While browsing through Christmas decor at Menard's last week, I spotted these red felt clothespin moose ornaments for $2.99.
I immediately thought of Becky's faux rust technique at Beyond the Picket Fence.
So first I taped off the clothespin ends with masking tape.
I stippled on black paint.
I stippled on gray and orange acrylic craft paint too.
Then I sprinkled them with cinnamon and worked it in with a small art brush.
I painted the back all white,
And stippled on white paint in spots to the moose fronts.
After removing the masking tape, I stained the clothespins with a vinegar and steel wool stain recipe I found on Pinterest. I keep this stain in a glass jar at all times. It's perfect for touching up any new wood or recently sawed ends on barn wood.
There you have it, faux rusted metal, rustic moose ornaments.
Since I live "Up North", these moose ornaments are perfect!
I also gave this $3 thrift shop ceramic deer the faux rust treatment.
I sprayed the deer figurine and the felt ornaments with a clear matte sealer. I just love this technique. Thanks, Becky!