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Let's get Crafty!
A few weeks ago I was working on a couple horsehair bracelets for a client, her horse had just passed away. That got me thinking of other ways to honor beloved horses that have passed away or celebrate the horses still with us. I came up with a simple way just in time for the holidays that I would love to share!
These ornaments are quick to make and would make a great gift for yourself or your equestrian friends!
You will Need:
ribbon or twine
binder clip or clip board
super glue (optional)
fillable ornament (affiliate link at bottom of page)
Picture of your horse
Step one: Collect about a dime sized amount of hair near the top of the underside of the tail, this way the cut won't be noticeable. Rubber band it and cut.
Step 2: Prepare the hair by washing, brushing, and pulling the uneven pieces out.
Below is my favorite Mane and Tail Brush, my girls tend to run through burrs and this brush is sturdy enough for to remove the nastiest tangles and not prick my fingers.
Step 3: Using a binder clip or clip board braid an inch and a half or 2 of the hair and rubber band the other side.
Step 4: Fold the hair and rubber band both ends together.
I like to make both the loop side and the fray side even.
Step 5: Tie a ribbon or twine over the rubber band, make sure you completely cover it! I make 1 tie and squeeze a dab of super glue where the twine crosses then continue to wrap until the band is covered.
Step 6: Cut your picture to size. As a wise person once said, measure twice cut once.
I can't remember who said it but be sure to do it or this will happen!
Step 7: Time to put it all together! Open your ornament.
*I use the ornaments in the affiliate link below. They are inexpensive, easy to work with, and they look nicer than the plastic sphere kind.*
Gently roll your picture and put it into the ornament, use a tool that will fit into the ornament and straighten the picture, I have used a crochet hook and needle nose pliers. Just be gentle so that the picture doesn't get ruined.
Gently insert the hair.
Close your ornament and you are finished!
Tada! How cute is this!
Have you made one yet? How'd it go? I'd love to see pictures!
There are so many ways to customize these ornaments. I think next time I am going to add the horse confetti below or maybe tie it with this cute peppermint twine.
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DIYS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN DECEMBER
* Keepsake Horsehair Ornaments
* Crochet Poof Beanie For Beginners