You will need:
1. Wire frame wreath, craft stores have these.
2. Shotgun shells in red and green. I got these at a man's sports warehouse, they don't like it when you open the boxes to find out the color of the shells, so bring a friend to distract them or just act crazy. (I used more than are pictured, I had to go back for more)
3. Green wire, or really any color wire, green seemed like a good choice.
4. Shotgun shaped lighter, again at a man's sports warehouse.
5. Needle nose pliers. I also have some tin snips because my needle nose pliers weren't cutting it.
6. A wreath door hanger. You could just use some sturdy wire if that works for you instead.
7. Bow is optional. My attempts at making a bow were laughable, so I bought one. It's too big, find a smaller one.
Step 1: Attaching the lighter
I attached the barrel at a joint which allows for more places to wrap the wire around. Once you have the barrel where you want it and wired up, twist the wires together to secure. I use the pliers to get a really tight twist for the last few twists after doing it by hand.
For the stock there was a convenient hole that I ran the wire through.
Step 2: Wire up the shells
Twist the middle of the wire around where the plastic meets the metal on the shell. Use the pliers for the last few twists as you want this to be really tight.
Next do the same near the end of the shell.
Now do like 30 more shells.
Finish off the almonds while you're at it.
Step 3: Attach the shells to the wreath frame
Basically place the shell on the frame facing inward. Wrap the wire around the frame, use the pliers to pull it tight.
Next, twist the left and right loose wires together and point the excess wire to the outside of the wreath.
Position the shells where you like them.
Step 4: Positioning and securing the shells
Cut the remaining wires once everything is secured and twist the wire ends out of the way within the wire mess you've made.