Isn't she pretty? I paid $1.99 at Goodwill.
Christmas Wooden Rocking Horse
I guess I have a thing for wooden rocking horse's this year because I have found 2 at thrift stores and snagged them! With Christmas decor on my mind, I gave this wooden rocking horse a new story. A Christmas story. With glitter, lace and a plaid bow, this horse has a new life.
First, I spray painted her white. After it dried, I used sand paper to give it the rustic look.
I found this sign at Big Lots. I took it apart because I only wanted to use the Merry Christmas part for this upcycle.
But doesn't every project need glitter? Asking for a friend. This is easy. Just use Mod Podge and add glitter. Then, shake it off. Shake it off like Taylor Swift.
I decided this horse needed a seat. So, I added a small wood tree from The Wood Connection.
I added this plaid bow. It is an Ornament from Big Lots.
I also added lace ribbon. Sometimes you get to crafting and you just can't help yourself. A little glitter. YES. A little lace. YES. A little plaid. YES YES.
I added red burlap to the back of the sign as well. Like I said, sometimes you just get carried away.
Total I spent less than $15 for this upcycle.
Now, I just need to find a spot for my Christmas horse. This thrift store upcycle reminds me of Christmas past. There is just something about a wooden horse that reminds you of being a kid at Christmas.
On the bottom of the horse I found the name of the wood shop that made it. After some research I learned that this shop gave jobs to people with disabilities. This horse has quite a story. From Missouri to Arizona and now Christmas. I love a good craft story.
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