DIY Reindeer Print

17 December 2013

If you want that one extra Christmas decoration to fill some extra space in your home (like me) but you don't want to spend a crazy amount of money on one (like me), well then I think you will really love this DIY project.  By the way, when did Christmas decorations become so expensive?
 
 
I saw this project on Carly's blog, Sunday's Grace, and before I even had the instructions read, I knew that I was going to be attempting this myself. Not only is this super simple to make, but it actually looks like something I would buy from one of those fancy decoration stores. Honestly. And plus, reindeer decorations are huge right now, which also works in your favour.  But then again, if reindeers aren't your thing, the list of free stencils on the internet that you can throw glitter on are pretty much endless.
 
 Here's what you'll need:
-Christmas stencil (found online)
-White construction paper
-Paint Brush
-Glue
-Glitter
-Picture Frame
  

Trace your stencil onto the construction paper, fill in the outline with glue, and sprinkle glitter all over the object.  Wait for it to dry (which surprisingly doesn't take that long), and then place it in the picture frame.



  Believe it or not, it's actually one of my favourite decorations and I'd love to do another one again next year.

 
I've now shared my first two DIY projects that I've ever done in my entire life (the other one can be found here).  I think my craft skills will now be put to rest, and it is safe to say that they might not reappear until next Christmas.  I mean, I don't want to be too much competition for Martha, who apparently I'm on a first name basis with.

Ps: As much as I love to ramble on and on, I'm keeping this short and sweet today because my sister is having a baby AS WE SPEAK and there is no way I can focus on anything else right now other than that. Boy or girl?  Boy or girl?  I think it would be in my works best interest if they just went ahead and sent me home for the remainder of the day. There really should be some kind of Aunt holiday floating around, what do you think? 

Pps: I'm adding that holiday right now on my 'if I ever become management' to do-list and, let's just say that Santa's list has nothing on this one.
 
 
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Aunt Renee, actually.

11 comments:

  1. love love that idea!!!! And CONGRATS on another nephew xoxo

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  2. That is so cute!! Congrats on becoming an Auntie!!! It should totally be a holiday!

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  3. Why are you so stinking cute? Gosh I've missed you! I can't wait to attempt this (I think it's something I could handle) :)

    Congrats, Auntie!

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  4. Congrats on being an aunt!! Seriously, your work place should definitely let you leave to go be with your sister! That's so exciting!

    Also, your reindeer print turned out wonderful!

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  5. Congrats on being an auntie!!! We have 4 nieces and a nephew and it's the best. I vote that there should be at least one holiday.

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  6. Oh I need to do this for my mantle! So so cute! I am having a Christmas link up for the next few days if you want to join! This was an awesome DIY!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  7. Congrats on becoming an Auntie! It's the best... you will fall in love with it! :) This is so cute... I suck at crafts though, I can seriously barely trace my own damn hand.

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  8. This is super cute! And congrats on becoming an Aunt!

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  9. Wow and to think I was going to purchase art like these on Etsy. Thanks you so much.

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