Christmas Time...

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Remember a few months ago when I was decorating for fall and I said that fall was my favorite? Well I do love fall until Christmas rolls in then Christmas becomes my favorite! We moved into our home the last week of October last year so at Chirstmas time, it sort felt like we were just trying to get settled in so the Christmas decor was pretty minimal. This year however,  I had been planning the mantel in my head for several weeks. I saw this photo on Pinterest and it was love at first sight...

Of course I followed the Pinterest link for the details and came across this blog...  Believe it or not, the deer is made out of foam board and wrapping paper. I had a piece of foam board that I had bought at Hobby Lobby when they were half off a couple of months ago (you never know when you are going to need foam board and when they are just $1 a piece, I have to grab a few). So, I headed to Target and found the perfect wrapping paper. At $5 a roll it was a little more then I wanted to spend but the red houndtooth was just to perfect and plus since I already had all the other supplies, the whole project was going to be $5. The blog has really great directions so if you are interested in making a deer of your own, jump on over there for a great tutorial. 

Here is a pic of the supplies that I used (I went with rubber cement rather than the spray adhesive but if I was making another, I think I would have used the spray adhesive...I think it would have been a little more secure).

It was really as simple a cutting around the pattern and then wedging the peices together. 

Here he is all finished and on the mantel! I added a couple 3.5ft prelight trees and some garland and totally love how the mantel looks (remember is it 14 feet long and 3feet deep so decorating is pretty overwhelming...nonetheless I love how it turned out). 

Tis' the season...Merry Christmas!

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