Happy Saturday! You guys are in for a treat today because this post is included in the kickoff of the Creative Christmas Series hosted by the very talented Remodelaholic. What that means is you will not only see my Christmas project today, but 25 other Christmas projects from some of your favorite bloggers! But that’s not all! There will be a week-long link party for all things Christmas at Remodelaholic. Which means tons of project tutorials and ideas. Do you understand now why I am so excited? Let’s get to it!
Here is what I made for this challenge:
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Isn’t he cute? He started out as a Dollar Store Ornament and I gave him a little update. Let me show you how.
DIY Wood Slice Deer Ornament
Wood Slice – Free!!
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Lamp Black
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics 2-Ounce Shimmering Silver Acrylic Paint
Deer Ornament – Dollar Tree
Buffalo Check Ribbon – Michaels
Thanks to my Dad for slicing up some small wood pieces for me. But you can buy them at any craft store. Here is how the deer ornament looked when I bought him:
It was very pretty and glittery, which I like, but I was making this for a friend who loves rustic farmhouse. So I decided to paint it to look like galvanized metal. First I removed the adornments and gave the entire piece two coats of black paint.
Then I added one coat of silver metallic paint. I wanted some of the black to show underneath. Then I hot glued him to the wood Slice and added ribbon. My friend loves buffalo check so that is what I used and it definitely goes with the farmhouse theme.
I just love how it turned out and I hope my friend does too!
You can also see this painting technique on a Family Sign From Chipboard.
Here is a before and after:
I hope you enjoyed this post and will visit the other bloggers linked below. I saw a sneak peek of their projects and they are awesome!
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Watch the Creative Christmas playlist to see these great Christmas projects!
DIY Christmas Trees and Ornaments
Wintry Silver Dollar Store Christmas Tree Decor | Remodelaholic
Marbled Christmas Ornaments | Doodlecraft
Scrap Wood Inlay Ornaments | The Ugly Duckling House
Woodburned Wood Slice Ornaments | Sisters What
Flocked Pine Cones | Practical and Pretty
Abstract Monogram Ornaments | Domicile37
Concrete Christmas Ornaments | The Palette Muse
Wood Slice Deer Ornaments | Our Crafty Mom
Vintage Gumball Machine Ornaments | Beth Watson Design Studio
Etched Glass Ornaments | Just Call Me Homegirl
Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree | The DIY Mommy
Driftwood Reindeer Ornaments | Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY Christmas Gifts and Decor
Christmas Pine Hoop Wreath | This Mama’s Dance
Gingerbread Man Candles | Nourish and Nestle
Wire and Glass Chandelier | Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline
Christmas Scroll Wall Art | Grace In My Space
Lighted Wood Trees | Frazzled Joy
Crocheted Christmas Hat | Luz Patterns
Christmas Card Photo Display| Hertoolbelt
JOY Porch Sign | Ginger Snap Crafts
Folding Bar Cart Table | Everyday Party Magazine
Wood and Burlap Christmas Sign | Leap of Faith Crafting
Wood Block Snowman | Anika’s DIY Life
Holiday Candle Wrap | Dragonfly & Lily Pads
Christmas Pom Pom Pillow | Small Home Soul
Handlettered Wall Art | Smiling Colors