fleece horseshoe tutorial

Have a hankering to play some horseshoes that won’t put anyone’s eye out? I found this idea here, and recreated it from the photo-with my dad and Rory’s help. I admit I actually don’t know the rules of horseshoes-but I know you’re supposed to throw them towards the pole, right? My sis beat me good when we had a preliminary warm up game before the party started. So I guess I won’t be applying to the Olympics anytime soon. What….don’t they have horseshoe teams?

The wooden base was made from some plywood cut into a wavy circle, then a 2″ dowel was screwed into the bottom. Easy peasy! Then I painted it of course…with just some white paint leftover from the house, and black craft paint.

Also…in case you wanted to make some fleece horseshoes for your own set…here’s a quick how to!

I used fleece-and cut two from my pattern for each horseshoe. (er, update…haven’t gotten a chance to upload it yet but hopefully soon! sorry!)

Then sew around the outside, leaving one top flat side open. Sew again around, about 1/8″ from the first seam…for strength!

Then use a funnel to fill your horseshoe from the open end-I used split peas since I had some randomly. (craving gone and passed)

Fill until you’re happy with it and then sew the open end shut-twice also. All done!


  1. very nice!

  2. Love this Jess!!! How inventive, and perfect for a little one’s birthday party 🙂

  3. So cute!!! I love your parties!!! I’m doing a cowboy party for my son in a couple weeks at a neighbor’s barn! I can’t wait (although it will be super hot outside)
    We’re doing:
    Pan for gold (using a kiddie pool)
    Rope the horse (like you!)
    Horseshoes (bought play set)
    and Water Gun fighting!

    I am totally stealing your photo booth idea! I bought some great red bandana type fabric on sale for $2 a yard and will drape it up as the background! Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Lo haré para el cumple de mi hija!!! También le encantan los caballos!

  5. This is SO stinkin cute!
    Excuse me while I pin…

  6. Excellent idea, Im sure it will be alot of fun to both make and play, well done! 🙂

  7. This is adorable! I love this idea. My family loves horsehoes, but the real ones can be a little heavy for the little hands!

  8. Great idea!

  9. That is gorgeous and adorable idea.I love this kind of creative ideas.The post is so nice and informative .Have great regards for this special effort.

  10. I was just surfing Pinterest and found these horseshoes! I love them! I am planning my son’t first birthday, and I want to do a cowboy theme. By the way, my son’t name is Rory!

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  12. This is awesome! Can you tell me the size you made your fleece horse shoes? 🙂

  13. I LOVE the horse shoe game!! I want to make it for my daughter’s birthday ~ how did you cut the wood in a wavy pattern like that and how long did the project take??? Thanks!!

  14. Could you please post the horseshoe template? I’ve already made the base. Can’t wait to use it. Thanks.

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