Deer Head Christmas Ornament

Welcome to the Hello Holidays event at Yellow Bliss Road!

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For the next three weeks we will be in major Christmas countdown mode here at the Road with tons of holiday inspiration for Christmas crafts, Christmas gift ideas, and Christmas recipes & treats. I’ve got lots of friends stopping by to share some of their favorite projects and I can’t wait for you to see what they are sharing. Please give a big welcome to Bonnie & Trish!


 Hey Y’all! Trish and I are so excited to be here today as part of Kristin’s Hello Holidays series. We blog over at Uncommon Designs where we share craft tutorials, seasonal decorations, recipes, and tons of inspiration. We are sister-in-laws who share a passion for crafting and creating. One of our favorite holiday posts is our No-Sew Burlap Tree Skirt Tutorial, such a simple and stunning project. Today we are thrilled to share a fun tutorial with you for this adorable Deer Head Christmas Ornament

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Isn’t he sweet? I drew my inspiration from all the fun animal items I have been seeing in stores lately. The neutral colors and earthy textures are the perfect combo for my Christmas tree decorations. Our home is all about homemade items including ornaments, which we create each year for our Christmas tree. My son is going to love hanging this special one on our family tree.

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Cream, brown, and green are some of my favorite colors. I love how he is nestled in his little wreath. So let’s get started creating your own Deer Head Christmas Ornament

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:

1. Wooden Birch Disc

2. Miniature Deer Head { this one came from Michaels }

3. Miniature Tree Garland

4. DecoArt Americana Warm White Acrylic Paint

5. Minwax Stain in Color of Choice { I used Dark Walnut }

6. Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

7. Small Eye Hook

8. Wired 1 ½ inch Burlap Ribbon

9. Jute Twine

10. Floral Wire

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STEP ONE:

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With a small foam brush, paint a few coats of Warm White Acrylic Paint on the miniature deer head. I painted three coats to completely cover it.

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I love the look of the warm white color, but I think a metallic gold color would look amazing as well.

STEP TWO:

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Stain the front of the birch disc with the wood stain. I wanted to create a contrast between the warm white color and the disc. You could certainly leave it natural if you prefer.

STEP THREE:

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Insert the eye hook in the edge of the birch disc. I like to use eye hooks with ornaments to allow ease of hanging on the Christmas tree.

STEP FOUR:

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Use your glue gun to attach the deer head to the center of the wood disc. Make sure you use a high temp glue to place it on the wood. If you have never crafted with these fun wood slices, the possibilities are endless. I love the; Burned Wood Christmas Snowflake Ornaments I created using them.

STEP FIVE:

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Use a bit of faux green garland to create a sweet little wreath around you deer’s head. I love this garland that I picked up at a local craft store a few years ago. I also used it to create a wreath on my beautiful; Burlap Winged Christmas Angel.

STEP SIX:

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Tie a simple burlap bow, and attach it to the eye hook with a bit of floral wire. It is much easier to add the bow if you tie it first and then use the floral wire to attach it to the eye hook.

STEP SEVEN:

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Finally, tie a loop of simple jute twine through the eye hook to allow you to hang this little guy on your Christmas tree.

That is it! Rustic, neutral, simple, and adorable!

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So, are you ready to begin crafting for the holidays? Stop by and see us at Uncommon Designs to see all of our holiday ideas and inspiration!

A big “Thank You!” to Kristin for having us stop by today!

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Trish and Bonnie


Thanks you so much for sharing today girls! It was great to have you visit. If you’d like to see more from the Hello Holidays event, click HERE.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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