Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Tour!
Some of my blogging buddies and I decided to chose names and make a fun holiday gift for each other. The name I chose was Therese from Fresh Ideas Studio.
Now making a gift for someone whom you have never met in real life is very challenging. You have never seen the way they dress or have seen the inside of their home (except what you have seen on their blog). I had noticed that a lot of Therese’s projects on her blog contain fun vibrant colors. so I decided to go from there.
First I started off with this plaque that I got at Michael’s along with the wooden deer head.
The first thing I did was stain my plaque in Minwax’s Dark Walnut.
I then painted a light coat of Plaster Paint’s Ivory Lace over the stain so that you could still see some of the stain showing through.
Once that was dry I used Frog Tape in the chevron pattern and placed it across the plaque.
Next I painted over the top with Plaster Paint’s Native Stone.
I removed the tape while it was still wet and allowed it to dry.
I then lightly went over the entire piece with my sander to give it a distressed look.
Next I took Krylon’s Glitter Blast in Golden Glow and went over the deer head. I ended up having to go over it twice to give it the coverage I wanted.
I then used Gorilla Wood Glue to attach the deer head to the plaque.
I then glued on a little red glitter ball I had from another project for the nose.
Hopefully this is something that Therese will be able to use in her home!
The person that drew my name was Vanessa from DIY 180.
I was so excited when I got my package in the mail and found out that she had done a perfect job on making me some gifts that fit my style to a tee.
As you all know I’m obsessed with turquoise and aqua, and Vanessa made me these darling burlap banners. One said Peace, one was Love and the other is Joy. I immediately added this on to my vintage secretary.
The other goodie I got is this perfect vintage cup that she made over into a pincushion!
My home is an eclectic mixture of modern and antiques, so I was over the moon about this!
As a crafter I am constantly using pins and they always end up in the bottom of this giant crafting box that I have. I am getting ready to make over my craft room/office, so I can’t wait to use it in there!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
This plaque is adorable – love the pretty chevron stripes. I’m sure Therese was thrilled to receive it. Now off to see what the others sent and received. Love this blog hop!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
The deer head plaque it so cute!!! love the colors and the glitter!!! So pretty.
Your banners and pincushion are fabulous too!! Such a fun tour!! 🙂
LOVE your deer head plaque! I can’t wait to share it on FB and pin for later. My daughter will LOVE this for Christmas. Great tour, Shanna!
Jazmin | Frugality Gal says
This post is so speaking my language! Glitter, chevron and turquoise are my favorite things. This came out so great, Shanna!
I love what you made for Therese. Beautiful project and so happy you love the gift I made for you. I had fun making it for you. Happy Thanksgiving.
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Your deer plaque turned out so stinkin cute! It looks just like Therese’s style! XO
Shanna this is so adorable I want one! Love the colors too! You did such an awesome job!
Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says
Shanna, your gift made my heart smile and it’s totally my style, colors, AND it sparkles! Love it! Thanks for being so creative and thoughtful.
Leslie @ House on the Way says
Such a cute gift idea! Love it!
Megan @ Rhapsody in Rooms says
Ooo I love this so much!! I might have to make one myself! Love how bright and glittery it is!
That deer head says Therese! I love it! I still haven’t tried the chevron tape! Thanks for the tutorial. Pinning! Jeanette