07 December 2012

DIY Christmas Decor: Painted Reindeer Art

I gave you all a sneak peek at this project yesterday and I just finished it last night. I was inspired by the below glitter reindeer canvas art that I've seen all over Pinterest. While I really like the look of the glitter version (I'm slowly turning everything in our house gold), I'm not too fond of crafting with glitter. We have a few glitter decorations for the holidays and it just ends up with giltter all over our floor, table, etc.  I wanted to use the same idea of a reindeer silhouette, but decided to paint instead of glitter, and use a piece of wood instead of a canvas.

I bought the piece of wood (approx 11"x11") from a local craft store and used some old stain I have leftover from several other projects. The reindeer shape was found online and I just cut it out to trace onto the stained wood. A little white craft to paint inside the outline and my reindeer was ready.

I liked how the silhouette looked on the wood, but when I finished I thought it still needed something. I freehand wrote some script 'Noel' above the picture and added a little decorative 'garland' at the bottom.

Happy Friday!

I linked this craft up to the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!
The Chicken Chick


  1. Looks so good! I'm typically an glitter girl, but I actually like the version a lot better. Very warm. Props to you for free handing NOEL. My hand in def not steady enough for that!

    1. I do love some glitter, I'm just a mess and can't work without getting it everywhere. Thanks :)

  2. So fun! I like seeing people do their own twist on a project they find on Pinterest!

  3. This project has just been featured at Our Secondhand House as part of a DIY Christmas Decoration post. I hope you will stop by to check it out.