MacKenzie Childs Inspired Christmas Deer

Is it a gift or a curse? And it happens a lot...

I am wondering down the aisle at Hobby Lobby and see this...
It's a Christmas ornament. A harmless plastic deer head with glittered antlers. But my mind is saying...

This could be a much cooler Christmas wall hanging
 with an influence from my favorite Courtly Check
 of MacKenzie Childs!

After purchasing it,
I painted the head white, then added the checks and dry brushed the colors. My Son had given me some barn wood out of his burn pile when we were visiting this summer. Yes, I said burn pile! What was he thinking?
Hubby cut me a piece of the barn wood to fit a frame that I painted red.  All I had to do was 'mount' the deer head with a couple of screws from the back onto the barn wood.

And Done!

Now I just need to wait for Christmas to decorate with it!
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  1. Oh my word, I love it. How fabulous. I think I need to go find one.

  2. Omg! Love how it turned out.....great idea totally fab....


  3. I'll surely be making one! Great job Terry.

  4. Teri, I love how you made this a MacKenzie Child's piece. So cute. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. There you go again! I'm amazed at the creative things you think of. Your CC deer is adorable and will be fun for the holidays.

  6. Now that is one stunning deer head. Great job! Thanks for linking it up to the VIP party.

  7. Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

  8. Oh. my. goodness. You've combined two of my favorite things! I grew up close to MacKenzie Childs and am a total sucker for their quartly check :) AND deer heads are my fav right now. Awesome job!!


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