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Darling DIY Dala Horse

Darling DIY Dala Horse
Darling DIY Dala Horse
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In the Designer's Words: "How to make a decorative Swedish Dala horse with an American twist using recycled materials for Christmas and all year long. Includes free printable pattern."
Add vintage Christmas crafts to your home décor this December when you create this papier mache cute. The Darling DIY Dala Horse is modeled after a Swedish tradition, adding some old world love to any room. Created by making the Dala horse design before applying mod podge to the outside, you could easily transform this holiday craft for your space. This particular example uses old book pages, but you could easily use colorful tissue paper or even wrapping paper for a brighter option.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Main MaterialRecycled Materials


Materials List

  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue
  • Empty Toilet Tissue Tubes
  • Book ready for recycle (or other decorative print)
  • Newspaper, old wrapping paper or other scrap paper strips
  • Paper Mache Paste (flour, water & salt)
  • Twine (optional)
  • Mod Podge

Find this vintage craft idea and more in our collection of 29 Traditional Vintage Christmas Crafts.


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