Sunday, December 6, 2015

Potterybarn Silhouette Reindeer Knockoff - "Home For Christmas" Hosted by Hometalk and Country Living

I am so glad you are here today and if this is your first time visiting DIY180, welcome! I hope you come back because I love having new friends here. Today I am so thrilled you are here because I am honored to be apart of the "Home For Christmas Blog Hop" (#HomeforChristmas) being sponsored by Hometalk and Country Living! Wow, do we have a great line up of Christmas inspiration for you to see. Come join us and enjoy!

I am sharing with you one of my favorite projects to create - Potterybarn Knockoff's! Do you remember last year when I recreated Potterybarn snowman pillow? It was such a big hit I have to recreate another Potterybarn knockoff. I recreated my version of their Silhouette Reindeer wall art. It's on sale right now for $103. However, I recreated my version for $6.00 dollar and I am so happy with it. 

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Supplies Needed - 
Birch wood
FolkArt Inca Gold Paint
Contact Paper

I purchased the birch wood piece from Michael's with a 40% coupon. It was a great deal at only five dollars. I painted the the wood using white chalk paint and gave it a light sanding. I used a 600 grit sandpaper because it makes the painted surface smooth. The next step was creating a front view silhouette reindeer. Luckily, for me I found one online and was able to download the PDF file for free. Fabulous! Once I printed off the reindeer, I knew I needed to enlarge the copy so a quick trip to Staples and 21. cents later I was ready to trace my reindeer onto my contact paper. Yes, you heard correctly, contact paper. Contact paper is great when you don't have one of those fancy cutting machines. Once the tracing was done I was ready to carefully cut out the reindeer and place it on the wood. When placing the contact paper I used a credit card to ensure the edges were sealed completely. 

I painted over the entire surface and let it dry for 30 minutes before doing the second coat. When the paint was almost dry I carefully removed the contact paper and voila! My Silhouette Reindeer!  

I am so happy how it turned out and it looks great with my gold Christmas theme I have going on this year. There you have it. My version of the Silhouette Reindeer! You can find the reindeer file on my Pinterest

Thank you Hometalk and Country Living for hosting this fabulous Home for Christmas! Make sure to visit and for more inspirational ideas. #homeforchristmas 

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  1. Love it, Vanessa! You are the queen of Christmas glam!

  2. Vanessa, that is gorgeous. Definitely going to try it, and I actually have one of those fancy cutting machines. great job

  3. I love a good knock off! I lack a fancy cutting machine but it's so cute!

  4. Oh that's cool. Great minds think a like huh? :)

  5. This project includes so many of my favorite things: a great knockoff, deer, and gold! It turned out beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  6. This looks so beautiful and I love that your version was so inexpensive.

  7. Hi Vanessa,
    Your reindeer silhouette turned out beautiful and I love the way you styled it too.

  8. Your version is so pretty and festive! I love the golden background! What a great project!!!

  9. So cute! You did a fantastic job! Great idea using the contact paper!
    Borei Design

  10. Best 21 cents spend I've ever seen. I'm grooving on the gold too!

  11. I love your version of the reindeer silhouette! That gold paint is amazing - I have got to use that in a project sometime. Great job and happy holidays!

  12. Vanessa - your deer silhouette looks beautiful! We love the glam of the gold and the deer is so sweet! Just beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

  13. Love the glammy gold reindeer silhouette - pinned to share!

  14. I love it! The gold makes it look so much more festive! Great job! pinning!

  15. So pretty! I am loving the use of gold in home decor projects. And, your tip about using contact paper is a good one!

  16. Vanessa, this is gorgeous! And for $6! Incredible!

  17. I love stag head crafts and decor a LOT. Yours is lovely. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  18. I love, Love, LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing such a clever technique by using contact paper! The possibilities are endless but your stag with the gold paint is stunning!

  19. This is super cute! I am in love with deers all year round.

  20. Soooo gorgeous! I'm so smitten with antler art this year, and your rendition is beautiful!

  21. The paint almost looks like gold foil - love it!

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