've created a rustic candle holder. The wood was from our burn pile and the horseshoes were in the neighbors scrap pile. (He's a farrier and he gave me a dozen of them!)
before
spaces drilled for candle holders
horseshoes attached
after
Adina Johnson @ Simply Country Life
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  • Mike Blades Mike Blades on Jul 10, 2017
    What size holes did you drill? 2"

  • Scott Scott on Oct 10, 2017
    Hi do you know what size drill bit you used to drill holes? I guess you used a forstner drill bit?

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  • Vicky Chavez Vicky Chavez on Jan 13, 2014
    Thanks you for this wonderful idea! My brother who was a farrier (horseshoes..blacksmith) passed away 2 years ago and I have some of his handmaid horse shoes!!! Thanks so much for sharing

    • @Vicky Chavez Vicky, thank you so much. How special it would be to include something handmade by your brother in an item you can see and use everyday!

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