DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign

This project is another one of mine and Aleisha’s virtual collaborations. See, even if it’s just my name at the bottom of these tutorials, chances are Aleisha had a lot of creative influence on the project. She’s an endless source of crafty ideas! So when I was coming up with the idea for this month’s Pinterest challenge, I was digging through my bin of Christmas craft supplies over video chat with Aleisha. She saw the wooden deer piece I used for this DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign and instantly remembered a pin she saw from Hey Lauren Rene that would work perfectly with it. She was so right! Of course, I had to make it my own so I just switched up the materials a bit.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Craft Tutorial using glitter and Mod Podge

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DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Materials

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Materials

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Steps

1: Tape off every other section of the wood sign with masking tape. You don’t have to do this, but I know me and I know I’d get paint everywhere. I, of course, couldn’t find my masking tape, so I subbed in some washi tape since it’s essentially fancy printed masking tape.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 1

2: Paint the open areas with the black paint. I painted one coat total. Let this paint dry completely before Step 3.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 2a

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 2b

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 2c

3: Now tape off the lines you painted black. Paint the open areas with the white paint and let that dry completely. I painted 1 coat.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 3a

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 3b

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 3c

4: Paint one coat of gold on the deer head on the front and sides only. Let that dry completely before moving on to the glitter.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 4a

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 4b

5: For the deer head, I glittered it in sections as I did for my Glittered Witch Hat. Apply Mod Podge to a small area and then pour glitter over that area. I usually do this over a larger piece of paper so I can capture and reuse any of the loose glitter. I used fine and chunky glitter to give it an extra glittery boost. If you do this, apply the chunky glitter first then fill in the gaps with the fine glitter. Repeat this until the entire front and sides are covered in glitter. Let the decoupage dry and set for at least an hour.
I will be finding glitter on me for weeks after this, lol.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 5a

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 5b

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 5c

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 5d

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 5e

6: Apply Wood Glue to the back of the glittery deer head and place it, centered, in the middle of the black and white striped sign. Let this dry for an hour or two. You need to make sure that deer head won’t budge before you hang it up or it will slowly sliiiide down the sign. Don’t ask me how I know this…

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 6a

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 6b

7: Brush off any stray glitter from the background then spray the sealer evenly over the entire piece, but pay special attention to the glittered areas. The spray will help seal the glitter in. You could also apply another coat of Mod Podge, but I find this spray holds it in better.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 7

8: If your wood sign didn’t come with hangers preinstalled, you’ll need to add some or just use some Command Strips like me.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Step 8

That’s it! This DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign is incredibly easy to make considering how nice the final product turned out. The original project used a canvas, and you could, too, but I was concerned it might sag with the weight of the wood deer head. Of course, hers didn’t use one, so that’s another option for you. You could also make the deer head silver instead of gold, a different animal shape, or use a different background like buffalo check or another pattern. The basic premise is great though: put a sparkly silhouette against a bold pattern.

DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign Complete

If you’re obsessed with all things holiday signs, you have to see all the different festive projects the feature over at All Free Christmas Crafts. I just love to scroll through their site for crafty Holiday ideas.

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Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I’m at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It’s so much fun!

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About Marie Dabbs

Hi, I'm Marie. I've been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I'm at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It's so much fun!

9 thoughts on “DIY Glittered Deer Head Wood Sign

  1. This is just lovely, a great version of the original pin.
    As requested, I’m not asking how you know how important it is to let the glue really ‘go off’ and set completely!!

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