by Sue Smyth
I know it is another carousel, but I do love the shape and
idea of carousels and Couture Creations have gorgeous
dies that make making something this
intricate so much easier. If you dont
have the right die, look closely at what you
do have and see if it can be adapted,
This is designed for Christmas and is so much smaller than
my last one. You can pop sweets in the bottom and
give as a cute gift, if you can bear to part with it.
I have placed the whole thing on a decorated
ribbon spool to give it some height
If you want to have a go at making this
I have a mini tutorial below.
Cut 8 horses, and glue 2 of them together to make four
sturdy horses. Being die cut they will glue together precisely.
Ink edges with red or pink ink and
cover with Dimensional magic and sprinkle with white glitter.
Do both sides and allow to dry.
Dry brush 4 striped straws with gesso, allow to dry, then
spray or smear with glue and sprinkle over white glitter. Allow to dry.
Decorate a flat ribbon spool with cardstock and
die cut Scallops of white cardstock. and pearls
Die cut just the top of Gate twice to use on the top of the Carousel
Die cut fence and adhere on top of carousel
To attach the horses on the poles, pierce the top of ribbon
spool at North, South East and West.
Adhere a wooden tooth pick into each hole.
Then fill the bottom of the straw with
glue and place over tooth pick. This
makes a stable bond for the straws.
To attach fence easily, die cut a smaller plain
circle of green and attach to ribbon spool base
with 3 D foam tape.
This will give an edge to adhere the fence to with glue.
Cover a thin wooden dowel with red glitter cardstock and
pierce a hole into the ribbbon spool large enough to
insert the dowel. Glue in place
Trim the tops of the gate. Cut a scalloped circle from
white cardstock and a smaller plain circle from green cardstock.
Adhere together with 3 D foam tape to give a
nice edge to adhere the lace gate top to.
Now cut 6 kite shapes from Vintage Rose Garden papers
and fold at the top as pictured.
Adhere kite shapes together with wide double sided tape, there
is no need to peel the backing off the tape.
Form a pointed cone shape for the roof, fold back
the small triangle flap and attach to the top of the
roof with 3 D foam tape.
Cut 12 small kite shapes from red cardstock, fold at the top
Attach the red flags to the roof top as pictured.
Decorate top with a flag, cut a 1 cm strip of white cardstock, and
fold over a bamboo skewer, trim off a V shape at one
end and stamp or write a christmasy word on flag.
Adhere to top of roof.
Decorate roof as desired, I have used
Red Gemstones and Red glitter paper.
Decorate bottom of Carousel with pearls and red bunting
and adhere both together with hot glue.
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