10 Fridays til Christmas – Oh Deer!

Oh Deer! Make this fun gilded DIY Deer Head! kellyelko.com

Oh Deer! Only 10 Fridays til Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas - 6 creative Christmas projects every Friday before Christmas! kellyelko.com

I know what you’re thinking.

“Kelly, it’s not even Halloween yet and you’re already Ho Ho Ho-ing about Christmas.”

I want to eliminate the stress of doing everything at the last minute this year.

So while everyone else is standing in line at the post office waiting to mail a stack of cards, searching for the perfect tree (but only finding a Charlie Brown version) on Christmas eve or racing through a packed mall with a mile long list of gifts to buy, I’ll be sipping a candy cane cocktail with my feet propped in front of a roaring fire.

For the next seven Fridays, five of my creative friends and I will be sharing all things Christmas.

Make this gilded DIY Deer Head - such a fun piece of art! kellyelko.com

Gilded Deer Head!

Taxidermy is all the rage and you know I love a bit of bling so combining the two was meant to be.

Paper mache deer head - wait until you see the after! kellyelko.com

* Paper Mache Deer Head (Michael’s)
* White Spray Paint
* Gilding Liquid (I used silver but you could try gold or copper or any craft paint color too)
* Metal Letters (Michael’s)

Spray paint your paper mache deer head and let it dry then gild the antlers.  Be creative with your favorite colors and patterns.

Make this OH Deer art kellyelko.com

Hang then sit down and listen for the sound of hoof prints on the roof.

I love this OH Deer art - see how to make your own kellyelko.com

P.S. the cute deer pillow is from here.


Go saddle up a reindeer and visit these creative elves for more creative Christmas ideas …

 Make Chalkboard Gift Wrap kellyelko.com

Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas kellyelko.com

Jennifer Rizzo deer head table runner

Gift Wrap Station Ideas kellyelko.com

DIY Christmas Napkins kellyelko.com

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  1. That very deer is sitting on my kitchen counter right now waiting for his project! LOVE this idea! And I’m with you on getting ready early for Christmas! My shopping will be done by Thanksgiving, and my house will be ready by Dec. 1! And then I’ll be left to enjoy the Christmas holidays! Life to the full! Melissa

  2. Simple is my motto this year…chucking most of the 13 trees…the 12 footer has already been donated…thanks for the reminder that Christmas is around the corner…oh my!!!…Love your deer head!…and that great pillow….Have a great weekend!….

  3. I am not into your deer heads or antlers but wanted to tell you that my mom has that very train case that is under the table! It is still in the same condition that it was when she was young and she is 84 now and in a nursing home. It is in her closet there.

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