With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, now is the perfect time to celebrate all things ‘horsy’!
We’ve rounded-up 40 of the most fun DIY horse craft projects, so whether you’re a crafting novice or expert, there’s sure to be several tutorials which are right up your alley.
From horse-inspired toys and clothing, to jewelry, costumes, home decor, and outdoor accessories – Trust us, it’s all here!
Buckle-up, because it’s time to get crafty….
Add some pony power to your favorite (or your child’s favorite) top through following this DIY horse applique tutorial from the talented girls at A Beautiful Mess. Adorable!
Now you can easily transform any little white dress into a show-stopping outfit, thanks to this awesome DIY idea from A Beautiful Mess. Don’t just stop there though! You can also apply the same technique to linen and cushions.
Art Bar Blog has gone all-out with this wonderful Dala horse craft project – Children are going to love creating these!
Who knew that you could create such a cute horse using just cardboard and pipe cleaners? Crafts By Amanda certainly did and she has this fantastic tutorial to show you how!
Here’s something you’ll treasure for years to come. This handprint horse painting would look perfect when framed and displayed in your baby’s nursery. Be sure to check out the tutorial from Crafty Morning to see how it was done!
You just can’t have a fairytale without these charming, Disney horses. Disney Family will provide you with the template and step-by-step directions to create these beauties.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that these gold horse bookends are from a high-end boutique such as Antropologie. They’ve been hand-created on a strict budget using easy-to-find materials. Thanks DIY Ready for the project!
Fancy putting your woodwork skills to use? You can even create your very own wooden rocking horse, just as Do It Yourself Divas have done – So clever!
You might remember seeing horse clutches just like this one all over ASOS and other on-trend boutiques, but did you know that you can also create your own (and save yourself the $70+ price tag)? Fashion Rolla is here to teach you how.
We all seem to have those tiny, plastic horse figurines lying around the house, so why not turn them into fancy equine necklaces? Miracles Everywhere is the clever crafter behind this project.
These tasty, horse-inspired treats from Flying on Jess Fuel look too good to refuse! Check out her delicious recipe and follow her steps so that you too can create these pony cupcakes.
Can you believe how amazing these look? French Country and Fat Bottom Girls is mad about these DIY pot plant ponies and for good reason too! Check out her tutorial to recreate your own.
You can also apply the spray bleach method to your shirt using a horse template to give it this pony-perfect design! This clever idea is from Hey Wanderer Blog.
It might look simple, but this gorgeous DIY horse print dish is incredibly on-trend. Horses and Heels has plenty of crafty ideas up her sleeve!
Transform your plain, old boring jars into these gold horse-adorned beauties. Horses and Heels will show you exactly how she made these, so be sure to check out her tutorial!
Learn how to make your very own horse-shaped stamps by following this DIY guide from Horses and Heels. Trust us, these will come in handy for the next project idea…
Speaking of the next project, here it is! Using the horse-shaped stamps you created in the previous tutorial from Horses and Heels, you can also make a wonderful, horse pattern artwork. Genius!
Celebrate Derby Day all-year-round with these gold horse decals from Hostess with the Mostess. You won’t want to miss this tutorial – it’s incredibly informative!
Did someone say Derby Day? Hostess with the Mostess has demonstrated her crafty prowess once again, this time through creating this dazzling horse table centerpiece.
Turn a backyard tyre ring into a horse-powered work of art, thanks to this project idea from Instructables. Your kids are going to thank you for this one!
Fancy making some My Little Pony inspired stick horses for your children? They’re fun, colorful, and super cute, so be sure to take a look at this tutorial from Just Between Friends!
How lovely is this horse ornament made from yarn? This craft project isn’t nearly as tricky as it looks, plus Krokotak has a step-by-step guide to show you how it’s done.
Aren’t these stick ponies incredibly professional-looking? The talented Lia Griffith has created these delightful horses – You’re sure to love her tutorial too!
If you’re stuck for a Halloween costume idea this year, why not try your hand at creating this My Little Pony-inspired get-up? Life is Made makes this look super easy too.
Here’s another awesome horse stick to keep your little ones entertained! We love his cheery face and vibrant coloring. You’ll love this tutorial from Mad Mim.
Turn some wooden palette and paint into a horse-inspired artwork that will turn heads! Mason Jars and Lemon Bars created this wonderful masterpiece and now you too can create your own!
Mer Mag is certainly one talented woman – She created this horse stable play kit using cardboard and duct tape! Your child will love this little home for their favorite ponies.
This tutorial from Modge Podge Rocks Blog will show you how to create a horse head canvas using a plastic toy horse. Painted in neon colors and hung on the wall, it’s sure to add some brightness to your day.
Here’s one DIY horse project which will only cost you a few dollars – creating a horse stick using a pool noodle! Molly Moo Crafts will show you how its done.
These whimsical horse necklaces from Polka Dot Chair are not just super pretty, they’re also very easy to make (no matter your skill level!). These would also make a great gift for a loved one.
Create the cutest snow globe using a horse figurine (in this case, a My Little Pony) and a jar! Poulette Magique is definitely on to something good with this one.
This gold horse figurine looks pretty expensive, doesn’t it? The good news is that it was actually created on the tiniest of budgets, using an old horse figurine and gold spray paint. Provident Home Design is very clever indeed!
You can even create an adorable horse sock puppet, just as Red Ted Art has easily done. Your children will love helping you with this too!
These no-bake cookies look scrumptious! Savory Experiments has been generous enough to share her horse-inspired recipe with us all, so be sure to check it out.
Here’s an alternative to your traditional circular wreath – a horse-shaped one! See Horse Design is one very creative lady.
If you don’t fancy yourself to be very handy with a needle and thread, then this no-sew horse head candy cane cover is right up your alley! You’ll want to thank Serendipity Refined for this tutorial.
You can even turn an old rocking horse into a fancy carousal horse by following this two-part series from Simply Redeemed via HubPages. Amazing!
Inspired by everyone’s favorite Anthropologie artwork, Sylvie Liv created this DIY flower-adorned horse pillow. This would look perfect in any space in your home!
These DIY horse bookends by Twelve O’Eight have a rustic, country-inspired style that everyone is sure to love! They take next to no time to create too!
If your Christmas tree is looking a little bare come December, do not fear! Xoxo Grandma has this fantastic silver horse ornament tutorial which is perfect for beginners.
There you have it! Which horse-inspired projects did you like the most? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Love, love, love all of these ideas! Thanks for including some of mine too!
This is a wonderful compilation! It’s fun to see all the different ideas. Thank you for including my anthro inspired pillow!
Fantastic list of ideas! Certainly quite a few I’d like to try out so going to have to invest in some gold paint….