Reimagined deer head ornament

Not my ‘usual’ style at all.  I guess the ‘deer head look’ has grown on me after seeing it so much in the decorating world.  For so,e reason I HAD to buy these glittered deer head ornaments last year.

11.6.13 both + xmas 014On clearance after Christmas, of course!  Initially thought that I might use them atop some paper mache gift boxes.

11.6.13 both + xmas 013Then I came across this little wood plaque with attached easel from the dollar store.

11.6.13 both + xmas 015Back of plaque.

11.6.13 both + xmas 007I removed the screw and hanging string from the deer head and filled the hole it left behind with matching glitter.  Glued a page from an old dictionary to the plaque.  Glued on a small sheet music leaf wreath around the edge; the glued the deer in the center.

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I wanted to keep the wreath part small enough so that it could still STAND; and added a loop of twine to the back so it could also be hung.

11.6.13 both + xmas 017Then, just for fun, I draped a little strand of mini decorative tree lights across the horns.  I didn’t want to ‘permanently’ attach the lights, just in case.  You never know if stuff like that will be perceived as tacky or FUN.  Having them removable covers both possibilities!

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As the finishing touch, I added a little “Goodwill towards men” tag.

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This one is for sale in my booth at Stars.

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I had a second ornament and decided to create a simpler piece with it, using a thrifted red frame.P1090535

And just adding a ‘Joyeux Noel’ tag.P1090665

This one is available in my booth at Curiosities.