Rustic Ornaments: Deer Plaque

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by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Rustic Ornaments: Deer Plaque

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Following the instructions on the package, apply gel stain in oak to wood plaque and let dry.
  • 2
    Mark the placement of the antlers on both sides at the wood heart. Cut off two sections from the branches to use for antlers. Use a screw eye hook to create holes at the marks. Apply a little bit of Quick Grip glue into the holes using a toothpick and put the branches into each hole. Once dry, bend the antlers to shape.
  • 3
    Use hot glue to attach a dark berry in the center of plaque for the nose.
  • 4
    Insert screw eye hook into the top center of plaque. Cut a 10"” piece of ribbon and put through the hook, knot ends together to hang.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Walnut Hollow Small Wood Heart
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Berry & Cedar Branch, Simply Winter 5/8" x 30 ft Jute Ribbon & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •DecoArt Gel Stain in Oak
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 12
  • •Two Darice Screw Eye Hooks (an 8 mm one for the Ornament itself and a larger one for the Branch)
  • •Surebonder Glue Sticks
  • •Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive
  • •Toothpicks, Scissors & Ruler