A bright white faux deer head and playful yellow pillows counterbalance the deep shade of olive on the walls in this transitional bedroom. The pillows differ in pattern for variety yet match in color for fluidity.
Deer can wipe out a garden overnight, nibbling prize flowers, vegetables and plants. Telltale signs of deer feeding are torn or ragged leaf edges. Deer lack upper incisor teeth, so when they grab a plant, they jerk their heads up to pull a leaf free. This creates torn stems and leaves. Keep deer away from your yard with repellents (Plantskydd works well), an extra-tall fence (8 to 10 feet tall) or a double fence (3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet apart). Toss plastic netting over individual plants or flowers you want to protect from browsing.
Add a playful touch to tabletop surfaces with reindeer made from recycled gift-wrap tubes. To create them, cut the tubes to size with a utility knife, allowing four inches of length for the body and 2 inches of length for the head. Next, cut twigs with floral shears, and then add holes to the bottom of the 4-inch tube and along the top and the bottom of the 2-inch tube. Insert the twigs as legs, antlers and as a neck, then keep them firmly fastened with hot glue.