I found these two wood shapes, one bird and one deer at Michael's. In keeping with our comfort and joy theme this year, I wanted to paint them with calm colors (a welcome change from last year's crazy twinkles and bright colors).
As I was painting the deer I had a thought. I glued together some little wooden spools I had left over from a craft project I've forgotten, and added them to the base. I glued on some mini packages, beads and a bit of rope to give it a stylized pull toy look.
The bird I kept simple. I gave it a base coat in a light almond, then sponged on a pearlized white. Once that dried, I roughed it up with a bit of sand paper and washed it with a dark wood stain to give it a little depth.
I can't wait to show you all the things I've been working on!