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This is the story of a poor broken misfit, lost and unloved, whose potential was unlocked by the power of perseverance, effort, and glitter. This is the story of Dapper Deer.
I found this guy at Goodwill and I immediately snapped him up. His flashy jewel tones wouldn’t fit in with my Christmas decorations at all, but I knew he had potential to be something more.
My Goodwill often gets Target cast-offs. You can buy deer like this at Target, but my Goodwill was selling him for 99 cents because both of his antlers were cracked and wobbly. Don’t worry, Mr. Deer. I can mend you.
I took a little Gorilla Glue and set his antlers back in place. Then I used a length of electrical tape to hold them in place while the glue cured. This indignity will be over soon, Mr. Deer.
After the glue was set, I soaked his bling-y antlers in warm water and meticulously scraped off the fuchsia glitter. It came off pretty easily, but it took some patience to get it all off. I waited for a relatively warm day and gave him a few coats of white spray paint.
I wanted to give Mr. Deer back a little bit of his sparkle by adding a bit of glitter to his antlers. This Michaels Recollections brand glitter is available starting at $3.99 exclusively at Michaels stores. While the glitter comes in all kinds of fun textures and colors (I really need to try out that tinsel glitter), I stuck with simple white extra fine glitter.
I brushed some decoupage onto the antlers and then sprinkled on the glitter. I shook off the excess, and sealed the glitter in with another coat of decoupage.
And, as if he wasn’t already dapper enough, I gave him a debonair plaid scarf. He’s such a handsome devil.
Now that he is free of his gaudy blue and pink, he fits with the rest of my plaid Christmas mantel perfectly.
Not bad for a rehabbed 99 cent cast-off. That’ll do, deer. That’ll do.
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