Walter (my LOVELY deer head) wanted a photo shoot, so let’s just bask in that for a moment.
Ahhh. There’s just nothing better than a beautiful deer covered in glitter, mounted a board decorated with fabric you love…Okay, maybe I’m a little too obsessed with my creation. But for real, best idea ever.
I love deers. More than I should. A couple weeks ago I was with my fiancé at his family’s farm. One night, I ran to the window to watch the snow fall, and there was a deer feet from the window, nibbling away at the grass. The huge snowflakes were landing on her back, dusting her with whiteness, and I thought it was the most beautiful sight imaginable. A deer, so close.
My yell of delight, however, was met mostly with indifference.
Okay, I get that farm people consider deer to be rodents essentially, and that what they’re best at is being dinner. Even knowing this, l just cannot see a deer without being tickled. I would love a pet deer. Call me crazy. (A fox would suffice as well).
I saw this tutorial on the Better Homes and Gardens website and just had to do it. I changed it up a bit, but it’s essentially the same.
I used this wood board from Hobby Lobby and a foam egg, along with a liter bottle, cut down the middle and stuffed with newspaper. I taped it into a suitable deer head shape, and commenced to papier-mâché. For my glue mixture, I mixed 1 part flour to 1 part water.
A good tip on papier-mâchéing: Add some cinnamon to your paste mixture so it does not smell so gross. I absolutely adore the smell of cinnamon, and if you do too YOU’VE GOT TO DO THIS.