December 11, 2014

DIY Two-Toned Reindeer

A few weeks ago, Karah from The Space Between and Jessica from Decor Adventures asked if I wanted to participate in a last minute project blog hop.

I have terrible time management skills – "last minute" is practically my last name – so I happily accepted their challenge! Our only requirement was to find something around our house to make into a last minute holiday item.

If you're stopping by from Gourley Girl and Guy – welcome! I'll be showing you how I made some two-toned reindeer today :)



I found some plastic deer at Walmart that I had been holding onto for a Christmas project.



I thought a paint job would make them more "holiday" so I got to work!

I used the following supplies I had on hand:



I started by painting both of the deers white:



Spray paint would've been easier than hand painting all their nooks and crannies but my can of white spray paint was clogged. Womp, womp.

Moving on!

I freehanded their Rudolph red noses after the white paint had dried:



I tried to tape off a diagonal line on the doe figurine but the tape wasn't cooperating with me so I freehanded the diagonal line instead:



I had planned to do the same thing to the buck figurine but I thought gold antlers would be fun!

These could easily be turned into ornaments by screwing a screw eye hook into their backs :)

Make sure you stop by Life on Virginia Street to see what Sarah made!

Want to start at the beginning of the blog hop?



Tuesday, December 9th:
Decor Adventures | the space between | That’s My Letter | Chic Little House | Simply Designing

Wednesday, December 10th:
Rappsody in Rooms | Decor and the Dog | Ciburbanity | Primitive & Proper

Today, December 11th:
Gourley Girl and Guy | Desert Domicile | Life on Virginia Street | This That and Life




I'm linking to NewlyWoodwards' Dare to DIY party!

20 comments

  1. Cute! Minus the red nose you could keep them out all year!

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    1. Thanks Beth! I may have to make another set sans red noses for that purpose :)

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  2. I have some of those deer left. Love this idea!

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    1. Thanks Julia! I wish they were a little larger but these little guys will do :)

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  3. I always love a new way to decorate with deer! Such a nice modern twist!

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  4. These are so cute! Love them so much better than the before!

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    1. Thanks Karah! I loved being part of this challenge :)

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  5. these are so fun and unique! maybe i should DIP ALL THE DEER.

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I think dipping all the deer should be on everyone's holiday to-do list! Right up there with taste testing the cookies for Santa ;)

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  6. These are so cute! I love them! What a fun way to glam up plastic figurines!

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  7. The nose is just so good... great save!

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  8. so so cute! i'm glad you were on the deer page with me. ;) we should just have a little deer convention with your cute cardboard one from your bar cart post! happy holidays, girl!

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  9. I love these! I'm loving reading all your guys' posts about this... what it has taught me is that I need to up my craft hoarding skills haha

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  10. I love the gold dipping, such a fun idea! Now I need to find some ugly deers and spray paint them!! Ohhhhh!!!

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  11. Super cute! Love the red noses :). I bet if you'd spray painted they would have stayed tacky forever anyway (some of my dinosaurs that I sprayed last year did....but not others. I'm still trying to figure out the secret; I think it might be krylon)

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  12. Super cute! Love the adorable red noses! And your free hand diagonal line is ferociously good.

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  13. Super cute! Love the red noses.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY! I always love seeing your projects.

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  14. Love these deer! Such an improvement over the before. I think every house needs some sparkly animals at this time of year. Glad to have you join the party!

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