Gold & Glittery Reindeer Silhouette

What do you get when you add gold glitter + plaid + a deer silhouette? The answer…this fabulously festive holiday project!

gold and glittery reindeer silhouette

Before we get into nitty-gritty details of the tutorial, let’s just say that this is such an easy do-it-yourself project.  You’ll be done quickly, with plenty of time leftover to tackle your holiday to-do list.

-Staple Gun & Staples
-Fabric Glue
-Foam Brush
-Silhouette of your choice
-Gold Glitter
Stapling fabric onto canvas
First you need to prep your canvas. We suggest buying a cheap canvas from a thrift store, since you’ll be covering it with fabric anyways. Cover the canvas with your fabric, and secure on the back with a staple gun. Be sure to pull tightly as you go, and staple to the wooden frame.
Deer silhouette stencil
When that’s ready, it’s time to stencil your silhouette directly onto the front of the canvas. We went with a deer head (or perhaps it’s a reindeer?) that we found online and traced onto a large piece of paper. We cut the deer head out and used a pencil to stencil it onto the fabric.
Pouring gold glitter
Now the fun (& somewhat messy) part! Get out that gold glitter and glue and let’s get to work.  Outline the deer head with glue and use the foam brush to cover the large area in the middle.  Then lightly shake some gold glitter onto the wet glue. We suggest working in sections so the glue doesn’t dry.
Gold Glitter Reindeer
Once your reindeer is all glammed up, name him (we went with “Rudy”), and add him to your holiday display.

We are in love with this preppy and whimsical project, and we hope you’ll add your own deer head to your holiday décor.

Bridget and Casey DIY Playbook
 P.S. We created this Glitter Reindeer Head to include in the “Fabulously Festive Design Contest” by & Olioboard.