Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shabby Chic Deer Head using Mod Podge

Hello World! Before we get started, can I just say how much I love all the family photos I am seeing on my Facebook feed? It is Thanksgiving Break which means plenty of time for cousins, friends, and pie! I told Husband yesterday that pumpkin has one more week before we switch to gingerbread and peppermint. 

Since this is what I consider the last week of fall, I thought I would kick it off with a shabby chic fall craft and leave the Christmas ideas for next week!
Who has a husband that is a hunter? Do you find yourself with "girl time" during hunting season? 

My husband is not a hunter but rather a football fanatic. My sister in law tells me I am lucky that football has a season because video game season last all year long! Not matter if he is a hunter, football enthusiast, or a gamer this shabby chic deer head is all girl!
-Raw MDf craft wood deer head 
-Mod Podge
-Scrapbook paper
-Vintage wrapping paper (optional)

Ugh, please excuse my poor photo lighting. The days are just too short right now for great blogging photos! Anyways, this is a collection of vintage scrapbook paper I picked up at my local flea market. I snagged this whole lot for just 2 Euros!
I paired my favorite piece of vintage wrapping paper with two coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper. The deer head is going to hang in my "office space" so I wanted to use a mix of green apple and various blues.
I looked at the different combination options for the MDf wood pieces and paper. I decided the vertical stripes would make a great background, the vintage floral wrapping paper would be the perfect head, and I used green polka dot paper for the antlers. 
Again, please excuse the horrible photograph! I laid each piece on the designated scrapbook paper and traced using a pencil. Then I cut out the pieces and attached the paper to the wood using Mod Podge.
I painted the edges turquoise and let a tiny bit of the paint trim the paper borders. Since we all need a little glitter in our lives, I spread a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the antlers and sprinkled with green glitter. 
The glitter was a nice touch but I felt like the deer head still need a bit of flair. I added three paper scrapbook flowers to the right side of the antlers. These flowers had sat in my sticker collection for years so I am glad they finally got put to good use!
Not your typical deer head right? I'm not much of a hunter (unless it's shopping) but I love this shabby chic deer head!
I found the MDf deer head kit over a year ago sitting in the clearance section of my local craft store. Unfortunately, I searched online and can not find the exact deer head kit but I did find some similar options.

This birdcage is so unique! I think I would paint the inside and use scrapbook paper on the top and bottom. It would look cute as a bracelet holder if you added some hooks. 
Just in time for the holidays! Wouldn't this tree look so special with copies of family recipes Mod Podged in the different sections? I think I would display it in my kitchen next to a jar of antique cookie cutters and a photograph of my grandmother baking. 
Twenty-five boxes ready to be decorated and filled with goodies. This would be the perfect advent calendar to help you count down the days to Christmas! 

Be sure and check back tomorrow when I share this year's advent calendar! There is still one week before the countdown officially begins on December 1st. 
Is your husband a hunter, sport fanatic, or gamer? 
Do you have deer head hanging in your house?

Thank you guys for stopping by! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving week!

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Happy Monday,


  1. I love the vintage wrapping paper than you used. It's so fun.

    1. Thanks Heather! It was an awesome flea market score. I bought a whole stack and I just plan to use it like normal wrapping paper or other crafts.


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