Yard Sale Frame to Fun Home Decor - Tale of the Left Out Wall Hanging

We used to have a front room. Or formal sitting room. Or whatever you call it. The room that held our fancy (inherited) furniture that no one ever hung out in, except Baloo because he likes to be alone when he chews on his toys. The furniture is dark grey and yellow, the walls were light grey, and I thought it would be fun to make a quirky wall hanging to bring a little bit of my personality in to the room. So we created this guy.

Then I decided to take over the front room and make it my studio. My all white with bright pops of color studio. And we realized this guy had to go. So now I'm a little sad. This weekend he'll go to a new home, and I'll finish overhauling the front room - but in the meantime I've put together a blog post juuuuuuust in case I decide I need to make his cousin. :)

We used an old frame we found at a yard sale, some spray paint and wrapping paper, added a few embellishments from my scrapping stash...and got to overhauling!

We took the frame apart and spray painted the face, then repeated the process with the deer head.

I used spray adhesive to apply the wrapping paper to the back of the frame, then cut out and layered some scalloped shapes using my Cricut and my Xyron Creative Station.

I used a compass to draw an oval about 2" in from the edge of the frame, then added Stickles to the outline for a little bling!

We cut a hole in the back of the deer and adhered a wood block...

Then drilled holes in the frame and screwed the deer head right in to the frame base.

Added some flowers from my stash - and voila! The wall hanging I love but will never actually get to hang on a wall. I hope his new owners will love him as much as we do!