Are you looking for an awesome DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or are military men like mine. It is also the newest creation for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. If you have any friends or family who like to hunt or fire guns for fun, ask them to start saving their casings now. One day at the range will give you enough to make this awesome project. I’m incredibly thankful to my close friend for diligently saving all of his casings for me so that I could bring you this DIY. Now, let’s get onto the tutorial.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Start by cleaning your thrift store frame and your casings if needed.
Next, take your frame apart and set the glass and backing aside.
Start gluing your casings along the bottom of your frame, starting in the center.
Continue adding casings until the bottom of the frame is covered.
Next, begin gluing casing in a single line on the left side of your frame.
- Do this with like sides of the casings together as pictured.
Repeat step 5 on the right side of your frame.
Next, glue 2 casings together on the top left corner of your frame as pictured.
Do the same on the t op right corner of your frame.
Glue 3 casings upright, as pictured, in the center of the top of your frame.
Once your glue has cooled, spray your entire frame with bronze spray paint. Allow the paint to dry.
Next, spray your frame with a second coat of paint.
Lastly, put your frame back together and add a photo if desired.
This was so easy to make! I am crazy excited to surprise my husband with it this Father’s Day. You could also replace the picture with a handwritten note or drawing from your kiddos before gifting it. What are your thoughts? I’m seriously considering it. Let me know in the comments and then check out the other awesome Thrift Store projects from my friends below!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!