Faux Deer Head DIY

papier mache deer head via nest

Hunting?  I'm not opposed to it, but spending long, cold, early hours out in the woods, that's not really my style.

If it is your style though, click the pic.  White Faux Taxidermy has some fun stuff!

If it is your style though, click the pic.  White Faux Taxidermy has some fun stuff!

 

 

 

Spending $90 on one of those, oh-so-of-the-moment resin deer heads?

I'm not opposed to it, but that's not really my style either.

 

 

 

So when I accidentally stumbled upon this papier mache deer head in Michaels I knew my hunting days were over before I even realized they had begun!

Don't pay any attention to that frame in the background the reason for that shall be revealed at a later date... ;-)

Don't pay any attention to that frame in the background the reason for that shall be revealed at a later date... ;-)

The steps are so simple...

  1. Paint head - not antlers - white and let dry.  I used a latex semi gloss that I had in my garage, but craft paint would work too.  The finish of the paint won't matter because you will then...
  2. Paint over the white paint with a pearl metallic paint (I used Rust-o-leum Pearl Mist spray paint)  This gives it that glossy resin look.
  3. Finally, paint the antlers with gold paint.  I used a brush and craft paint so that I could be more precise
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Stay tuned to see how my deer likes to accessorize!


You could also decoupage newspaper to replicate this RH Baby and Child version

You could also decoupage newspaper to replicate this RH Baby and Child version

Or use fabric scraps to replicate this repurposed sari version from White Faux Taxidermy

Or use fabric scraps to replicate this repurposed sari version from White Faux Taxidermy