I received a sweet rocking horse for one of my showers. I loved it, but the hair was a bit of a dust/allergy hazard. Also, it didn’t quite fit into my nursery plans. Also, just to note that this horse was from a thrift store and given to me by my grandma. When she saw it painted white she said, “Oh, I am so glad you are redoing it”. So no hard feelings from the gift giver.
I started trimming the hair in the before picture before I realized I should probably snap a quick picture. It was made out of unfinished wood which made painting a breeze. After I cut through poofs of hair, I saw that the yarn remnants were stapled in. Thank the Lord for handy husbands!
Basically all I did was paint the horse white with some leftover paint I had. For the hair, I used thick brown yarn from Michael’s Craft Store. I then took that yarn and wrapped in around the long part of a standard notebook. I probably wrapped it around 10-15 times loosely. I then cut a smaller piece of yarn and tied all the strings together while they were still wrapped around the notebook. Then I cut on the opposite end of the tied end.
This made gluing the hair on the horse’s head a lot faster and easier. I did this about ten times and made an extra thick one for the tail. As you can see in the above picture, the horse’s hair still needs a little trim.
This is a very easy weekend project that can be done for very little money. I think it would make a great, thrifty baby shower present or birthday present.