No matter how good of a clay shooter you are you wouldn’t get very far without any ammo, but believe it or not shotgun shells can be used for far more than just smashing clays. From handmade crafts to horticultural must-haves, shotgun shells have some incredible uses and here are some of the best..
You can plant seeds with them..
Gardening’s pretty boring isn’t it? Yeah, we thought so too, but then we came across a fund raising campaign for a special type of shotgun shell that lets you plant flowers using a shotgun. That’s right it’s as mad as it sounds, but believe it or not it works. With reduced gunpowder the Flower Shell is capable of planting a variety of seeds, and you won’t even have to get your hands dirty.
You can make Christmas decorations out of them..
It might be a touch too early to mention the C word for some people, but this brilliant Christmas craft idea is far too good not to share. All you need is a bit of patience and plenty of spent shells and you’re ready to create a completely custom Christmas wreath. So if you’re feeling festive and ready to unleash your creative streak, this one-of-a-kind wreath is guaranteed to be a hit and you can even add fairy lights!
You can create custom boutonnières with them..
Modern-day weddings can cost an absolute bomb, so every little helps when it comes to keeping the cost down and this cunning craft idea not only saves you a few quid it looks the business too. Forget a traditional Boutonnière, a recycled shotgun shell filled with feathers or flowers will really blow your guests away, and if it looks half as good as this what’s not to love?
You can make flowers out of them..
We’re not saying some people have too much time on their hands, but when you start making bouquets of flowers out of spent shotguns shells we think it’s time to find a new hobby. You can’t deny how incredible they look though, and with a bit of practice we reckon we could knock up a bunch in no time. No more last minutes trips to the supermarket for us!
You can get arty with them..
If you thought planting seeds with a shotgun was strange this might just beat it, but if you’re big on superheroes and smashing clays this unique creation combines the two perfectly. Quite why you’d want to make a giant portrait of your favourite superhero using shotguns shells we’re not quite sure, but you can’t deny this one-of-a-kind Deadpool portrait looks awesome.
We told you there were some incredible uses for shotgun shells, but we think we’ll just stick to smashing clays for now though..