A Cowboy's Life: Giddy Up Cowboy {Stick Horse Tutorial}

Giddy Up Cowboy {Stick Horse Tutorial}

8:56:00 AM

I wanted to create something special as party gifts for Carson's friends at his birthday. Since his party was the day after Halloween, I didn't want to send home candy or little coloring books because they got plenty of that the night before. So I decided to make 7 stick horses for all the kids, which took about an hour to complete each. Although it is a bit time consuming, it is worth it!

stick horse tutorial

Supplies needed:
Tube socks
Poly-Fil
Felt
Yarn
Dowel rods
Needle and thread
Staple gun

stick horse tutorial

stick horse


1. Fill the sock with poly-fil and tie yarn around the opening of the sock.

2. Sew a mouth with a piece of yarn. Above the mouth, sew on two circle pieces of felt for the nose.

3. Sew two eyes cut from the felt.

4. Sew between 20-30 strands of yarn along the middle of the sock to create the mane.

5. Cut ears and sew on each side the heel.

6. Insert the dowel rod as far as possible into the sock. Twist the sock around the rod and staple a few times. Then tie yard around the stick to cover up the staples.

7. Create a bridle by wrapping the yarn between the nose and eyes, then tie around the stick.

Now enjoy watching the kids ride around on their new horse!

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7 comments

  1. My daughter's preschool made these one year, and she loved it so much! Not quite as cute as your version, though.

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  2. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. My horse mad daughter would have loved one of these as a kid.

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  3. I think you had a whole host of happy little cowboys with this herd of horses! Thank you for sharing on the Frugal Family Linky this week!

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  4. These are adorable! The kids must have had a blast! #FrugalFamily

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  5. I love stick horses! Yours are really cute. Glad I found this at the SITS Linkup.

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  6. Those are darling! Found you today via the homemaking party hop!

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  7. I remember having one of these as a kid:) Thanks for sharing this at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday!

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