Last week I shared many details from my son's recent Cowboy birthday party (Liam's Round Up) including the handmade Hobby Horse Bubble Wands. These party favors came about a bit by accident, I was perusing the internet on the search for a free Hobby Horse pattern and came upon the wonderful tutorial byHopeful Homemaker. I thought how cute would my dessert table look with miniature Hobby Horses on display? Well, one idea evolved to another and I ended up with Hobby Horse Bubble Wands!
Instructions: Visit the Hopeful Homemaker's blog and follow the wonderfully detailed "How to Make a Stick Horse" directions with the following exceptions:
DO NOT enlarge the Hopeful Homemaker's pattern, just print at 100%.
I decided on minky fleece and yarn, instead of felt because that's what we had readily available. However you can use almost any fabric you want if you use yarn as the mane. You could even use bandanna fabric, how cute would that be?
Substitute a bubble wand for the dowel.
Tie the stuffed horse head to the bubble wand with a scrap of fabric, do not glue it on. This allows the head to be removable so it doesn't get wet when the kids blow bubbles.
Giddy Up! Now the whole gang can ride off into the sunset with their new Hobby Horse Bubble Wands!
Have fun and thanks for visiting!
This tutorial and corresponding instructions are intended for personal use only. Not for commercial use.
Party favors are a huge part of my party planning process. When I was planning Liam's Round Up party, I went a little crazy making party favors (but I enjoyed every minute of it)! One of my favorites were these "Happy Trails" muslin favor bags filled with western themed trinkets. They are very simple and easy to make with the kids!
What you will need: 1. Scissors 2. Iron On Transfer Paper 3. Home Printer 4. Muslin Drawstring Bags 5. Iron 6. "Happy Trails" printable file
Instructions: 1. Following the Iron On Transfer paper instructions, print the file. (Be sure to remember to set your printer settings to "Mirror Image")
2. Cut out the image.
3. Following the Iron On Transfer paper instructions, place the image on the bag in the desired location.
4. Following the Iron On Transfer paper instructions, iron on the image and remove the backing once cooled.
Yee Haw! It's that easy! Now just fill them up with your favorite western themed trinkets and they're ready for your little buckaroos!