December 12, 2013

Modern Cardboard Reindeer

Hats off to all the professional bloggers who up-keep their blog during 
this busy holiday season! 
How do you do it ?!
(It's a good thing I'm not a professional blogger ;)

So, the very day I saw Taryn's DYI Wooden Reindeer project 
I found this branch in my backyard. 
It is actually one branch split off into two, but my huz said it looks more like antlers if I used it like this. And he trimmed it down.
(I think he was right :)
With this branch, I thought of doing a larger/modified version of Taryn's craft.
Ultimately, I did faux-wood.
This is just painted cardboard to look like barn wood! 
I love it!
This is the awesome tutorial I found online that will teach you how to paint the cardboard to look like wood

I just taped the antlers to the board after painting and 
used a shiny red plastic Christmas tree ornament for the 'nose'. 
You could hot-glue the ornament, but I just used the blue tacky poster stuff.
It should store easier that way as well. 

Supply List:
brown cardboard, branches, tape, black craft paint, white craft paint, lg paint brush, small paintbrush, red ball ornament, blue tacky or hot glue

Hope you are having a great holiday season so far!


  1. So simple, but so darling. Love the idea -Andrea

    1. Thanks so much Andrea!
      Happy Holidays :)

  2. This is so cute and such an original idea! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    1. Thanks, Britni for the party! and your nice comment! Happy Holidays!

  3. Visiting from Made in a Day, congratulations for the feature, it's an awesome project! Pinning :)

    1. Thank you Meeha Meeha! I didn't know I was featured until I saw your comment ;) happy holidays to you!

  4. I >3 your reindeer! Pinned and shared on Facebook. Found you at Kim's made in a day. Merry Christmas

    1. Merry Christmas, Michelle! Thank you so much for sharing my reindeer and for your sweet comment !

  5. oh how cute! I love this, such a simple and fun idea, Now following you
    Sheena @

    1. Hi Sheena ! Thank you so much for everything :) Happy Holidays to you ! I want to come ck out your blog !

  6. I love this so much! How did I miss it at your party? Too clever :-)


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