DIY Deer Head: Christmas Decor

Hey friends! How's your December been so far?
I have to admit the hustle & bustle of the Christmas season has kept me busy with shop orders, the renovations have made me feeling dishelved, and the past few weeks I have been suffering
from acute-my-butt-has-no-energy syndrome.
If I was a duchess I suppose this would have made your front page news, but alas I am not.
 
Any who, I think I may have mustered up enough energy to share one of my most recent Christmas projects.
Meet my stud, Stephen.
This guy totally reminds me of a Stephen King made- for- TV movie that the hubz and I wasted 6 hours of our life on about a year ago.
To spare you most of the details, the summary of the movie is the main character speaks to a wall-mounted moosehead and later to a talking tree. I practically peed my pants through the whole movie & it wasn't because of fright.
Anyways, I know Stephen is no moosehead but I totally hope I never catch anyone talking to him.
 
This project was extremely easy.
I stumbled upon this giant, green, sequined reindeer ornament at Garden Ridge over a month ago.
Honestly, I think I saved a Christmas tree's life.
Not sure how an ornament this large wouldn't manage to cause evergreen conifer homicide.
 I picked up a wood plaque from Hobby Lobby, spray painted it red, and then mounted the base of Stephen's neck to the plaque with ALOT of super, duper strong wood glue.
 
Then I went all Hannibal Lecter on his butt. I seriously wish I had a picture of this step.
I needed something to hold pressure down on the ornament until the glue dried so I took a bunch of rope and tied the deer adorned plaque
down on a work table in our garage. He look like he was being held hostage.
The funny part was the hubby had no idea I was working on this project so when he walked out to his car the next morning I am sure he was rather concerned about my mental state of mind.
I think Stephen will look nice & festive above our front door
or perhaps decorated among our new-soon-to-be mantle/fireplace.
 
 
Have you finished your holiday decorating yet?
 


13 comments

Meg {henninglove} said...

that is DARLING jennifer!! love love love it!! i can understand how busy you are with orders that there isn't motivation for much else but you are a busy elf making cards

Trish said...

I watched that too so at least you weren't the only one who wasted 6 hours of her life! To be fair though, I've read the book and it's actually quite good. He doesn't actually get into a fist fight with the tree like in the movie ;-)

Danette Dillon said...

I love this. I think I'm going to have to make a trip to Garden Ridge tonight to get a "Stephen" of my own.

Very creative.

I haven't finished decorating my house yet, but my work is finished. That's part of my responsibility.

Style Journey said...

This is adorable! I can't believe the head was an ornament. That thing would be huge on a tree, LOL!

Tonii said...

Jennifer, this is so dang cute!! Not only do I love your projects...but you make me laugh so hard! Thanks for saving that Christmas Tree and giving me some awesome inspiration :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Such a cool project!! I love this! I also love that you named him Stephen :)

Mrs Bishop said...

I think this is adorable! I love the glittery mount idea! lol

Alexa said...

So cute! Love the green and love his name.

kitblu said...

As a vegetarian I almost clicked delete. I'm glad I didn't AND I pinned it.

mari of {crab+fish} said...

ack, how did I miss this?? He is beautiful! And I have a feeling after this project and last project, you are with deer what I am with trees this year. I just now noticed almost all of my holiday decorations have trees incorporated somehow.

What is this Garden Ridge you speak of?????????? If they have things like this, I most definitely need to check it out.

Stephanie @ Henry Happened said...

This little guy is adorable! And I am totally picturing you talking to little Stephen - that movie sounds hilarious :)

Tonia L said...

So funny! Finished my holiday decorating? Are you crazy? I've barely started! And then there is the pesky surgery that I had last Friday that is kicking my behind!

Val said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

Talking to myself is no fun & borderline crazy, however, please note if your email isn't linked to your account, I have no way to reply back. Insert sad face. Feel free to leave your email in your comment so we can chat and I can answer your questions!

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