I tallied that I wanted to make 18 of the reindeer for various family, friends and neighbors. I had some of the materials already, but would need to gather additional quantities and spray paint. I recently recovered my kitchen cabinets so I had lots of extra contact paper so I decided to use that instead one sheet of paper and spray adhesive. I also had a 7 pack of canvas from Michael's that I had previously purchased with a 50% off coupon. I just had to buy 2 more 7 packs of canvas and 4 cans of spray paint.
Like the Real Housewives I chose this picture from Google images.
I skipped a lot of pictures in the process (I'm new at this). Here is where I had already applied the reindeer to the canvases.
|It's little hard to see with the white on white. And please excuse the unsightly workbench in my garage.|
I set up a spray area in the garage with a piece of cardboard and plastic sheeting that was leftover from the wall project.
I did approximately 3 light coats. I was in a rush so some coasts were thicker than others.
I was throwing a party that evening and realized that painting two at a time was not going to be enough.
This is a more accurate picture of how things looked.
And here is the final product.
Not perfect, but I like to think that is how you know it is homemade.