20 Ways to Use Horse Shoes

We all probably have hundreds if not thousands of horseshoes hanging around our barns and ranches. I know I seem to find random horseshoes quite often! Lately I have been looking for some uses to reuse them, I have compiled a list of my favorites below.


Bridle Rack- Use an old piece of wood laying around the barn, and you can bend the shoes to create hooks for bridles or halters.

Hoof Picks- Have a friend who is handy at bending horseshoes?

Holiday centerpieces

Candle Holder- Creating an L from two pieces of rustic wood, place a mason jar and a small tea candle inside of the mason jar.

  1. Boot Rack
  2. Paper Towel Holder
  3. Toilet Paper Holder
  4. Wine bottle rack
  5. Toothbrush Holder
  6. Key Holder
  7. Towel Rack
  8. Napkin Holder
  9. Dream Catcher
  10. Wine Glass Holder
  11. Handles for drawers and cabinets
  12. Fire pit
  13. Coasters- Attach a cork backing to the horseshoes and you have coasters!
  14. Bookends
  15. Garden/Barn Horse Holder
  16. Fishing Pole Holder



Really the possbilties are endless if you can find the tools to bend horseshoes. Remember, there are always extras! Happy D-I-Ying


-Emily Bomgardner


Pictures Courtsey Of:








September 7, 2016

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published