Thursday, 30 November 2017
Christmas Rocking Horse
I saw this picture in a craft magazine and thought I would like to have a go at this. The horse was available from a shop called The Works, but when I tried to get it they were sold out. I decided to make my own! First I looked for inspiration, I found this cute rocking horse:
I liked the general shape, but changed some details as you can see:
I scanned the printed image into my Scan N Cut and cut out the shapes, I got 4 from a 12 x 12 paper. The paper I used was quite a thick paper. I realized I would have to use several layers for thickness and ended up with two sets of five layers which I then glued together to the red line. By putting the paper in with the plain side showing it was easy to cut out the reverse shape for the backs. Once assembled a short strip placed between the rockers kept them the right distance apart to stand up.
The wooden rocking horse would have been more stable than mine and I found balance an issue if I added too much. However I was really pleased with how it turned out and have several sets cut to make some more :)
There are lots of free rocking horse pictures on the internet, some of these would be easy to cut out by hand.
See you on Friday x