Ready to add a dash of equine elegance to your room or maybe bring a bit of the barnyard into your home decor? Today we’re diving hoof-first into a fun and easy DIY project that’s perfect for horse lovers of all ages. We’re making a simple horse-themed paper garland that will prance its way right into your heart.
This craft is not only a wonderful way to spend some quality time getting creative with your kids, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to decorate for a horse-themed party, spruce up a bedroom, or even add a personalized touch to your tack room. And the best part? We’ve got a free template to make things even easier for you.
Make sure you also take a look at our Christmas horse garland craft for a holiday-themed version of this type of decoration.
- Construction Paper: Grab some in yellow, brown, and tan paper to capture those rich, earthy horse colors. Colored cardstock would also work instead of construction paper.
- Tape: To stick all your pieces together securely.
- Yarn: To hold the paper pieces together
- Single Hole Puncher
- Our printable template
You can grab our printable right here. NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.
Step 1: Template Time
Print out the provided template and trace it onto your construction paper. Cut out the horse shapes, tracing and cutting as many as you want, depending on how long you want your garland to be.
Step 2: Crafting the Horseshoes
For a little touch of good luck, add some horseshoes to your garland. Cut a square from your paper, fold it, and then cut out an L-shape. Trace this shape onto other papers to create a uniform look.
Step 3: Punch It
Punch a hole in your templates. This is where your yarn will thread through, so make sure it’s big enough for easy threading but not so large that the pieces slip off.
Step 4: String It Together
Now, bring all your pieces to life by assembling them on the yarn. Arrange them in any pattern you’d like, mixing and matching colors as you go. This is where your creativity really shines, so have fun with it!
Bringing It All Together:
Once you’ve strung all your pieces, find the perfect spot to display your handiwork. Whether it’s across a window, along a wall, or even draped around a bookshelf, this garland is sure to add a fun bit of decor to any space.
This DIY horse-themed paper garland is a great and simple project that encourages kids to develop their fine motor skills and explore their artistic side. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to create some really fun decorations for your home, barn or maybe even a party.
Take a look at our other horse crafts while you’re here!
If you decide to give this horse garland a try, let us know how it turns out. We’d love to see a picture if you post one – feel free to tag us!