Rocking Horse Decoration

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Rocking Horse Decoration

Use two flat wooden rocking horse shapes to create a dimensional decorative rocking horse. Decorate with stamps, jute cord and lace and craft a special gift for a children’s room.

Use the 3D horse to place a small gift or make the connection piece wider to accomodate a small bear and give it as a gift for a newborn child.

Colour the rocking horse shapes on both sides with the sky blue paint.

Cut lollipop sticks at 6.5cm long pieces (five in total) and two at 4.5cm long.

Set them aside, and use the two shorter to attach them together. This will be the connecting piece for the two flat horse shapes.

Paint them with the sky blue colour.

Use the dot stencil to decorate the horse shapes on both sides with the Paradise and the Titanium white colours.

Cut a 6-7cm long piece of the lace ribbon, make pleats and glue it on the horse. Repeat to the second horse shapes making sure that you place the lace to the opposite (facing) side of the wooden shape.

Glue the connecting part (lollipop sticks made of) onto the one wooden shape and repeat carefully with the other piece.

Cut the wooden sticks about a bit less than 4.5cm and cover them by wrapping around them with some jute cord.

Add some jute cord on the head of the horses and place the one end to the back of the head leaving it loose.

Wrap some jute cord around the legs of the horse and attach between the two shapes the wooden sticks previously made.

Decorate with some satin and ric rac ribbons.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 9mm Ric Rac Trimming 3m - Royal Blue
  • Craft Medley Natural Jute Cord 80g - 3ply FL102
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 59ml 2oz Greys - Snow (Titanium) White DA01
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint 59ml (2oz) - Sky Blue
  • Dovecraft 32mm Classic Lace - 3m Flat White 17001
  • Knorr Prandell Ø 3mm Beech Wood Craft Sticks 25pcs - 20cm #202
  • Knorr Prandell Wooden Lollipop Sticks - 100pcs Regular
  • May Arts 5mm (3/16
  • Pronty MDF Shapes - 2pcs Rocking Horse Large #6311
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Gradient Dot THS118
  • Tsukineko VersaFine CLAIR Pigment Ink Pad - Paradise
Tags: Home Decor

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.