Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head

Hello makers! If you haven’t noticed I’m on a buffalo plaid kick this Christmas and I’m excited to show you what I’ve crafted up with it this time. How fun is this Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head?! I’m not bit on the real deer heads up in my home for decor, but I’ll take a glittery paper machete one any day!

This cute guy was inexpensive and pretty simple to make. You just need a few things to make one for yourself…

I had the Mod Podge, black paint, gold glitter, scissors and paint brushes on hand, but you can find them at any craft supply store. I bought the paper machete deer head and the buffalo plaid paper at Hobby Lobby. 

First you want to carefully separate the deer head from the plaque. Then paint the outside and edges with black paint and allow it to dry.

Next you want to paint the deer head with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter and also allow time to dry.

After your black paint is dry, trace the plaque one the buffalo plaid paper. Cut it out a little smaller than the tracing so it can fit inside the lip. Then you are going to either glue or Mod Podge the paper to the center of the plaque and allow dry time.

Now all you have to do is glue the deer head back onto the center of the plaque and you’re done! Isn’t he so pretty?! I just love him.

Are you into the buffalo plaid trend? If so, you’ll also love my wreath and this post on popular Christmas decorating trends

I hope y’all have a great weekend!! See you next week with more Christmas fun. 

Fence Slat Pumpkin

Hello friends!

I am so excited to finally share this project with you! I made these adorable little guys a while back for one of my handmade sign auctions on Facebook in September and have wanted to blog about them ever since. I added a couple of fun things to them since the auction and now I’m more in love than ever. What do you think of my Fence Slat Pumpkin?

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I know, right? So much shabby, chippy, glittery goodness! 

If you want to make one for yourself, you need a few things…

  • old fence slats
  • paint sticks
  • screws
  • drill (Ryobi)
  • jig saw or table saw (Rockwell Tools)
  • glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • sponge brush
  • white paint
  • paint brush
  • clear matte spray paint (I love Rustoleum)
  • doily 
  • hot glue gun & glue stick
  • pencil

First you want to lay out your fence slats (face down) close together. Use your saw to cut a stem piece from one of your fence slats and place it where you want it on your pumpkin (face down). Secure the slats together using the paint sticks and screws. Keep your screws away from the edge so that they aren’t in your way when you cut. Flip the slats over and draw out what you want your pumpkin to look like. Using your saw, cut on the line you drew. Be careful of your screws!

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Using your paint brush, lightly brush the white paint over the top of the fence slats, giving it a white wash look. Allow time to dry. Then using the sponge brush, paint the stem with Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter on top. Spray lightly with clear spray paint to seal.

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Hot glue the doily where you want it on the front of the pumpkin and done!

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Set it inside or outside your how for all of fall. Isn’t it pretty?? Be sure to let me know if you make one! And if you don’t feel like making one, you can always order one from my shop

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And in case you didn’t see my new shop logo designed by the lovely Amy Delightful, here it is… I’m over-the-moon happy with it! 

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Thanks for stopping by friends! See you soon.

Distressed Glitter Heart Sign

Hello there and happy Friday! 

This year I shopped around my house and used what I already have on hand to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but I really wanted a new wooden sign to display on my entry way table. So I whipped up this cute Distressed Glitter Heart Sign. It was an easy DIY decor project and I think you’ll really like it. I love the look of the distressed wood and the bling of the glitter together. 

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Are you ready to make your own? Here’s what you will need:

  • 10×10 sanded wood
  • white primer 
  • aqua spay paint
  • clear satin spray paint
  • mod podge
  • glitter
  • red craft paint
  • sponge brush
  • sand paper
  • heart/LOVE vinyl stencils

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How To:

I cut and sanded my piece of wood myself, but you can easily purchase a piece of sanded wood from the craft store. Prime the wood with white twice, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. Then spray the sign with aqua and allow it to dry. White the paint was drying, I designed and cut out my vinyl stencil using my Silhouette. If you don’t own a vinyl cutting tool, you can purchase adhesive stencils from your local craft store. Once the aqua paint is dry, distress the wood with the sand paper. Then apply the vinyl stencil onto the wood and smooth out/press down firmly. Use a sponge brush to paint the hearts with Mod Podge and then get your glitter on… sprinkle glitter all over the hearts. Use a clean sponge brush to paint the word LOVE with red. Carefully peel off the vinyl stencil and discard. Once it’s dry, spray the entire sign with the clear satin spray paint to seal everything. DONE!

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 It’s so pretty. It goes great with my other Valentine decor. You can change the color choices to whatever matches your decor best. And just for fun, you can check out my other handmade signs HERE

 Thanks so much for coming by today! During the My Favorite Things Giveaway, I asked what you wanted to see more of at Mine for the Making and many of you said crafts and DIY projects. Thanks for inspiring me to create this crafty little DIY project! More to come for sure :)

If you liked this Valentine’s post, check out my Valentine’s Heart Argyle Wreath,  Painted Heart Burlap Banner, and Glittery Heart Block!

Glitter Deer Wood Slice

Hello friends!

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.

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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.

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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). 

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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!

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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. 

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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. 




Glittery Heart Block

Happy Monday, friends!
Are you back into your routine of things now that the holidays are officially over? We are back at it with homeschool, cooking classes, gymnastics, sign orders, and our weekly play group. I love our routine, so I am quite happy to be back at it.
I had a chance to get a little crafting in over the weekend. It involved glitter, and hearts, and pink. 
That’s right…this year’s first Valentine’s Day project on MFTM.
2×6 piece of sanded wood cut about 7in tall
white craft paint
fine glitter (my fave is Martha Stewart’s of course)
Mod Podge
Vinyl hearts (cut using my Silhouette)
Sponge brushes 
Baker’s twine
Tweezers or exacto knife (optional)
1. After my wood was cut and sanded, I painted it with 2-3 coats of white craft paint. 
2. Once the paint was dry, I applied my vinyl hearts to the front (face) of the wood block. Press down firmly.
3. I then painted the face of my block with Mod Podge…go ahead and paint right over the vinyl hearts.
4. Sprinkle your glitter over the Mod Podge on your block. Paint over the glitter with another layer of Mod Podge. (I suggest pouring some of the Mod Podge into a separate bowl so you don’t get glitter all throughout your jar.)
Repeat step 4 until desired amount of glitter is on the block.
5. Peal the vinyl hearts off BEFORE the glitter and Mod Podge dry (this is what the tweezers/exacto knife is for). 
6. Paint the sides and top of your block with Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter (step 4). I didn’t apply glitter to the back of the block, but you can.
7. Allow your block to dry and add baker’s twine. I wrapped my block 3 times vertically and then finished it with a bow.
8. Display or give as gift to someone you
Because my wood was already cut and sanded (scrap from another project), this craft only took me about 15 minutes to complete. PERFECT for a nap time craft or while dinner is cooking on the stove. 
Have you started decorating and crafting for Valentine’s Day yet? 
Check out some of my other Valentine’s Day projects from the past HERE and my Valentine’s Day Pinterest  board HERE for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by this evening!
See you tomorrow for Tot School Tuesday.

Girly Subway Art Halloween Tote

I hope you are having a great weekend so far, friends!
I’m stopping by today to share the Halloween tote I made for my daughter to trick-or-treat with this year. Since I bought her Halloween costume this year (*GASP*), I decided that the least I could do was fancy up her trick-or-treat tote!
My daughter is going to be Princess Aurora (aka: Sleeping Beauty) this year, so I wanted to make her tote girly and pretty. 
First, I designed my subway art image using my Silhouette program and fun fonts I found on dafont.com. Then I used my Silhouette to cut out the image on freezer paper, creating a freezer paper stencil. I then ironed the stencil onto the tote (shiny side down) and applied pink craft paint (Martha Stewart’s Camellia Pink and Pink Flamingo). After the paint was dry, I pealed away the freezer paper and added embellishments (glitter paint and rhinestones). So far so good, but it needed something else…
So I added glittery pink ribbon to the handles and a giant pink fabric bow to the top of the tote. Viola!
So cute right? 
I think Princess Aurora will look lovely carrying around her Girly Subway Art Halloween Tote!
Thanks for stopping by today!
And thanks to FashionArtProjects.com for the tote and to Plaid Crafts for the pretty paints!