One thing that Kurt and I were set on was our name selection for little Baby B. When we found out we were having a boy, his name was already picked and we weren’t shy about sharing it with others – name claiming. Colt’s name was inspired by (duh) the proper name for a baby boy horse. It was also a name that I had yet to encounter in my teaching career and this was always a deciding factor for me – I never wanted to associate a crappy student with my kid.
This quick DIY is meant to showcase not only Colt’s cool name but also his farm heritage. Using materials completely from the farm, this project took less than a day to complete.
Materials and Directions:
The horseshoe (one of many, many found on the farm) was found on the day that Colt was born and served as the inspiration for the wall art. Seriously, it makes the perfect “C”.
The nails are a byproduct of the never-ending effort to clean up any and all dangerous materials from the farm. There were approximately 5,675 of these laying on the floor of the hayloft. Nail in a haystack type of bull.
The barbed wire is from Dad’s Uncle Hess’ farm – whoops, I thought it was extra from one of my scavenger hunts but he seemed totally cool with it after it was done.
The chain thing is something random that was found in a box in the garage – we don’t throw out anything vintage looking that may serve as a part of a future project. Hoarders – DIY Edition coming soon.
All of the materials were mounted on a piece of fence board and glued with Gorilla Glue (side note: I should have used the clear version) – I used a box cutter to trim away any excess glue from the edges of the materials. Dad then found an old fence nail to use as the hanger. Because the fence boards are prone to splitting, I pre-drilled holes for the hanger and then gently tapped it into place.
Our little farm boy now has his own farm heritage wall art to go right along with the tractor hood and horse print in his room!