How to Make a Deer Head Silhouette for Valentine’s Day

Heart Antlers Deer Head Download and Tutorial Have you seen the Deer Heads and Deer Head Silhouettes all over the decor world lately? I have and I love them. I made a 3D Deer Head for Christmas that’s still on my wall…I can’t seem to part with it… and when I started thinking about Valentine’s Day I thought it would be cute to make one ~ Deers for my Dear {cheesy, I know!}.  

How to Make a Valentine Deer Head Silhouette

Deer Head Silhouette Art Supplies Supplies:  12 x 12 Canvas, Craft Glue, Glitter, Scissors, Cardboard for tracing pattern ~ Free Downloadable Pattern 

Heart Antlers Deer Head Download and Tutorial For this Valentine Deer Head Silhouette I drew a deer head and then reversed it so I had two and I brought their antlers together to form a heart shape.  {You can download the pattern here.}

Deer Head Silhouette Art with Cardboard I used a very fancy advanced method for transferring the pattern to cardboard ~ I traced over the silhouette with a dull pencil pushing down really hard on to the cardboard {sort of like I did in grade school}. 

Deer Head Silhouette Art with scissors Next, I used sharp scissors to cut out the silhouette and then using a pencil transferred it to a 12 x 12 square of canvas.  

Deer Head Silhouette Transfer to Canvas

Glitter and Glue Deer Head Silhouette I then used Aleene’s Tacky Glue to fill in one Silhouette at a time sprinkling on a heavy coating of red glitter.  

Once this was dry I gently brushed off the excess glitter and hung my Valentine’s Day Deer Head Silhouette from an old barnwood frame.  

Deer Head Silhouette in White Frame from Cupcakes and Crinoline I also tried the Canvas in a White Frame….I think I like the Weathered Barnwood Frame better!  Which do you prefer?  

The sparkle/glitter doesn’t really show up on pictures but when the sun hits or at night with low light it sparkles like crazy!  I love the way it turned out.

ATH 2014 Valentine's Showcase I made this Deer for My Dear Craft as part of the “Share the Love” Valentine’s Showcase featuring 20 blogs ~ Check out the other bloggers great Love ideas throughout this week.

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Comments

  1. SO into animal silhouettes!!! I LOVE your valentine deer – it’s is adorable! :) Julia
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  2. So pretty, Mary Beth! I see these animal silhouettes everywhere! I just haven’t found a way to make them fit with my home, whatever style it is! Thanks so much for joining us on our Valentine’s Tour!

  3. So cute!

    Wonderful to be co-hosting with you.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  4. Now that is adorable! You are so creative!
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  5. Oh my, this is the cutest thing! Sharing on my FB page this week ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie

  6. What a beautiful project!
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  7. This is just so sweet! I can’t wait to print and use. Girl has to have some glitter in her life!!! XXOO Christy
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  8. OK… that is Adorable! Pinning to my Valentine’s group board… Love it!
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  9. That turned out great Mary Beth, thanks for posting your tutorial!
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  10. What a cute craft Mary Beth!

  11. Gorgeous Mary Beth!! I love deer graphics – this is so pretty!!
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  12. This is so pretty and it doesn’t have to be just for Valentines if you change up the color of the glitter! I prefer the barnwood frame…love! Thanks for sharing! XO
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