Guns and ammo are not for everyone, but they happen to be a big part of my family so it is only fitting that this tactical ammo ornament finds it way onto our tree this year. I figured I would post the idea since I know many of you would love to make one as well. This would be perfect to remember your first hunting trip or completing hunters safety certification. Of if you just happen to really like guns, this might be the perfect ornament for you.
To make this you will need:
- Clear Plastic Disk Ornament ( I found mine at Michael’s Craft store)
- Jute twine
- Fake Pine branch
- EMPTY bullet “bass” (DO NOT use live ammo) – Get some here or Here
- Hot glue gun
- Small piece of tan card-stock to make a tag
Like I said before DO NOT use live ammo, anyone who has or is familiar with guns know this is only common sense…but I just want to make sure you understand to only use empty brass/ bullets for this project. I used the larger plastic DISC ornaments to allow for the larger bullet size, but you could always use the normal clear ornaments, you would just have to use smaller brass, like maybe a 22 shell.
Take the top of the ornament off, put your pine branch inside, then add your EMPTY brass. If you got a large buck or something like that, you could also add some of the details of your hunt on a piece of card-stock on the inside. Use some hot glue to secure the top back on the ornament. Wrap with jute to give it more of an rustic look, add a tag with the year written on it attached to the top.
Hope you have as much fun making this project as we did.
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