A Crafty Deer and Vignette

12.07.2010

I hope the start to your week is going well. I am a little under the weather with a head cold, but Nyquil worked wonders last night so I could sleep. It is very cold and windy here for the south, but that just helps it feel more like the holidays. 

Last week I worked on a little craft project that popped in my head. I had just set out my plastic deer as it was and then it came to me to add some moss to it just to beef it up a bit. So a little trip to Hobby Lobby was in order.



 Here is the nekkid deer. Now I know that is improper english, but is just sounds better. I have two of these and have had them for years.


Here are the supplies needed. Spray glue and some sheet moss.
All I did was spray the glue on the deer and starting putting pieces of moss on it and all over my hands till it was all covered. I thought I would leave the antlers plain to look more natural.


Doesn't it look better? Actually this is the other deer that faces the other way. I didn't take a before shot of this one so I remembered to take one of the other deer since they are alike.


This is where I have placed it as part of this vignette in the great room.


I filled this wooden bowl with fresh greenery, ornaments, battery operated candle, and a little bird nest with a teeny tiny cardinal in it. Eventually I am going to go to Home Depot and get some free Christmas tree scraps so it will smell like Christmas throughout the house.


Placed this Pottery Barn lantern, that I have had for years, here and tied a burlap and plaid bow to it.


Placed this candle from PB on top of some deer moss in the lantern. I know PB candles cost more, but I have had this for probably four years and it has burned down the center about half way and still has plenty of burn time left so I think it makes up for the cost.


Close up the nest and cardinal.











Candle glow at night





Just a simple vignette to add a little Christmas to this area.

Joining Centsational Girl for Holiday craft party and A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.
Also linking up with Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Tuesday Treasures.


Be sure and check out these parties for some great ideas.

Thanks so much for all the great comments on my hutch for Christmas.

Have a super week!

KIM

I hope you will come join my Boring to Better party tomorrow night. Christmas decor is welcome all month. See you there!!

87 comments:

  1. Super genius Kim!!!! I love it and this should win an award, it is that good!!!

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  2. Great idea. When I made my moss wreath I was picking moss out of my hair for days. Had a little mishap with the spray adhesive. The whole vignette looks loevly.

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  3. You are so clever!! Looks so beautiful love the deer!!
    I hope you feel better soon Kim!
    Better now than at Christmas.

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  4. Look wonderful Kim.

    I have two deer like that, sort of opposites. I have them out, not sure what I will do with them yet. Mine are from Evergreen at Osage Beach a couple years ago.

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  5. He is just too cute!! Your vignette looks so pretty. I hope you get better soon. *Becca*

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  6. Hi Kim, I would not have thought of adding moss to a plastic deer, but it just looks fabulous. In fact, very expensive! Love the antlers left natural. Pretty vignettes, too. Linda

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  7. I love the moss covered deer, might have to give that a try myself.

    Hugs!
    Judy

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  8. Such a great idea. I love it. The moss made such a huge change in the look. Your vignette is stunning, I love the staircase too. Everything is so pretty. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Love your deer Kim. I posted about this year. I made mine several years ago and have been using year after year. They hold up really well. Your cypress looks great too.

    -Rene

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  10. Genius idea Kim...he sure looks handsome!

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  11. The deer looks so nice covered in Moss :-)

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  12. Tadaa! The perfect display. The deer looks so much better all green!

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  13. I love deer in holiday decorations--they are a regular motif for me. Love yours, before AND after.
    Best,
    Susan

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  14. Everything looks so pretty on top of your chest of drawers. Love the idea with the deer.

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  15. Your decorations are beautiful.
    A little tip about the candles. My DIL told me this. When you buy the expensive candles.....burn down just enough to put a tea light candle in the candle and burn that instead of the nice candle. I thought this was such a good idea. Happy Holidays.

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  16. That's lovely Kim. Will the moss need to be replaced next year? PB candles are a super value because they don't burn with a big flame. I have refilled and rewicked candles i really liked. Have a great day.

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  17. Great ideal and it looks great. Your hutch also looks wonderful.
    Sandy

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  18. Awww, your deer is adorable!Your decorations are wonderful!

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  19. Oh Kim what a great idea and he looks so cute! I love your whole vignette. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  20. That is one awesome deer!!

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  21. Love the Mossy Deer! Do these ideas just pop into your head all the time? LOL! The bowl with greenery, ornaments and the candle are so nice. Can't wait to see what pops into your mind next!

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  22. Kim, The deer is adorable covered in moss! I also love the bowl with greenery and your entire vignette.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  23. The vignette is beautiful, Kim..
    love the technique you did on the deer.. kudos for taking something you had and making it fresh and current..

    Holiday Hugs
    Sonny

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  24. Oh, I love your deer covered with moss! Fabulous idea!

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  25. Great vignette, Kim. Love the checked bow and the deer project turned out really nice.

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  26. I am coveting yet another piece of furniture in your home *sigh* That piece with the mossy deer on it is just beautiful. Love the deer too, what a great idea! Where do you GET these ideas???...

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  27. Kim, excellent crafting. No telling what the deer would cost. He is beautiful and so is your vignette. ♥O

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  28. The deer turned out great, looks completely different!
    I'll be joining your party tomorrow:)

    Rondell

    PS. I do agree about the PB candles I have one and it burns really slow!

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  29. Hope you're feeling better soon, Kim...your cold sure hasn't stopped your creativity...this is really a wonderfully creative project and the vignette looks great!

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  30. Love the deer with the moss. Beautiful vignette!!

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  31. What a clever idea for the deer! I really love the bowl of greenery.

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  32. I so love this craft! I would love to have a cute bunny like this for easter! Don't be surprised when everyone in blogland uses this!
    Lacy

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  33. Hi Kim,

    Oh I am so kicking myself for throwing out a similar deer I had with a little damage. Your moss covered deer is so adorable that it's making me think I need to go find another one that I can cover in sheet moss like this. I just love it! The entire vignette is lovely...the bowl of greens, ornaments and candles are so pretty.

    Nancy

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  34. Kim ~ the deer is wonderful..what a great idea! I love it. The vignette is lovely..I especially like the bowls of greens with the ornaments and candles
    Marianne

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  35. He's SO cute! I really like what you did with the moss. And your vignette is so pretty! I may have to copy that idea!

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  36. Hi Kim-

    Your deer looks so much better with your decorative, crafty touch! I love the ribbon. He looks qutie comfy on your tabletop.

    I have a head cold, too. No Fun. hope you feel better soon.

    My best- Diane

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  37. OK, now I know where you get your fantastic ideas - in your dreams! I don't know why I don't have dreams like that. Love the deer covered in moss! It looks so high end! The entire vignette is beautiful. laurie

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  38. Oh this looks great! I'm going to have to find something to cover in moss now as I have no deer!

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  39. What a great idea for these deer. They look fabulous! Love seeing the different vignettes around your beautiful home. ~ Sarah

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  40. Well, I love deer anyway and you are so very clever to dress them in the green moss...fabulous idea...it takes them over the top! And your vignette looks beautiful...am loving the placement of the chest behind the sofa...my goodness you are full of great ideas.

    ~jermaine

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  41. Kim,
    Such a cute deer. Great idea!

    I love the last photo, it made it all come together perfectly.

    Hope you get rid of your cold soon. Nyquil does work wonders, doesn't it?

    Take care,

    Lisa

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  42. I really like your deer Kim!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  43. Kim, it's all beautiful! Love your room & vignette.

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  44. Girlfriend, I LOVE everything you do. That deer is gorgeous and I can't imagine what you would have paid at a specialty store. Love it!

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  45. You ran out of things to paint, now you are going to put moss on everything! It really does look better...I don't know how you even thought to do it, but it was a great idea! I have a couple topiaries in my "redo" pile. I need to be working with a little moss myself, but I think they will be Valentine topiaries...not Christmas:)

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  46. Love the deer! Great idea to cover them! I'm also featuring a deer this time!

    Your decorations are beautiful, love the greenery, can almost "smell" it!

    Hope you are feeling better!

    Katherine

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  47. They look 100 times better with the moss. Your home is just beautiful, I love all your decor!

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  48. You are so crafty and so full of great ideas, Kim. Your vignette is beautiful!...Christine

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  49. I have those same dear that I too have had for years and also the little bird in the basket! Everything looks very pretty and festive.

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  50. Love the way the deer turned out and your table vignette is beautiful.

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  51. OMG I LOVE how the deer turned out!!! It looks fantastic!!

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  52. Your decor is just gorgeous and what a great idea to update the reindeer! Really creative idea, I just love the moss!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  53. Oh deer. I really love this idea! I've seen moss animals in high end shops, yet yours is so unbelieveably fab!!!! Love love love this idea! My daughter would truly love if I recreated this, she is such an animal lover, especially "Bambies". Remind me if I ever try this that it was YOU who inspired me!

    Thanks so much for linking to the party!
    xo
    Kate

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  54. this deer is so much better covered in moss. Of course anything would look great sitting on that chest. That is my favorite piece of furniture of yours. But the combination of things you've arranged on it looks so very pretty.

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  55. Oh, Bambi! He got a whole new look. And an upscale one at that. Such an easy project with a huge impact. He is all ready for Christmas with his jaunty bow!
    I love the vignette on your table. Beautifully put togeher and full of Christmas natural and organic elements. Just wonderful!
    Yvonne

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  56. Kim, I love this!! He really looks so great!! Now...what do I have for Christmas that I can cover in moss...hmmmmmm!!! Love it!!! I will be back for the party tomorrow! Excited that I finally have some things to link! The bowl of 'Christmas' looks pretty amazing, too!! nekkid...that's funny!

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  57. Now that is adorable! I would have had a very hard time covering that deer with the moss. He was totally cute as he was but OMG! Now it is fabulous! Your sofa table display is wonderful too. I love your lantern and the the bows. You have such beautiful style!

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  58. I great idea! The vignette looks wonderful. Hope you feel better soon.
    Kathi

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  59. Great idea with the moss! I liked them before but they are just awesome after!!! Love it!

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  60. WOOOOOW! I'm super impressed and inspired headed to Hobby Lobby now to seek a deer in which I hope to cover in moss :+) I'm book marking this page I will link back to you once the projects complete.

    XO,

    Rach

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  61. What a great idea to cover the deer in moss! He looks so cute! I just bought some of that spray adhesive yesterday so I'll have to find something to cover in moss now. Thanks for the idea! :)

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  62. hiKim sorry i have not been around in awhile i love this idea it added so much to the deer i have seen sheet moss at the dollar store and wondered what to do with it what a great idea.Your home is just to pretty for words everything looks so wonderful .Love the little bird in the nest so cutezy.

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  63. what a great idea! the deer looks perfect covered in moss!

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  64. Hi Kim! You really are the smartest one! I love how your deer turned out! Who would think of this but you? :) Love all the pretty decorating going on at your house!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  65. LOVE the deer! They look so much better-they looked nice before..but NOW they have some oomph to them. They look expensive! (don't tell anyone they aren't)..

    The vignette looks great and really adds a bit of festivity to the room.

    I am at work today and champing at the bit to get home and get busy decorating. Diana

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  66. WONDERFUL, Kim! I love your mossy deer and your whole tabletop looks beautiful. Good for you!

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  67. Kim,
    I adore what you did with the deer. I never would have thought of it. The whole room looks so warm and inviting. Are you in any magazines with this? If not you should be.
    Blessings~
    Gwenny

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  68. Love it Kim! You are the vignette Queen!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  69. Too cute a little reindeer, Kim! It beefed him up and gave him more presence for your pretty vignette.
    ~ Sue

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  70. I love it!!! The deer turned out so cute in his new moss coat. Your entire vignette is fabulous. But you always do fabulous.

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  71. Thanks you guys. Gwendolyn Kay, no, not in any magazines. You are too kind.

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  72. Cool deer. I love the bowl, too.

    Stay healthy and stay warm. This cold weather is horrible.

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  73. What a great craft idea! I love this vignette on your table. I've used burlap in my Christmas displays this year too (well on my greenery) and I like how it looks. Looks like your edges are sewn and mine are not though. I've been suffering from a cold too. No fun! At least I got my flu shot though. I'm trying to get Jimmy to get one too. It's hitting GA extra hard this year. Keep warm! I can't believe how cold and windy it has been outside. All we're missing is the snow! Hope you feel better soon.

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  74. I REALLY like how the mossy deer turned out. Very pretty!

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  75. I love it, Kim! I would never have thought to add moss. But it looks fantastic! I also really like that that piece of furniture behind the couch. Of course it probably will reside somewhere else soon, as most things move around in my house. But then that's how we find dust to clean!
    Brenda

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  76. Yes, you said, "simple"? but this is the most elegant vignettes I ever seen since I am roaming around BNOP & TTT...

    TY for giving me (unkown to US ladies in this meme) a wonderful ideas.

    Happy TTT... and have a precious mid-week to come.

    /chie

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  77. You are fearless when it comes to changing things, I wish I had your courage. The moss covered deer looks wonderful as doed the entire room.

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  78. Love the mossy deer! Hope you get to feeling better. Sally

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  79. What a beautiful vignette. And how much do I LOVE your deer?! I can't wait to do one of my own. Looking forward to your Boring to Better party.

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  80. Your deer looks so much better with a little mossy fur! What a beautiful beautiful display!

    Happy Holidays!
    Michelle

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  81. He is adorable. Looks like Bambi, only cuter.

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  82. Love that bowl...I have one just like it and I think I could manage that much Christmas decor! Pretty!

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  83. those deers are so adorable! love it!

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  84. Boy, that looks just great. The whole vignette is put together so well. Are you going to redo his brother?

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  85. For the first time seeing your posts I'm very well impressed with the brightness of pictures. Congratulations! Blessings on you and your family in 2013.

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