Happy Oaks Day! I wanted to share with you, just in time for the Kentucky Derby, how to make a no sew horse on a stick for the kiddos to play with so you can actually watch the Derby this weekend.
Gracie is actually taking this horse to school today to race the other kids.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 yard of fabric
Americana Acrylic Paint
2 buttons2 colors of felt
Hot glue gun
First, you will want to fold your fabric on half and trace the horses head onto the fabric.
Cut the horse out of the fabric, making sure it’s folded in half so you get two identical pieces. (Don’t cut the ears out. I just traced them to make sure I liked the shape of the head). Place the stitch witchery onto the side that has the pencil tracing.
Place the other identical piece on top and iron according to directions, making sure to leave the bottom open so you can stuff the horse (about 10 seconds on medium heat, no steam, for each section). Once the fabric has cooled, turn the fabric right-side out and stuff with batting to desired firmness.
Next, cut to identical triangles out of your darker color felt and two smaller triangles out of the lighter color. Hot glue the lighter triangle onto the larger triangle. Glue finished ears to the horses head.
The nest step is to hot glue two buttons on the face for the eyes, to small felt circles for the nose, and ribbon around the snot and head for the reins. You will also want to cut strips of yarn for the hair and hot glue on for hair down the back and bangs.
Paint your pole pink to match the ribbon. Once the paint dries, take the rod and place into the horse and wrap with floral wire to hold in place.
The final step is to tie a bow with the ribbon around the wire to hide it. What will you name your horse? Let me know in the comments below. You can also visit The Country Chic Cottage to check out how to make a horse on a stick using socks.
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