Intro: Shotgun Shell Christmas Lights
A true expression of redneck pride.....
Step 1: Materials
What you need:
Strand of Christmas lights.
Lots of 20-gauge shotgun shells. ( used! )*
A pair of pliers.
And a lot of patience...
*be sure to clean your shells well. You should also polish the metal end of the shells if they are old or rusty.
Step 2: Work....
Okay, Take a look at your shotgun shells.
At one end, there are ridges where the shell was unfolded as it was fired.
Take your pliers and re-crease the ridges so that they are nice and crisp. Your shells should look stars when viewed from the top.
Step 3: More Work.....
Now grab one of the points of the star with your pliers and push it into the center of the shell.
Repeat this on all of the points until the shell looks somewhat like it did before it was fired.
Take a bulb from your Christmas lights and push it into the center of the shell where all the points meet. It should push the folded ridges into the shell. These ridges provide a secure fit for the bulb. The shell should now be firmly attached and should not be able to slide off.
Now repeat over and over until you have covered all of your light bulbs.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Now plug 'em in and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Try and experiment with different colors of lights and shotgun shells. If you have a favorite combination, feel free to post it!
HeidiR1 made it!