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Happy Friday! Today is the night before Saint Nicholas Day at our house where Sinterklaas comes and visits :) It's a Dutch tradition that we decided to carry along in our house even though we are far from the Netherlands. In our version, we put wood shoes (clogs) by the fire for the little one and then put carrots in it. The carrots are for Sinterklaas' reindeer to eat, but we just have our pup Max do the eating :) Then in the morning, there's a gift by the shoes. It's super fun to have something like this in the middle of December so it breaks up the long wait you have until Christmas.
Silhouette Stencil Material
Burlap canvas (found at crafts stores)
Battery Powered Light Strand (I used just 10 lights)
Once it was cut out, I grabbed the negative space of the deer stencil and placed it on burlap. I pressed along all the edges really well. The burlap tends to not like stuff to stick to it :)
I finished the painting, then waited for it to dry and did one more coat. When I took off the stencil, I got all perfect lines with no bleeding. Amazing :)
For the next step, mark where you want your lights (literally or just in your head), and cut a small X with your razor blade. Not too big though, just enough for the tip of the light to stick through.
Stick all the lights through your holes. This is how my back looked:
Now for the scarf. I just grabbed some scrap fleece I had lying around, but you can use any type of fabric for this. I just cut two pieces the same size and then hot glued the ends onto the deers neck and tied them together.
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