Bring Luck To Your Home! DIY Lucky Horseshoe Decor

Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!

blank630x20Start the New Year by inviting good luck into your home with a lucky horseshoe beautifully decorated. If you can get your hands on a real horseshoe that’s great. If not we’ve got a pattern to make one out of foam board. Either way it makes a wonderful decor item with positive energy included! We’ve decorated several types to show you the wide variety of ways you can make them. There is a variety of opinions on which way to hang the horseshoe.  Someone shared this story with me:

“As far back as I can remember being told (3 generations, then a few more back where that was just passed on vs me actually hearing it.) A horseshoe is only lucky if the luck hasn’t been “drained”. Basically that you should always hang a horseshoe so that the toe is down, and the open end is facing up. Imagine the horseshoe as if it were a cup- it can only ‘catch’ & ‘hold’ that luck for you if its rightside up. If the cup (or horseshoe) is upside down sitting on the rim, everything that was in it will have spilled out, and nothing else will collect within that little “well” of luck.”

For more ideas on positive decor check out our Wood Slice DIY Room Decor: Inspiring Words and our Motivational Words Printables with DIY Stand.

Lucky Horseshoe Supplies

  • A horseshoe OR foam board to make one
  • Pattern below for foam board horseshoe
  • Craft knife (for foam board)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Brown craft string (or whatever you wish to wrap your foam horseshoe)
  • Paint
  • Other items to decorate your horseshoe with. Ribbon, buttons, wire, beads, artificial flowers, gems, paint, etc.

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Pattern for foam board (pdf)

Lucky Horseshoe Decor Sample

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Instructions

Foam horseshoes are perfect for wrapping with string, yarn etc.

Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20

To make foam horseshoes trace our pattern onto foam board and cut it out. Lightly sand edges if needed to help remove rough paper sticking out. Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20

You can wrap your foam horseshoe with a variety of things. We found this type of twine is the easiest to work with. The rounded ends of the horseshoe must be covered with small pieces before wrapping. Keep your twine close together. We used hot glue to hold the twine at the ends. Decorate as desired!Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!

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For one of our metal horseshoes we painted it with chalkboard paint and then used a chalk marker to decorate it.  For our gold dipped horseshoe we used gold nail polish. Our teal horseshoe was spray painted and we used embroidery thread to make a tassel and some wire and beads to adorn it. A few more ideas can be seen below!Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20 Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20 Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20 Lucky Horseshoe DIY Decor 12blank630x20 Lucky Horseshoe DIY Decor 14blank630x20Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20 Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20Invite good luck into your home by hanging a beautiful lucky horseshoe. Use a typical horseshoe or make one out of foam board with our pattern. It's easy!blank630x20 Lucky Horseshoe DIY Decor 9blank630x20Good Things Are Going To Happenblank630x20

 

22 Comments

  1. Chapa

    These are super cute. I especially love how you’ve turned this into a project for people wanting a bit of country that aren’t necessarily able to just walk outside and grab an old horseshoe from the barrel in the tack shed lol. However, I just thought I would share… since I happen to be in one of those places where everyone has a barrel of old horseshoes in a shed- the “lucky” horseshoe does also come with a superstition. As far back as I can remember being told (3 generations, then a few more back where that was just passed on vs me actually hearing it.) A horseshoe is only lucky if the luck hasn’t been “drained”. Basically that you should always hang a horseshoe so that the toe is down, and the open end is facing up. Imagine the horseshoe as if it were a cup- it can only ‘catch’ & ‘hold’ that luck for you if its rightside up. If the cup (or horseshoe) is upside down sitting on the rim, everything that was in it will have spilled out, and nothing else will collect within that little “well” of luck. Anyway- these are still super cute, and as far as the luck goes- it’s kinda like the magic potion that’s really just water, if we believe in something we’ll see a result. I just wanted to share seeing as how it’s been repeated for so long that when I saw the first upside down one my heart almost skipped a beat as I literally said outloud “oh no, the luck the luck!” Lol.

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    1. Nancy Author

      Thanks for sharing that great history Chapa. I know when I was researching this topic there were a variety of opinions or history on how to hang the horseshoe. But what you say is true… what we believe can be very powerful!
      Appreciate you taking the time to comment. I’m going to add part of what you wrote to the post if that’s ok.

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