DIY Nordic Moose

Happy Holidays my friends!  This DIY Nordic Moose could not be easier to create.  Seriously!  You can totally do this and add a bit of whimsy to your holiday decor.  I have a bit of an obsession with moose this year and had purchased a few too many wooden moose… especially considering that I didn’t know what to do with them.  But after becoming inspired to add a bit of faux fur the creativity took over!

How adorable is he?!  I love the combination of wood and paint and fur.  It just adds so much dimension and texture to this little project!  Here’s what you need…

Supplies:

Wooden moose (from Michaels)

8×8″ faux fur

White acrylic paint

Paintbrush

Bakers twine

.5″ snowflakes x3

Hot glue gun and glue

Step 1.  Gather supplies and cut the fur to fit over the body of your moose.

Step 2.  Paint the head and legs of the moose white.  Glue the fur onto the body.  Embellish with twine and snowflakes.

I added a dot of black paint to create an eye and I sanded the wood for a more rustic feel.  The snowflakes I found in the scrapbooking section of Michaels were rust color so I painted them white then sanded them for a more distressed look.

I love the fur!!! This little Nordic Moose is so soft and fun to pet.  You could totally choose to leave the wood unpainted or stain it!  I think stained would be beautiful too… maybe with white fur?!  And bells hanging around the neck… so cute!  I may need to create another one with just that look.

I think that the snowflakes add the perfect finishing touches too!  It’s hard to find ideas for what to do with wooden blanks.  Have you seen any other wooden moose ideas out there?  Please share…

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