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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