Wooden Rocking Horse Upcycle

This thrift store rocking horse started out very different.

I was intrigued to learn more about this wood rocking horse after seeing a tag on the bottom. It was made at Rolla Area Sheltered Workshop in Rolla, MO. Somehow it made its way all the way down to Arizona. I couldn’t find out much about the workshop except that it has been a production workshop since 1970. So, this little horse definitely has a story to tell.

Now, it has a Christmas story.

I bought this sign for $6 at Big Lots and thought the Merry Christmas part would look great on it. Of course, I added glitter.

Just use Mod Podge and pour glitter on. Then, shake it off. Taylor Swift style!

I added red burlap to the back and glued it on the horse.

I also had a small wooden christmas tree from The Wood Connection and thought this horse needed a seat.

Added some pretty lace and a plaid bow that I bought at Big Lots. It is actually an ornament.


If you see a wooden horse like this in a thrift store, snag it. They are so cute at Christmas time!

Keep this season creative, festive and upcycle something cute!


Always remember to Create.Share.Inspire!


I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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