Crafty Uses for Brass Casings

News | Feb 27, 2020


These days people come up with crafty ideas using almost anything.  If you’ve been utilizing your Ammo-Up for picking up brass casings, you might be surprised to discover the many ways people use them in DIY projects.
You could collect your brass and sell it on websites like Etsy in a bundle.  For example, Cartridge Commander is an Etsy seller who has a 40 pack of 45 caliber thin sliced bullet casings on sale for about $34.  If you’re not planning on using your brass for reloading, you could sell your excess or up-cycle those casings with the following creative ideas.  

Brass casings can be used in home decor projects and you can make them as simple or complex as you want.  Fill a jar or bottle with brass and display it on a shelf.  If you have some time and a glue gun you can try making a bullet flag or decorating a clock or picture frame with your brass.  Make a brass bullet wind chime if you want to get really creative.

You can also make school/office supplies with your brass.  Push pins, key chains, and magnets are just a few examples of what you can create to make everyday supplies unique.

Bullet jewelry is another popular way to use brass.  You can make necklaces, rings, earrings, and even hair barrettes using the casings.  This may take some practice, but the results will be worth it.

The last idea we’ll share might be the most unique of all.  If you’ve ever played the peg game, you know they’re typically made from wood.  This version uses 45 mm casings for the pegs.  This would definitely be a conversation piece if you displayed it in your home and it puts a fun spin on the game.
To get started, check out the links below for DIY instructions and sources for these ideas.  The caliber sizes you choose to use will depend on which craft you’re making and the Ammo-Up machines will pick up any caliber except for .22 rimfire.

Get your Brass Ammo-Up here and start crafting:

Check out Pinterest for countless more ideas like these! Click HERE
Sources and Ideas:

Bullet Flag: Click HERE
Clock: Click HERE
Picture Frame: Click HERE
Wind Chime: Click HERE
Push Pins: Click HERE
Key Chains: Click HERE
Magnets: Click HERE
DIY Bullet Necklace: Click HERE
Peg Game: Click HERE

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