Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rocking Horse Makeover: My Little Pony Style

Rainbow Dash
My daughter is in a full swing addiction to My Little Pony's,  the new revamped version. She especially adores Rainbow Dash because she shoots rainbows out her tail. 
In keeping with my theme of a "homemade Christmas," I snatched our old rocking horse out of the basement and took to it with some homemade chalk paint. I use Elizabeth & Co.'s recipe for homemade chalk paint and LOVE IT!

Craigslist find: $25

the pony came with some ratty, nasty,
disgusting hair which was promptly taken out
Introducing... Rainbow Dash! 

cutie mark

How the tail was put in: 

used a hammer and small flat head screwdriver to 
bust up the wooden plug that
held the original tail in place. 

the tail was as nasty and ratty as the mane

one of my Top Five favorite household/craft supplies

The wood glue worked great on the felt mane and tail. Its been given a firm tug and seems to hold fast. Whew!

My Life's a Treasure  Click Here to see the party at My Life's a Treasure.


  1. Great idea! I love that you personalized a standard rocking horse!

  2. BRILLIANT!! Seriously awesome idea. Not sure I'd make one cause my kids are too old, but I have to pin the awesomeness!

  3. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy New Year!


  4. So cute! That mane really puts it over the top! :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  5. This is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. I featured your post at this weeks link party.

  6. This little guy is adorable! I am featuring him later this morning on Curb Alert!s Facebook page. I would love for you to come by and take a look. Thanks for the inspiration! https://www.facebook.com/CurbAlert

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