Step 1

Pin the Jockey on the Thoroughbread Materials

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Gather Colored Felt

Create a color palette by selecting several different hues of 9" x 12" felt sheets. For proper balance, it's best to stick with between five and seven different colors.

Step 2

Gold Spray Paint Adds Flair to the Wood Rod

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Assemble Wall Hanging

Spray paint the dowels and finials with a color which coordinates well with the hues of felt. In order to create the wall hanging, first cut the yards of fabric to the intended size. Two different sizes which work well are 36" x 24" and 48" x 36".

Step 3

Attach the Rod to the Felt

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Glue Felt to Dowel

Adhere the cut felt to the top of each dowel using glue gun; this will become the background for the game.

Step 4

Attach the Rope to the Wood Rod

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Attach Finials

When the glue has dried, attach the finials along each end of the dowels (most finials will simply screw into the end of the dowels, if not, use hot glue). For hanging purposes, unfurl spool of decorative rope or twine approximately 8 to 12 inches longer than the width of the cut felt background, and then make a knot on each end of the top dowel.

Step 5

Trace the Stencils to Create the Jockeys

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Trace Equestrian Shapes

Use permanent marker to trace shapes on card stock. Draw equestrian-related items such as helmets, riding boots and silhouettes of the riders.

Step 6

Cut the Stencils for the Jockeys

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Cut Out Shapes

Use all-purpose scissors to cut shapes from card stock for use as stencils.

Step 7

Cut the Felt for the Jockeys

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Trace Silhouettes to Felt

Once the stencils have been cut from the card stock, directly trace them to colored felt. Then cut using fabric scissors.

Step 8

Assemble the Jockeys

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Assemble Jockeys

After all the shapes have been cut, assemble each jockey by layering small items on top of the body silhouettes using hot glue.

Step 9

Pin the Jockey Goggle Blindfold

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Make Riding Goggle Blindfolds

To put an equestrian spin on the game, use riding goggles in place of traditional bandanas. In order to turn the goggles into blacked-out blindfolds, trace each of the eyes directly to black felt using white marker or chalk. Next, cut the black felt to size. Place the felt inside of each goggle eye and then secure in place with black electrical tape.

Step 10

Add Rope to the Finished Wall Hanging

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Nail, Then Hang

Use hammer to add nail to wall, then hang wall hanging with rope.