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Light up the holidays with these shotgun shell lights! They can also be a great gift for anyone who likes to shoot shotguns.

Materials:

  • Spent shotgun shells
  • a strand of Christmas lights

Tools:

  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1: Remove the Primer

The first step is to remove the primer. The best way I found is to use a screwdriver and a hammer. Place the screwdriver in the shell right in the middle where the primer is. Then place the butt of the screwdriver on a table and with a hammer hit the edge of the metal several times. You should see the primer popping out.

Step 2: Clean

For best results clean the shells of any dirt.

Step 3: Glue Time!

Now take you lights and use a hot glue gun to glue around the bulb. Quickly slip the metal part of the shotgun shell over the bulb. Allow a few seconds to cool before you move on to the next one.

Once you have finished the strand, hang it up, plug it in and enjoy!

<p>Cool idea! I always end up saving my shells after bird season, but then throwing them out after awhile. Good upcycle, I'm going to give it a shot! Ha!</p>
<p>Thanks:)</p>
<p>Better than chili lights!</p><p>http://www.interdimensionmedia.com/widgets/lights/images/chili_peppers.png</p>

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