Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

On Christmases past… (and houses past for that matter) I’ve decorated with deer. Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

A Lot of Deer in Wisconsin

I love adding deer themed embellishments to the Christmas decorating. We live in Wisconsin and have a lot of white tail deer… in fact I think that may be our state animal, no wait, that’s a badger… Regardless, deer certainly fit in with Christmas so here are some deer themed Christmas decorating ideas to share with you.

Deer from Christmases Past

This year, our new house is under a full renovation while we are living in the basement apartment, so the Christmas decorating is pretty light… (more like non-existent!) But for the last few years at our former 100 year old house I decorated the porch with a deer themed tree: Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

Deer Tree on Porch

You can see more detail about this tree and tips on decorating it here.

Triple Wreath on Door

For the front door, I hung a triple wreath adorned with more deer, see that detail here. Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

Found Deer Antler Mount Embellished Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

Once inside the house, this embellished deer antler mount greeted you. (I hung it up only at Christmas) And no, my husband isn’t a hunter, I found this rack at a flea market type place…

You can see here how it looked before and how I embellished it. Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

Deer on the Built-in

In that 100 year old house, we had this wonderful built-in buffet. It was so much fun to decorate for the different seasons. This was the deer themed winter wonderland… see more of that here. Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

DIY Deer Antler Candleholders

One year I found a bunch of deer antlers at that same flea market place and made candle holders for us, my parents and our 3 grown kid’s families: Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

The battery operated candles really set them off nicely. Here you can see the details of how I made these… and why they are in the sink! Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

Every year when I set out the deer themed Christmas decorations, I think, “hmmm… this could be left up all winter, not just for Christmas.” But then once Christmas is over, I’m just craving non-adorned, empty spaces again, and put it all away. Do you do that too?

Random Deer Antlers

Deer antlers are pretty just ‘worked’ into an arrangement to add beautiful texture and interest: Deer Themed Christmas Decorating Ideas

I’m excited to decorate next year for Christmas… right now our Mid-Century-to-Colonial-Revival house is filled with tools, sawdust, and torn down walls… but hopefully it’ll be done by next year. (LOL!! It hopefully will be done way before next Christmas… but right now it seems to be dragging on forever!)

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  1. Kathy A says

    One thing I learned about building a house was that it is gonna take longer and cost more than they originally told us! I’m sure renovating is just as bad! When you let go of your expectations, it becomes a little more bearable but contractor’s don’t seem to take that into consideration when you are hauling water, living at the laundry mat, and preparing 2 burner hot plate meals with sawdust in them! I hope the rennovations go well and the contractors do what YOU want and not what THEY want! Merry Christmas.

    • Liz says

      Ah, thanks so much Kathy! Yes, the contractors are doing a great job! It’s more a matter of realizing that we just can’t have everything… to get one thing, the other has to go… you know the basic concept of compromise I guess, right? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by… Hope you visit again.

  2. Donnamae says

    Yes…I’m always anxious for a somewhat clean slate after the holidays. I don’t want the coziness to go away…this is Wisconsin after all…but I do like a fresher look. Do you have any idea when in the next year your home maybe finished? Enjoy your day! ?

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