A Deer for Christmas

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Since I was a little girl, I often dreamed of having an old-fashioned cabin with a deer hanging above the fireplace. That dream has changed a bit, but it has never gone away. I still love taxidermy and would welcome many creatures into my home.

Then, it became “hip” to hang white porcelain deer on the wall. Of course, I was in love with the idea. My husband, on the other hand, hated the idea. Since I want us both to be happy and comfortable at home, I backed off of my idea.

But this year, I decided I was going to do something to make me happy — regardless of what he thought.

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I bought an inexpensive paper-mache deer head and spray-painted it.

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Then I painted the antlers with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and then coated it with Distress Glitter Dust. It created a bit of a mess, but it was easy. Besides, everyone needs to sparkle during the holidays!

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Mounting the deer was a bit of a challenge, but we finally decided to use Command Strips and they seem to be holding.

I love how it turned out. It looks really great hanging in the living room. Great enough that I might leave it up after the holidays for a bit of bling all through the winter.

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