I remember watching this slightly goofy candy commercial.
A few years back, when I was a wee lass.
In the commercial, one person would be gaily strolling along the sidewalk, eating out of an open jar of peanut butter. (A common occurence.) And another equally happy person would be walking in the opposite direction eating a chocolate bar. Somehow, the chocolate bar eating person would slip (on an errant banana peel, perhaps?) and fall into the peanut butter loving person.
The serendipitous result was that the chocolate and peanut butter squished together. Each person then tried tasting their chocolate and peanut butter mix with great delight.
And thus, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
I experienced a happy crafting mix, myself, with my love of chalkboard paint and my first attempt at string art. (And I didn’t even need to slip on a banana peel to do it.) It was a perfect craft pairing to further my current obsession with deer head decor.
It all started out with a simple slab of wood. I found it wedged between a ceramic cat figurine and an empty frame embellished with blue lace on a shelf at our local Salvation Army. It was $1.25 so I brought it home.
I started off painting the wood with two coats of chalkboard paint leftover from my Scalloped Livingroom Wall.
Next, I searched for a free image of a deer silhouette online. My printer is non-functioning at the moment, so I simply put a piece of white paper against the computer screen and lightly traced the outline onto the paper. After trimming the paper, I centered it where I wanted it on the wood piece.
I then hammered in an excessive amount of tiny nails around the outline.
Important! Use some type of thick mat under the wood piece to prevent your work surface from ending up with a million unwelcome nail holes.
I used 4 strands of white embroidery floss to follow the outline of the deer.
I then used 2 strands to fill in the head.
Not as tasty as a chocolate and peanut butter mash-up, but still a fun project for Fall.
So what about you? Any happy mixes on the decorating front? Or perhaps, an unfortunate slip on a banana peel?
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