Sunday, July 24, 2011

Faux Deer Head

Oh Dear, I love this Deer Head. 

I've been inspired by paper mache lately.  I really love how you can make anything you want out of newspaper.  On etsy I have seen some really cool faux deer heads.  My room has been needing something quarky and fun.  I decided a faux paper mache deer head was the right way to go.  I started out crumbling newspaper into balls and using masking tape to secure them to eachother.  I rolled newspaper up for the horns. To secure the horns to the head I hotglued them and taped them.  After taping my deer head looked like this.
I then paper mached wrapping paper onto the deer head.  I used one bottle of watered down glue.  I did 3 layers. Here is the final product:
* The whole project cost less than $3.  I bought the wrapping paper for $2 from Tuesday Morning.  The glue was 40 cents at Target.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sweet Summer Time

It is summer time. What does that mean? Picnic season.  Grab your picnic basket, flowers, and some books and head out to the nearest park to enjoy some sweet sunshine.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flower Wall Decor

I have been staring at cardbaord cereal boxes and wondering what to do with them. I love all the different shades of brown and gray. When it finally hit me that I should make a wall decoration.  I cut the boxes into squares and rectangles.  I layed them out on the floor and changed them up until I found a design I liked. 

 I hot glued the cardboard together, then I made the book page flowers.

Book Page Flowers:
I took an old Readers Digest and tore out pages.

Next I folded the paper in half vertically and cut out a leaf.

I then applied a drop of glue onto the edge of the leaf and clothespinned it.

After the petal is glued repeat on more petals and then glue together.
Final Product:

Finished Wall Decor: