Camp Doll Diaries Horse Week

Camp Doll Diaries Stable

Sorry for the slight delay this morning, they are putting new cable underground in our neighborhood and our Internet has been out for hours at a time all week. Grrr!! Anyhow, today’s camp activity is to add some personal touches to your horse’s space! Use what you have on hand and get creative. I will show you what Natalie and I did as a little inspiration for you.

Camp Doll Diaries Horse Week

The first thing we made is a name banner for our horse. Mocha is actually Sunny from The Queen’s Treasures. She is super soft, has a stylable mane and tail, and has the sweetest face.

To make the banner for Mocha, I simply punched out enough scalloped circles from scrapbook paper to spell her name. I glued them on a piece of brown ribbon. On the computer I made purple circles with white letters and cut them out. Instead of just gluing them, I used thick double sided scrapbooking foam squares to give the banner a little pop.

Camp Doll Diaries Horse Week

I also added a shelving unit. This was the best little find! I bought the kids some packets of trail mix from Berkley & Jensen (warehouse store BJs). When the snacks were gone I took one look at the box and thought it would make a perfect set of shelves since the box already had dividers in it.

To make the shelving a little more fun I covered the sides with the coordinating scrapbook paper and trimmed it with the same brown ribbon. At Joann, I found these cute little clothespins that have mini chalkboards on them. I simply hot glued the clothespins to the side of the shelf and now we can hang notes or horse accessories.

Camp Doll Diaries Horse Week

Mocha did such a great job at the horse show that she earned her rose garland.

To make the rose garland I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around the horse’s neck, then used hot glue to attache pre-made rosettes that I picked up at the craft store.

Camp Doll Diaries Horse Week

Now Mocha is ready for an afternoon snack – a nice green apple from Saige.

Natalie made hay for the stable by cutting up yellow fun foam into strips then hot gluing it into bales. Karen also has a simple method of making hay bales that you can see here.

If your horse doesn’t have a stable yet, follow Karen’s instructions for making a horse stable from a cardboard box or get fancy and make a ranch using instructions from Morgane.

What else do you think our horse stable needs? I hope you share photos of your stables – we can’t wait to see them.