I made this!
From pinning this on Pinterest.
I have been bound and determined to get my craft on for the holiday season. There are so many magical DIYs floating around Pinterest, and this little DIY glitter deer stole my heart. I thought to myself, there is no way mine will turn out as well. It is going to be a HOT MESSY MESS! Can I actually glitter inside the lines? Well, yes I can! And yes, I did.
This project was as simple as simple comes. I sent Ross on a mission to Google his favorite buck silhouette. After we both agreed on "the one", he printed, cut, traced onto to some heavy cardstock and then cut it out with a razor. His job was done.
Now, onto my part, the fun, easy-peasy part, which includes GLITTER!
What you will need:
Any size canvas. I chose a 12x16
Glue (I would choose clear)
Total Cost: $14.16
Step by Step:
1. Trace your pattern onto the canvas
2. Apply a good amount of glue onto the deer
3. Use a paint brush to even out thicker, uneven parts. Trace around the lines and hard to reach parts.
4. Pour on the glitter
5. Let it set for about a minute
6. Shake off
7. Touch up any areas you missed.
8. Spray with hairspray to make sure the glitter stays in place.
Doesn't he look so cute and cozy sitting by candlelight in my dining room? I just love him. And what I love most is that Ross and I made it together, well sort of. I mean, it was a team effort.
Okay, I have a little something extra for ya today. Call it a 2 for 1. The holiday season is about giving and sharing, right? Well, I had to share this one with you too.
I wanted something new and festive for my mantel this year. BINGO! Pinterest strikes again! Where else do we get our brilliant ideas from these days?
N, E and L came from Hobby Lobby (N and O were 50% off. I used a 40% off coupon for the E.)
O is a plain Jane wreath from JoAnn's (It was 40% off as well)
Poinesetta - I already had at home
Total Cost: $26.79
I must say that I am smitten. Although I do like the one I pinned a little better, what I went with fits better with my Christmas decor. And there was absolutely no tracing, gluing, cutting or measuring with this little number. Just a bit of shopping.
So, what do you think? I'll tell ya what I think. I think I am going to have to start doing this craft thing more often. It was fun and I definitely surprised myself with pinning something and making it happen. Not just once, but twice. Miracles do happen, especially this time of year.
Linking up with these ladies for more Pinterest projects.
See, there ARE people actually putting their pins to good use.