Friday, November 16, 2012

CHRISTMAS REINDEER TURNED MOUNTED DEER HEAD


Last year I saw this project and wanted to make one of my own, but by the time I looked for the supplies they were sold out for the season.  So this year, I'm glad I remembered to check earlier!  

I've had a blank spot in the living room where I took my antlers down to move them above the back door.  I just wanted a little something fun in that spot, and this project fit the bill perfectly!

I started with this reindeer from the Christmas section at Michael's.  I bought the largest one they had and he was about $10 after the coupon. 


After spray painting him a glossy white, I had to add a little sparkle.  I brushed on a thin coat of Elmer's school glue, and sprinkled some gold glitter on the antlers.


Then,  I determined the angle I wanted and used a sturdy, sharp paring knife to cut his head off.  Sorry- I couldn't figure out a way to sugar coat that sentence! :)

After hammering in a nail to hang him on, he's all set!  Super easy!
  

I searched and am still looking for a scrolled oval frame to surround him, but in the mean time I'm using this old frame from the thrift store.  It has a really pretty black velvet border and after hitting the wood with some Rub & Buff, it looks as good as new.


I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Caleb and I are trying to convince Ray to put up the Christmas lights tomorrow (even though we've promised not to turn them on until Thanksgiving night).  And, I have a fun group of younger ladies headed over tonight for a Christmas present wrapping and bow making party!  More on that next week.  Happy weekend!




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Hi Sugarplum

14 comments:

  1. Dying!! Cut his head off!!!!! Love!

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  2. You are too funny!! That is so whimsical and quirky - I LOVE it!!! I'm looking around my house trying to imagine it someplace…it's definitely a conversation piece!
    Enjoy your get-together tonight and have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Love Bambi's modern vibe paired with your black and white! Have fun wrapping, can't wait to see your fun ideas!

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  4. How totally cute! My deer head is surrounded by an oval frame and the oval frame by a rectangle one!

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  5. oooh i have a small one and i think i may do this!!! love this idea!

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  6. this is darling! Happy holiday week to you. Enjoy your family.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  7. This is so cute...I love it! Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Penny

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  8. "Cut his head off." Baaahahaha. :) Yes. I can imagine how you tried to say that much more lady like. It's okay. Lol.

    What don't you think of? A funky deer popping OUT of a frame. Awesome.

    And I can't NOT comment on that gorgeous family picture! So pretty!!!

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  9. Even Bambi would approve - love this!
    Kelly

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  10. This is amazing! Love it :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  11. I am currently hosting a party called "50+ Ways to Deck the Halls with Glitter". I would love for you to link up this project! It turned out fabulous!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/11/50-ways-to-deck-halls-with-glitter-link.html

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