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DIY- Reindeer with gilded antlers

Last week, I shared these cute little reindeer that I found at Lowe's 
that I used as place card setting holders.



I am in love with them and decided to try a little paint the antlers
on a couple of them to jazz them up a bit.




After several questions on how to paint the glazed ceramic
 I thought I would share a bit more.
There is an enamel type paint in a small can at Lowe's that is perfect for painting
all kinds of things -these reindeer included.


But if you dashed to Lowe's
bought a cart full of reindeer
got home
and set them out on the table
 all pretty and ready to add a little bling to



and then realized that you were so excited dancing through the Christmas aisles
that you forgot to stop in at the paint center and pick up the gold paint...

sigh...yep, it happens... you can try one of these as well.


 Nail polish.

I know. Nail polish. 
Yes, I tried it and yes, it worked. 
Just paint it on and let it dry. 
Note: I think the finish will be a bit lighter and more 'see through' than a paint 
but it probably depends on what type of polish you use.

 Craft store paint. 

It's a perfect solution when there is a specific type of color that you would like and you don't need a whole can of it- plus if you are anything like me- you already have a few of them on hand.




So no matter which way you go-
 giving your reindeer or any other little ornaments a glamorous makeover is easy.


If you would like to see the original post-
 you can find it HERE

So what do you think? 
Do you prefer them au natural in all white or with a little bit of gilding on their antlers?

I am busy the next couple of days working on creating some holiday magic
for some very special boys and girls this week

 So the simple or not so simple question of the day is:

When you were a child, 
what did your ideal Christmas room look like?

;)


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8 comments

  1. I need to get to lowe's and pick up a couple. I love, love, love these.

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  2. These are darling! Nail polish?! I like the gilded ones much more than just white...they seem more like Christmas than just fall.

    Jane x

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  3. Love the reindeer! I use nail polish for lots of small projects...it's inexpensive and comes in hundreds of colors and finishes, i.e. glitter!

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  4. Oh my gosh, cutest things ever! I have to get my butt over to Lowe's. =)

    Jeanine

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  5. These reindeer are so cute i have got to get some.Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  6. So dear, (deer) Courtney. A beautiful little touch to a table that will be grand, I know..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  7. I think they're fantastic! Nail polish is an inspired idea, I have gilded silver and gold acrylic paint - with iridescence - it takes a couple layers - wonderful options and the deer heads are exquisite!
    Kathy

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