What you will need:
- A wood frame and Photo of choice (choose a horse pic!)
- craft paint
- Quilling Paper
- small hook
- 3 Jump rings
- lobster claw fastener
- yarn or thin cording
I found everything for this project at AC Moore. Cost per project was approximately $3.00. This takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to make.
Paint the frame. I used a ruler and a pencil to draw boards to simulate barn wall but any background will work. Just encourage kids to use plain background, so the miniature halter and lead will stand out.
Cut Quilling paper into 5 pieces. One – 5” piece, Three -3” pieces, One– 2” pieces. Make circle with 2” piece and glue. It helps to curl the paper a little and squeeze glued ends shut with tweezers. Take one of the 3” pieces and fold one third of it over placing a jump ring in the fold. Then place circle in fold next to jump ring and glue down. Fold other end over about one third.
Take 5” piece and fold in 2 jump rings. Glue down folded end encasing jump rings in fold.
Insert other end of 5” strip through 2 jump rings and back out between rings to fasten into circle. Attach by folding 3” strip over throatlatch piece.
Take remaining two 3” pieces and fold to fit as cheek pieces. Attach on each side and glue.
Cut two pieces of yarn in coordinating colors and insert through end of Lobster Claw fasten-er. Braid to desired length and tie off.
Clip “lead” onto halter. Screw small hook into frame. Hang halter and lead on hook. Insert picture and ENJOY!
Note : It would be very cool to figure a way to print tiny name on cheek pieces before attaching them. My hand is not that steady. If you figure out how to do it, please let us know.