Six Genius Ideas for Repurposing Horseshoes

With a little creativity and imagination, old horseshoes can take on new life.

Old horseshoes can be given new life with creativity and a can or two of paint. Journal photo.

Your horseshoe’s life doesn’t have to end after six to eight short weeks. By repurposing them, you can enjoy them for years to come! Here are a few ideas to help get you started on your DIY journey.

  1. Holiday spirit

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to decorate. Instead of spending a ton of money on decor, opt for a horseshoe table decoration! This pumpkin is perfect for fall, or if you’re feeling especially bold, try a turkey.


  1. Patriotism

You might need a few horses for this one, but a horseshoe flag is a rustic way to pay homage to this great country we call home.

  1. Jewelry organizer

Horseshoes make great home decor, especially when you need to hang something. Use a few to organize your necklaces and other western jewelry.

  1. Dream catcher

We’re dreaming of owning more American Quarter Horses… and maybe this dream catcher will help! A stylish twist on the traditional dream catcher, keeping your horses close to home.

  1. Towel racks

Finding a stylish towel rack can be time consuming and frustrating, so why not just make one? Horseshoes make the perfect towel holders and add a rustic touch to your bathroom decor.

  1. Fire pit

For all of the crafty and handy horse lovers out there, this one is for you! Create a fire pit out of horseshoes and other metal materials you can find around the ranch. Repurposing just got taken to a whole new level!

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