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How to make your own Wall decor, CHEAP!

Hello everyone! I am very excited today to have my wonderful cousin Brittney show you all a super cute project she has been working on! She is so creative, I just had to have her write something' for y'all. So here it is.. Thanks Britt!

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Hello out there!  I’m Kallie’s [favorite ;) ] cousin, Brittney.  Kallie asked me to put a few of my crafts up on her blog.  So, here you go, doll!

I decided a couple months ago to start a long project in creating a modge podge unicorn head mount.  Like a deer mount, you see.  And well... this project has taken FOREVER.  I, first off, am a terrible artist.  I can get as creative as a stick figures when I try drawing.  So a horse with a horn was quite the venture.  I, of course, found the original idea on Pinterest; Satan's website, as my husband calls it.  They always make things look so easy.

First, I started off with a few strips of cardboard, taped into rings to form the neck, head, and snout.  Then covered that with newspaper doused in modge podge.  So it looked like a bent tube with some weird lumps.

Also, instead of just using straight-up modge podge, I watered it down to a 1:1 ratio.  That obviously made the glue go a lot farther.


Second, I covered the horse head with paper towels doused in modge podge.  This is brilliant; also not my original idea.  The paper towels are so much more easily manipulated than newspaper.  So I was able to bunch up some places that needed to even out on both sides, and contour the eyes, nose, and mouth.  

Third, I added the ears.  Once they dried, I had to fix his neck and so i left him to dry upside-down.  So his ears looked droopy like a donkey.  I sat each ear in water for a couple/few minutes and was able to fix them easy.

Next, I made his magical horn by rolling a piece of newspaper into a cone, taping it, and adding paper towels doused in modge podge.

I haven't quite finished the project yet, but hope to before Christmas so it can be a present for my 2-year-old goober-smooch.  Last things needed to be done are to trim his horn to fit his head, paste it on with some modge podge paper towels, and paste on the final decorative touch of stamped paper.

The mounting plaque was found at walmart; I just painted it pink.  And the paper it actually packing paper I've accumulated with all the boxed of stuff we order.  I had some stencils and used my ink-pad to stamp letters, numbers, and what-nots.  I'm thinking I will put a nail on the front of the plaque attach some wire or yarn to the unicorn's neck (inside).  He isn't too heavy, so it shouldn't be too hard, but I'll have to post again once it's complete to tell you if there was a surprise ending.  Wish me luck!

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Isn't that such a good idea? Perfect for adding a little something to one of those walls in your home that just needs a little sprucing up! It's is going to be so cute when it is all said and done!

Want more Brittney? Of course you do! Follow her on Pinterest by clicking HERE

Thanks again Brittney!

Love,
Kal

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