Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oh Deer! My Holiday Mantel

So, I was checking out my Christmas Pinterest board, thinking I should do some sort of holiday craft and I came across this guy, a glittered reindeer I pinned a year ago.  I wanted to do something fun for our mantel and since I am kind of into gold and deer decor right now, this was perfect.

*Sorry for the lack of pictures in this post, I lost all the pictures on my iPhone from the last week.  Project pictures, Santa pictures, sledding & snow pictures, Holiday party pictures, silly boy pictures, Elf on a Shelf pictures, etc.  I'm just realizing how many pictures I took last week, ugh.  Very sad day!  Oh dear!

I used a 16 x 20 inch canvas and download a deer silhouette here.  I saved the image to my computer and then used Block Posters to enlarge the image, to print and transfer to my canvas.  I printed the image on 4 sheets, 2 across by 2 down, then taped them together and cut out the silhouette.  Then I traced the deer silhouette onto the canvas with a pencil.  Next, I put a thin coat of clear Elmer's glue over the silhouette, using a few q-tips.  Then covered with gold glitter and let dry over night.

Here's the finished project on my mantel, with some other gold accessories.

Oh deer!  Holiday Mantel

Happy Champagne Thursday!


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