floral deer head pallet art

Hello! It’s Megan Ballarini again, from Sweet Lilly Doodles shop! I’m going to show you how to make this easy floral deer head pallet art, no wood cutting involved! Two things are in right now- wood signs ( trust me on this ????), and deer. Deers are still in, right? Well I think they are! Hopefully you’ll adore this easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! I just love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered deer art, do you?

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

Supplies: 

• ready made pallet sign from craft store
• deer head
• decorative paper
• paint for sign
• mod podge
• sandpaper
• flower
• glitter
• paint pen

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

Wood signs are easy to make, but you might be intimated by a wood saw, or maybe you don’t have a saw. Or maybe you don’t want a saw! Well your problem is solved! I saw this already assembled “pallet” sign at Joann’s and and then saw the zinc deer head there too, and naturally thought they should be united! To prep the sign, I lightly sanded it just enough so I wouldn’t get a splinter if I touched it. Then roughly applied my paint. I used a Martha Stewart brand chalk paint in the color Antique Sky. I wanted it look a little rustic and distressed so I didn’t apply it very evenly.

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!I decided to decoupage the deer head in a feminine pastel floral. To decoupage the paper on the deer, I’m going to tell you how I do it. I decoupage a lot, and I like to think I’m pretty good at it! It can be tricky not to get ripples and a clean edge! But if you have a way you like to do it, then please do it that way! I traced about half an inch out all the way around the head and cut that out. (Except on top by the antlers, I traced exactly around the edge and cut on that line. I find this the easiest way to get a precise clean edge).

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

Apply a thin even layer of glue on the head careful to get the glue all the way to the edges, and place the paper on top. Line up the the precise bit at the top. Use a clean dry paper towel to firmly smooth and rub the paper down. Then flip the head over and snip the paper up to the edge, all the way around the head. This is going to help relieve the tension of the paper around the curves so it stays smooth. Wrinkles are the devil in decoupage!

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art! Now turn it back over and use a piece of sandpaper to “cut” the edges. Hold the sandpaper at a right angle against the edge and pull down. This will cut the paper so you’ll have an exact clean edge!

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!Do NOT go up and down with the sandpaper. Only DOWN.

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!Glitter the antlers in gold. Martha Stewart has beautiful glitter, by the way. Gorgeous colors and very fine. Apply another thin layer of glue over the dried glitter to seal it. You’ll thank me for this. Unsealed glitter is a mess!
I used a Painters Brand paint pen and wrote “hello deer” in my own handwriting.

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

After auditioning the deer on the sign, I decided to use a different paper. Same process of papering the second deer.

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!Attach the deer to the sign with super glue for the best hold. A glue gun works well for the flower. To make the bunting use any decorative paper or washi tape and bakers twine. I have this extra large roll of washi that I used ( from Hobby Lobby ). Just cut strips of paper and fold in half over the twine with a tiny bit of glue. Then cut the shape you’d like your bunting to be by snipping off the corners or a little triangle out of middle. Use your glue gun to attach the twine to the back of the sign. And you’re done!

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

The color and paper possibilities are endless! You could make it more boyish with dark colors and geometric paper. Or for Christmas! Think of a plaid Christmas deer, that would be so cute! I do hope you’ll give it a try!

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

Love, Megan

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

Please pin so your friends can enjoy it too!!

DIY floral deer head pallet art. Easy DIY deer head silhouette craft! Love this Rifle Paper Co floral covered metal deer head art!

Visit more of Megan’s work like her Painted Floral Faux Wallpaper, we love it!

Easy Floral Painted Faux Wallpaper Tutorial via sweetlillydoodles.etsy.com

Don’t forget to check out her darling etsy shop where you can nab cute decor like her Happy Harvest Vintage Truck!

Need more Deer Head Art in your life!? We’ve gotcha covered with our Glitter Antler Reindeer Head,

Glitter reindeer head art #diy #deerhead

and our rugby deer head sign.

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49 Comments

  1. Ooh I love this deer sign that Megan made! I really like the glitter and floral combination, very charming and elegant.

  2. This is soooo pretty on so many levels!! I can imagine many different looks and shapes! Great DIY! Thanks for sharing at our DIY Craft Party on Thursdays! We pinned all your DIY’S! Hope to see you again tonight!

  3. Oh, my word! This floral deer head is super cute! What a fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it at my Creative Ways Link Party!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  4. I love this! The paper you chose is so pretty. Thanks for linking up with our Creative Spark party – this was our most-clicked project last week! We’ll be featuring your cute pallet sign at this week’s party, which kicks off at 6am EST tomorrow. Hope you’ll stop by and link up again 🙂

  5. So cute and I love the banner draped across! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. This project is so adorable. Love, love, love it. Maybe I missed it, but where can I find the deer head? I have searched several craft stores so far and have come up empty handed.

  7. I love this tutorial! I think I am going to use this tutorial for a baby shower gift for one of my close friends. They are doing a nursery that is modern/girly woodland and I think this would be the perfect addition. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Lisa {http://www.dreamsandcaffeine.com}

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