How to Make a Deer Head Silhouette

Valentine's Day Heart-Shaped Deer Head Silhouettes

Have you seen the Deer Heads and Deer Head Silhouettes all over the decor world lately? I have and I love them.

Deer Head Silhouette Art from

I made a 3D Deer Head for Christmas that's still on my wall...I can't seem to part with it... and when I started thinking about Valentine's Day I thought it would be cute to make one ~ Deers for my Dear {cheesy, I know!}.

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How to Make a Valentine Deer Head Silhouette

Deer Head Silhouette Art SuppliesSupplies:  12 x 12 Canvas, Craft Glue, Glitter, Scissors, Cardboard for tracing pattern ~ Free Downloadable Pattern

Heart Antlers Deer Head Download and TutorialFor this Valentine Deer Head Silhouette I drew a deer head and then reversed it so I had two and I brought their antlers together to form a heart shape.  {You can download the pattern here.}

Deer Head Silhouette Art with CardboardI used a very fancy advanced method for transferring the pattern to cardboard ~ I traced over the silhouette with a dull pencil pushing down really hard on to the cardboard {sort of like I did in grade school}.

Deer Head Silhouette Art with scissorsNext, I used sharp scissors to cut out the silhouette and then using a pencil transferred it to a 12 x 12 square of canvas.

Deer Head Silhouette Transfer to Canvas

Glitter and Glue Deer Head SilhouetteI then used Aleene's Tacky Glue to fill in one Silhouette at a time sprinkling on a heavy coating of red glitter.

Once this was dry I gently brushed off the excess glitter and hung my Valentine's Day Deer Head Silhouette from an old barnwood frame.

Deer Head Silhouette in White Frame from Cupcakes and CrinolineI also tried the Canvas in a White Frame....I think I like the Weathered Barnwood Frame better!  Which do you prefer?

The sparkle/glitter doesn't really show up on pictures but when the sun hits or at night with low light it sparkles like crazy!  I love the way it turned out.

ATH 2014 Valentine's ShowcaseI made this Deer for My Dear Craft as part of the "Share the Love" Valentine's Showcase featuring 20 blogs ~ Check out the other bloggers great Love ideas throughout this week.

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  1. Julia@Happy House and Home says:

    SO into animal silhouettes!!! I LOVE your valentine deer - it's is adorable! 🙂 Julia

  2. Marty Walden says:

    So pretty, Mary Beth! I see these animal silhouettes everywhere! I just haven't found a way to make them fit with my home, whatever style it is! Thanks so much for joining us on our Valentine's Tour!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Marty ~ I need a bigger house with a room devoted to each of my styles...I'm like a chameleon ~ ever changing!

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  4. The Tablescaper says:

    So cute!

    Wonderful to be co-hosting with you.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Alma ~ it's a pleasure to be part of this showcase with you!

      Hugs, Mary Beth

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  6. Jeanie @ create&babble says:

    Now that is adorable! You are so creative!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You are so sweet, Jeanie ~ thank you!

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  8. Oh my, this is the cutest thing! Sharing on my FB page this week 😉

  9. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says:

    What a beautiful project!

  10. Christy @ Our Southern Home says:

    This is just so sweet! I can't wait to print and use. Girl has to have some glitter in her life!!! XXOO Christy

  11. Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... says:

    OK... that is Adorable! Pinning to my Valentine's group board... Love it!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Cynthia! {thank for the pin as well!}

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  13. Inspire Me Heather says:

    That turned out great Mary Beth, thanks for posting your tutorial!

  14. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    What a cute craft Mary Beth!

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  16. Gorgeous Mary Beth!! I love deer graphics - this is so pretty!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Heather ~ you're so sweet!

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  18. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    This is so pretty and it doesn't have to be just for Valentines if you change up the color of the glitter! I prefer the barnwood! Thanks for sharing! XO