Lately I have noticed horse home décor while browsing online. I don’t know if it is up and coming or just catching my attention. I am not a horse western kind of gal even though I live in Texas, but I have always found horses to be beautiful. Change is good and when you do things on the cheap you can change things up whenever you want right? So I am.
I was checking out Ballard’s online catalog and spotted a horse weather vane for a table top.
My lately cobwebbed mind dusted itself and formed an idea. I knew I could recreate this for free instead paying the $149 Ballard price tag.
I gathered supplies that I already had: 3 pieces of black 12 x 12 cardstock paper, black spray paint, Mod Podge, glue, wooden skewers, a large paint mixing stick from Home Depot and my Cricut.
My husband is in Colorado fishing in the fresh cool air, while I am stuck here in Texas in the 100 degree heat so I had to saw the paint stick myself and using the drill. Actually I would have done it myself even if he was home. I was just trying to get some sympathy.
I found a design I could use on my Make the Cut program for my Cricut and cut out 3 horse silhouettes which I Mod Podged together.
Then I measured how long I wanted my stick and where to drill holes for the skewers. I glued the skewers into the holes and let it all dry. I sprayed a little black paint onto the base and then glued the horse to it. And now I have a free horse vane decoration.
Here is a close up of the base.
Love those books. My father in law gave them to me. He has had them since he was a young boy and he is now 81.
Let’s do a little comparison of the $149 horse and the $0 horse.
I used foam core board to recreate the white background from the Ballard catalog.
Do you like to recreate things you find in catalogs?
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