Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Pottery Barn Nock Off - Playing With Sticks

     You can always rely on some good decorating inspiration popping out at you when you browse through the Pottery Barn magazine or website. Take these deer for example.

      I like rustic decor, so I thought these were just lovely. They would be lovelier still, if I could make them myself! I gathered up sticks, hot glue and spray paint and gave it a go.

     They didn't turn out too bad if I do say so! Making these is pretty simple, and kind of kid friendly too...except for the hot glue and paint part that is.
      You need four sticks the same length for legs, one for the body, little pieces for the neck and head, and two forked pieces for antlers.

     I glued my legs on first. (haha that sounds funny, I didn't actually glue MY legs...)

     When the legs were done, I glued the neck on. I cut it at a slant at the bottom so it wouldn't stick straight up in the air.

      Next on went on the antlers, and then the paint. I spray painted white, rather than silver, because I'm partial to all things white.

      Really, you couldn't ask for an easier Christmas decoration....and its FREE! Unless of course you live in the dessert and have no which case I feel very sad for you. I made a larger one too, but alas, he has already met with disaster. I made him with sticks that were too fat and heavy for the glue. (and I'm clumsy and knocked his legs off with my foot, but that's besides the point)

       You can do lots do things with sticks. I made this star last year with sticks, wire, paint and a string of berries.

      And you thought sticks were only good for starting fires and playing fetch with your dog! (not that I would know. My dog's not that smart, but my two year old does it great!)
      So, have you entered my giveaway yet?? Well why not?! You best get moving little lady, it ends in five days! Go here, pronto!

John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

linking to:
Simple Home Life
The Vintage Farmhouse
Boogieboard Cottage
Between Naps on the Porch
Homemaker on a Dime
Homemaker on a dime


  1. I LOVE this!!! You are SUPER CREATIVE!!! Anything Pottery Barn is INCREDIBLE to me!!! I'm so excited to continue being inspired by you! I"m your newest follower! I'd LOVE for you to return the "love" on your next visit!

    Your Newest Bloggy Friend,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing

    PS I pinned this!!!

  2. It just so happens I have a small pile of sticks ;-) Thank you for the tutorial.

  3. CUTE idea! You're a genius! :) Thanks for the tut!

    xoxo laurie

  4. Those are so cute! I love them. What a great free idea! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great idea. They are really cute.

    Robin Flies South