Monday, November 19, 2012

Reindeer subway wall art

I know it's not even Christmas yet, but with craft bazaar's starting this month, I needed to amp up my holiday spirit and start making some Christmas crafts.

This Reindeer subway art is probably my favorite!


Remember the knock off Restoration Hardware subway art I made this summer using an old 70's canvas?
Well, I found another canvas in the garbage pile for FREE, and immediately knew I was going to make this reindeer names subway art.

I started off painting it.
It looks sort of black, but it's not.
It's a really cool steel grey.


Once the paint dried, I cut the names out of vinyl on my silhouette machine.

If you are looking to save money on vinyl {or other cheap Silhouette materials}, check out this post I did to find out what I use.

When I placed my recent vinyl order I didn't know I would have to buy transfer paper 
{you can see the last of my transfer paper pieced together for Prancer}, 
so I scrambled trying to find an alternative.

I read a few message boards and found that people have good luck with clear contact paper.
Guess where I got mine at?
The Dollar Store.
You can read about my love of the Dollar Store {and what not to buy} here.

I had my engineer husband do some math for me and he helped me lay out the names with the proper spacing between them.
Helps to have someone around who likes to do math.


Once I transferred the names over, this is what we had.


I didn't have red vinyl, but I did have red cardstock.
I cut out the "O" for Rudolph out of my red paper and used spray adhesive to stick it to the board.
I'm sure there is a better way, that's my easy lazy way.
It worked.

It got lots of "oohs" and "ahhs" at the craft fair but no buyers.
I wouldn't be sad if I had to keep it.
I kind of love it myself.


11 comments:

Donna Wilkes said...

I cannot believe that this did not sell. It is so modern and graphic - I can see it in a lot of different decors. How clever is the red "o" in Rudolph.

ourlivingroom said...

I love this. I could definitely see it in my home. How much did you ask for it? I kind of want to go make one today!

Beth said...

I really like this!

(Am I the only one that doesn't understand why one letter is red though? I see that in a lot of crafty things, but never get it) :)

Jody Lenius said...

That's extra cute! I love that you made it on an old canvas--you sure improved what was on there in the first place. I'm visiting from Happy Hour, it just looked too great not to come see what you made. Fantastic project (and I also can't believe no one bought that!).

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

What a wonderful idea! This turned out really great :)

Jennifer Hicks said...

This is so cute. You did a great job!

Jaime Lyn said...

what a cute cute cute idea!!! I love how simple and do-able this is! Thank you so much for sharing at Happy Hour!
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

A Little Knick Knack said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I LOVE it!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

SO cute and clever!!

Ami said...

I think because Rudolph nose is red...maybe.

Ami said...

I think because Rudolph nose is red...maybe.