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THESE FARRIERS’ CASTOFFS ARE NOT ONLY ICONS OF LIFE ON THE WIDE-OPEN PLAINS, BUT THEIR REPUTATION FOR BRINGING GOOD LUCK MAKES THEM AN APPROPRIATE WEDDING ACCENT. HERE, PRACTICAL MEETS PRETTY WITH PAINTED HORSESHOES DOUBLING AS ESCORT CARDS AND WEDDING FAVORS.
MATERIALS Old horseshoes Enamel spray paint (any color) Small fabric flowers Hot glue gun Hot glue sticks Twine to match paint Tags (with holes already made) Pen Stamp Stamping pad Newspaper
1. Wash the horseshoes to remove any dirt. Let dry.
2. Layer newspaper on a flat surface. Place horseshoes right side up and spray with enamel paint. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat with underside of horseshoes. Let dry.
3. Working with one horseshoe at a time, apply a drop of hot glue to each end and hold on the flowers until set. Repeat with each horseshoe.
4. Stamp each card with a design of your choice and then write each couple’s names. Using the twine, attach the card to the horseshoe.