It’s no secret that I love to DIY. It’s also no secret that DIY stands for do it yourself which is kind of something to work on, probably. Nonetheless, I have seen these deers with glitter antlers on a few etsy shops and the price was just too steep for me. Now, here is the thing…with some crafts…if you have the money…by all means, buy it. Example A:Little deers, I have found that in my all white space/apartment with hints of metallic here and there. I have wall spaces that need gallery walls but I like some textures on my gallery walls…a large plaster elephant head I found online, a mirror, burlap, or maybe even a deer. So if you are like me and want to do it yourself, this is how. I did not want a real looking deer. I am not trying to be a hunter with glitter over here in Chicago, mk?Supplies: the deer (mine is pretty small as you will see when I finally get it on the wall), modge podge and a paint brush, white spray paint (I chose matte), clear acrylic spray to seal the glitter in so your deer doesn’t shed, glitter (listen, find Martha Stewart glitter…I searched high and low and I know I have some packed away but I could not find it…If you can’t find it, go for the finest glitter possible…In my case, I did not want his antlers to be all gold or all silver so I did this:I did things a little backwards. But I bought a poster board because I knew I would be doing this outside and wanted to protect the grass. I thought…wow, what a vibrant color. It will look just great on that lil blog o’ mine. And then this happened:After I painted and glittered the antlers, poor deer had a pink nose and glitter in places he didn’t want it. So.So I spray painted that sucker. This is of course, POST painting the modge podge and adding glitter and letting the clear protective coat dry. I ran a bunch of errands and hoped it would not rain. I swear this is not how I normally do projects but I was rushed because of the move. Fortunately, it did not rain. And this little fella will find a place on my wall which I will take a picture of when I am not living on an air mattress.I’m writing this on faux wood floors that I don’t care are faux because they are so pretty. My aunt donated a television to me and I have not had a television for two years! It is craziness. I ended up getting Apple TV because it was that or a blue ray player so I could get online and watch my netflix (have to fall asleep to the soothing sounds of Frank Underwood. Ha. But seriously…) Since I have no blue ray dvds, Apple TV made sense and I’ll just get a cheap regular DVD player later on because, yo, first I need to get the TV off the floor. Also I have no Blue Ray DVDs and don’t really plan on getting any. The cable and internet guy was here for three hours today but now I am happily watching Crazy, Stupid, Love and Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone just had this conversation.
Emma: So what’s your move?
Ryan: You can’t handle the move.
Emma: Tell me the move!
Ryan: You’re not ready for the move!
Emma: Tell me the move!
Ryan: I work Dirty Dancing into the conversation!
If you have not seen this movie, I really recommend it and not only because that entire conversation is had with Ryan Gosling’s shirt off. And I won’t ruin the big finale. Anyway, now you know how to DIY when it comes to making a deer to your liking and also a bonus movie recommendation. I think I am done for the day.