Did you all survive Black Friday? We stayed home and baked pies, decorated for Christmas, and played board games rather than braving the crowds. Then we sneaked out (can you believe ‘snuck’ isn’t a word?! news to me!) later to see Disney’s new movie, Frozen. SO GOOD! We all loved it… a definite favorite. And after seeing the movie, I love reindeer and snowmen even MORE :) So today I am going to share with you one of my most FAVORITE projects to date, the Glitter Deer Wood Slice.
Swoon worthy, right?! Oh how I love it!
This wood slice was used as a center piece for a church dinner I decorated and I just couldn’t part with them. There’s something about it’s rustic beauty that just says ‘winter’ to me. And paired up with the glitter deer, you just can’t go wrong.
For this project you will need: wood slice, deer stencil, sponge brush, Martha Stewart white gold glitter, Martha Stewart decoupage, and clear satin spay paint. If you don’t have the ability to cut your own wood slice, you can find them at your local craft store (I’ve seen them at JoAnn).
When you start, be sure the surface of the wood slice is clean and dry. Apply your deer stencil (I created a vinyl stencil using my Silhouette) to the wood slice and press the edges down firmly. Using your sponge brush, paint the inside of the deer stencil with decoupage…be generous with your application. Move quickly on this step so that the decoupage doesn’t dry before you glitter it. Add glitter and tap of the excess into the trash. Remove the stencil slowly and carefully before the glitter and decoupage dry. Allow and hour of dry time and then apply 2 coats of the clear satin spray paint to seal the deal. DONE!
It’s such a pretty addition to my Christmas decor…and it would make a great gift. You can add a hook to the back or set it in a plate stand on a table top, shelf, or mantle.
Thanks so much for stopping by today friends!
And don’t forget…today is Small Business Saturday! Our family is a family of entrepreneurs. You can view my sign shop HERE (and I have these Glitter Deer Wood Slice signs for $20 + shipping!) and you can ‘like’ our multimedia studio’s Facebook page HERE. I encourage you to seek out a small business to support this holiday season.