One of the things I made for my Kentucky Derby Party was a DIY Horse Head wreath. I wanted something to greet my guests at the door as they arrived to the party and this was the perfect thing! I found a few online but none were to my liking so I decided to make one myself. Let me tell you this project is nice and easy and a lot of fun to put together. You can really get creative with it!
Here are the items that you will need to make a DIY Horse Head wreath:
- Foamboard– I bought mine at the Dollar Tree.
- Fresh Green Preserved Forest Moss Preserved
- Artificial Red Rose Flowers
- Tacky Glue
- Xacto Knife
- Gold Glitter Sparkle Ribbon
The first thing that I did was free hand draw a horse head onto the Foamboard. I first tried to get several different family members to draw out the horse head for me but no body was up for the challenge. So I was on my own. As you can see it took me a few tries to get it right but I finally got it looking like a horse.
I used the Xacto Knife and cut out the shape of the horse. Then working is small sections I covered the board in Tacky Glue and then pressed the Green Moss onto the the glue. Once the entire board was covered in the moss I used the Tacky Glue to attach the Red Rose Flowers to make a mane for the DIY Horse Head wreath.
I went back through and added the leaves from the roses to add some texture to the mane. The Gold Glitter Sparkle Ribbon was used to make the horses bridle and was attached to the back of the board using the tacky glue.
Then I let the horse head wreath sit overnight to dry completely. The next morning I attached a loop of ribbon on the back of it with some tacky glue. Once that was dry it was ready to hang!
The glue has held up great, outside of the tiny bits of shedding from the moss – which happens with anything covered in moss – nothing has fallen off.
I got so many compliments on my wreath! It was the perfect greeting for my Kentucky Derby Party guests and it was budget friendly!
You can also read about my recent door makeover here, where I share tips on how to add curb appeal on a budget.
There are so many ways that you could switch it up and make this unique for your party! Add a Derby prize ribbon or some jockey silk colors! Have fun creating your own horse head wreath for your Kentucky Derby Party!