Make a Glitter Deer Silhouette

Add a sparkling deer silhouette to your mantle this holiday season.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Image courtesy of Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Bring the Outdoors In

Add a touch of the great outdoors to your holiday decor by creating a hip deer silhouette to display in your home.

Gather Your Supplies

For this project, you will need: 1 printed deer template / Canvas/ Cardstock /Printer paper /Acrylic Paint / Glitter / Clear crafting glue / Scissors / Craft paper / Faux Bois Tool / Foam Brush

Create the Canvas

Lay out crafting paper. With the foam brush, paint a thick layer of paint across the entire canvas. I used a color called Champagne and a canvas that is 12" x 14".

Wood Effects

While the paint is wet, use the faux bois tool to create the look of wood. Work from left to right. Set aside to dry completely.

DIY: Glitter Deer Silhouette

Learn how to make a glitter deer silhouette on canvas for the holidays.

Cut it Out

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut the silhouette out.

Make the Stencil

Trace the deer silhouette onto the cardstock and cut it out again. The thick cardstock will serve as your stencil that can be reused.

Center the Deer

Center the deer on the dried painted canvas like so. You can face the deer in either direction.

Add Glue

With a foam brush, dab clear glue over the entire body of the deer. Be sure to get all the nooks and crannies in the antlers. I advise coating the deer with glue twice.

Sprinkle Away

Using the color of your choice, sprinkle the entire silhouette with glitter. Carefully remove the stencil and allow everything to dry in place. Once dry, shake off excess glitter over a garbage can.

Deck the Halls

Add this deer to your mantle for a bit of unexpected holiday sparkle. You can create an entire deer family with the silhouette provided. To make a female deer, simply remove the antlers. To make fawns, shrink down the size of the silhouette template.