I saw this fall mantle at Its Overflowing as a fall mantle. The rustic deer head really spoke to me. Last year when we moved in to the burbs I decided that Christmas needed to remind us of our favorite place, Star Hill not a tract home in a master planned neighborhood. I spent a week creating deer heads and rustic elements. One of them was a giant stained deer silhouette but it sold almost immediately when I wrote the blog so I knew that a new mantle piece was needed. I have a whole Pinterest page dedicated to deer head. Feel free to check out my Pinterest Boards here.
When I saw the fall mantle at Its Overflowing, I knew I had found it!
Mantle at Its Overflowing
The DIY is simple.
I laid out a bunch of cedar fence pickets that we picked up on the side of the road a month ago. I only had to cut one to get the haphazard look I wanted.
There are no pictures at this point. The camera was in the house and I was on a roll so I didn’t stop.
I sketched out a rustic deer head with chalk- using a wet rag to fix my boo boo’s. we decided to leave all the pieces loose while it was being cut out. I planned on cutting it out myself but…
I discovered that at the lake house we dont have our scroll saw right now, but there is a jig saw there. I hate jig saws. Hubby had to man it because it bounces so much.
I ran inside to get the camera but Hubby got impatient and started cutting.
I carefully turned everything over after it was all cut out and attached scrap wood to the back to secure the pieces together using a an air nailer.
All in all we have about fifty cents in materials into the project.
I know that this is not something for everyone, but I love it. It is restful to me and the simplicity makes me think of an old home Christmas.
What do you think about our finished project?
I still need to get some white tapers for the small candle sticks but we are just about done.
I hope you have a wonderful day,
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