Oh, deer is right! What a way to start the week…these little ornaments are my favorite DIY project to date! I just love ’em and may leave them out year round!! Without the tree, who would ever know they are Christmas ornaments, right?
And if that weren’t enough, I’m joined by 34 of my favorite Silhouette creatin’ friends AND we are giving away a $155 gift card!! That’s enough to buy your own Silhouette!! So be sure to stick with me ’til the end!! Mmmkay? Mmmkay!
I find inspiration everywhere I go! On a recent trip to the mountains, I spotted these darlin’ coasters made from, you guessed it, mason jar lids! Now, I’m pretty sure these were reproduction lids, but why couldn’t I make something similar with lids I have on hand? Attach some twine, and hang it on the tree?!
So, I hit up my new favorite craft tool… my Silhouette CAMEO! I love this thing! I knew I wanted to use a deer silhouette, so I searched online for an image I liked and traced it using my Silhouette. Once, I saw how easy it was, I decided to make several!
While my Silhouette was busy cutting out my vinyl… waste-not a minute… I was busy cutting out some cork circles to fit inside my lids. I picked up this 12×12 sheet of cork at the craft store over in the scrapbook section. I flipped the lid over and traced the smaller end, so I could slide it right in place.
Once my vinyl was cut, I weeded out the part I wasn’t going to use. I still have it sticking on my counter. I just don’t want to toss the ‘lil guys.
I transferred my stencils using contact paper. Just stick the contact paper on your stencil and then move it to your cork. That will keep all the little antlers in place and move everything without a hitch!
No paint here, friends. A permanent marker is all you need.
Peel that sucker away and look!!! Isn’t it so fun!!
I popped the cork in place with a bit of tape. I don’t want to mess up my lids… just in case! And then hot glued a loop of twine to the back! Wait, Candace (you say) I thought you didn’t want to mess up your lids?? I checked. And you can pop that hot glue right off if you change your mind. No harm done!!
They really add just the perfect touch to our rustic Christmas tree! And I really think I may hang them somewhere else after Christmas is over!!
So, what do you think?? Is it too much to leave these out year-round? Perhaps, I will break out the Silhouette again and make some monograms on the opposite side of the cork!! That’d work year-round!! Let me know what you think?!?
And nothing goes better with mason jars than burlap!! And I’m sharing my newest burlap creation over at Lines Across. Head on over to see my Mini Burlap Wreath Christmas Ornament!
I am just smitten over burlap and deer decor this time of year… and the woodsy rustic style they have! Several of my friends are also diggin’ deer decor… and have made some stellar Silhouette projects to share!!
1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
11. Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
15. Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
34. “Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink
And as promised… a chance to win $155!! Who couldn’t use the extra cash right here at the holidays?!
Good luck friends,
Vintage News Junkie