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Friday, November 16, 2012


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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!!!

  9. Even Bambi would approve - love this!

  10. This is amazing! Love it :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  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!


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