Rocking Horse Makeover

This lovely rocking horse needed some repairs and a nice makeover! It was broken when I got it and I wanted to bring it back to life to give it as a gift to a lovely baby girl, Angelina. I rescued him and had a lot of fun redoing it. Now if you don’t have a broken horse in need of a repair, it’s okay, just find something you can re-do and apply the tips given in this tutorial!

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This tutorial will be really easy to follow! I used almost one skein of that fluffy loopy yarn(purple), one can of spray paint (satin light yellow), stickers (alphabet & flowers), hot glue and sandpaper.

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The whole process was fairly simple. I started by removing everything that were in my way and sanded the old coat of varnish off. Once done with sanding, I cleaned up all the dust caused by it (this is a critical step because you want to make sure the paint will stick well to the wood). I painted the little horse over with a pastel yellow spray paint. I let the paint dry for about a week to then add all the cute details!

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To add the comfy loopy yarn, all I did was apply the hot glue doing a “zig-zag” movement and sort of pressed the yarn against the wood to make sure all the spaces were filled. I did not apply hot glue on the sides so that the loopy yarns would just fall on the sides.

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Once the comfy loopy yarn was added, It was now time to finish it by applying the stickers and flowers. I can’t help it, I just love this step!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!