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DIY FAUX DEER HEAD MOUNT!

This comes from www.chroniclebooks.com .  Save a deer make one out of cardboard and paper. I thing this is a real cool tutorial.  You could even make it more Christmasy by using some sort of holiday wrapping paper. 


Oh Dear, Deer Head
Excerpted from Dorm Decor (available May 2009)
For the animal lover, activist, or simply anyone with a sense of humor, this faux buck will make any dorm-room dweller proud. Hang a scarf or hat on his antlers, keeping floors free and clear, or use him as witty wall art.



YOU’LL NEED:



Deer templates
1 20″ x 30″ piece (3/16″-thick) foam core
1 6″ x 7″ piece (1/2″-thick) foam core
60″ length (30″-wide) wrapping paper
1 6″ x 7″ piece of contrasting paper
Craft knife
Cutting board
Spray adhesive
Picture-frame hanging wire
Awl


Make the pieces

1. Using the deer templates:
From the 3/16″ thick foam core, cut:
2 deer heads
1 deer body
1 deer nose
1 deer antler
From the 1/2″ thick foam core, cut:
1 mounting board


Cover the pieces

2. Using spray adhesive, spray one si…

UP HELLY Aa-EUROPES LARGEST FIRE FESTIVAL, FROM THE SHETLAND ISLANDS!!!

The History of Up Helly Aa

    Up Helly Aa is a relatively modern festival. There is some evidence that people in rural Shetland celebrated the 24th day after Christmas as "Antonsmas" or "Up Helly Night", but there is no evidence that their cousins in Lerwick did the same. The emergence of Yuletide and New Year's festivities in the town seems to post date the Napoleonic Wars, when soldiers and sailors came home with rowdy habits and a taste for firearms.


    On an old Christmas eve in 1824, a visiting Methodist missionary wrote in his diary that "the whole town was in an uproar, from 12 o'clock last night until late this night blowing of horns, beating of drums, tinkling of old tin kettles, firing of guns, shouting, bawling, fiddling, fifeing, drinking, and fighting. This was the state of the town all the night...the street was as thronged with people as any fair I ever saw in England". As Lerwick grew in size the celebrations became more elabo…

DIY FAUX CURLED ROSEWOOD WREATH MADE FROM RECYCLED BOOK PAGES!

This diy comes from www.bystephanielynn.com .  I really like this wreath.  I actually made one out of cones from stuff I had picked up at the Dollar Store.  Don't expect this to be done in a couple days either.  But remember, it's the end result that will look spectaculart.  Have fun and good luck!



DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}
I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings.

Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag}

Materials Needed: Foam Wreath Form
Recycled Book Pages
Lots of Hot Glue
Ribbon to Hang

The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.
Basically you layer three boo…