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#1 of 10 Old 12-04-2008, 12:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wasn't sure where to put this, so I'm cross-posting it in three places.

This is the first tutorial I've ever done. It's for sock stick horse - really easy, really fast, really cute and *really* inexpensive. It would make a fun Christmas present. My four 1/2 year old plays with hers all the time, and my 2 year old loves hers.

I bought a pack of 10 pairs of cotton socks for $6, a sheet of 4 buttons for 50 cents, two $1 dowels and used 1/2 a bag of $3 batting for two horses. I used fabric and ribbon scraps I had. So each horse cost me $3.10. You could do it even cheaper if you used all items that you had on hand already.

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Thanks so much for sharing this!! I will definitely be making a few!!

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That is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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Cute. I want to make one. They look easy enough for even me to do.

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These are so adorable that I had to make a couple tonight, which I did. Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial! My older son loves to play on these when there are out and to find out that I could make them for practically free was amazing. I had almost all the materials. Total cost per horse was around $2.5 (One is not completely finished as I still need a dowel and a little more ribbon.

Thank you thank you thank you!!:
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Now that is cute! my daughter has been looking for things to make her sibs, this would be great!
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hey! some sweet mama gave us one of these she made!

and our ds loooves it.
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Oh, thank you mamas! They're a bit addicting once you get going, and since socks come in pairs, you can never make just one.

Dove, I'm so glad he likes it! That makes me smile big.

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Well I've made four of the heads with plans to do two more (yes, before Christmas) and I must say they are very fun.

here is a link to a pic one of the horses heads:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...ey=3acOlqL3a_c

Thanks again for the inspiration
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That is absolutely adorable!
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