DIY Animal Plaque Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE

DIY Animal Plaque Ornaments

Oh, Deer…

Here at REstyleSOURCE, we can always appreciate a unique Christmas tree ornament. After all, there is a history behind them. From traditional ornaments passed down through generations of family, to the one that you won at a white elephant gift exchange party, to baby’s first ornament, your Christmas tree has a way of holding all of your family memories and history during the most special time of the year. We love a good variety, however, so it’s always nice to make a few of your own ornaments as well! Whether they are fun, goofy, or elegant, we think that everyone should have a few handcrafted ornaments on their tree…which is why we love this DIY project from My Sweet Savannah! Never short on ideas, she found matching deer ornaments at her local thrift store and decided to embellish them in a unique way. While you may not find the same ones, these DIY animal plaque ornaments will work with any little animal trinkets, statues, or ornaments that you are able to find. Put some Christmas tunes on and make an event of it! Materials and instructions listed below.

DIY Animal Plaque Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: c/o My Sweet Savannah

Materials Needed:

• Vintage looking scrapbook paper     • Pencil      • Mod Podge        • Sandpaper

• Electric Drill     • Annie Sloan Dark Wax     • Rag     • Ribbon or Twine    • Liquid Nails

• Small animal ornaments/trinkets to mount on the plaques (a head will work best)

• Small unfinished wooden shield plaques (can be found at JoAnn Fabrics)

DIY Animal Plaque Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE
PHOTO: c/o My Sweet Savannah
  1. The first step was to cut the paper to fit the tops of the plaques. I did this by flipping the plaques over and tracing around them with pencil onto the paper and cutting out. Mod podge your paper onto the plaques.
  2. Any excess paper can be sanded off. This step also helps create a worn vintage look.
  3. Drill holes through the tops of each one so you can hang them as ornaments on your tree.
  4. The next step is to age them. I used Annie Sloan dark wax and a rag, but you can also use stain.
    Go over the outside edges and smudge it onto the paper a bit as well. Let dry.
  5. Use ribbon, or twine to tie a bow. I used liquid nails to attach the deer to the center of each plaque and let them dry overnight.
  6. Once they are completely dry, hang them on your tree and admire them!

DIY Animal Plaque Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: c/o My Sweet Savannah

DIY Animal Plaque Ornaments | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: c/o My Sweet Savannah


Woodinville, WA

Melaine Thompson's passion for DIY projects and interior design started when she was a little girl. She is a market editor for Souvenir, a lifestyle magazine. Melaine created her blog to help spread her passion for design, and hopefully give some of you some ideas on creating the home of your dreams.

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