DIY Mounted Deer Head

Oh “Deer!”  If you have opened a catalog or interior design magazine recently, you will notice that antlers and taxidermy sculpture of any type is very popular right now.  They can be found in the form of deer, bull, ram, and even moose!


You can purchase them at many retailers right now from ZGallerie, to West Elm, to Target and they vary in price depending on  the size.

These are a really fun accessory, especially around the holidays.  However, they are definitely trendy and can be expensive.

So, a few years ago, I decided to make my own.  It was so cheap and easy to do, I won’t feel bad taking it down when the trend is over.

If you would like to try this trend with minimal investment, here is what I did.  I am sorry, but no pictures because I did this so long ago.

First, I found a paper mache reindeer similar to this at Michael’s.  I think my mom had about 10 of them in the 90’s!  I look at them totally different now!!

Next, I got my saw out and chopped the head off.  Yes, I might not be getting any presents from Santa anymore!  I used the wall as a reference to see how much I should chop off to see how it would sit on the wall.

Finally, I spray painted it high gloss white and used a simple nail to hang it on the wall. I put a gallery frame around mine, but the possibilities are endless!

Such an easy and inexpensive way to work the tend into your regular or holiday decorating!

What do you think?  Are you sold on this trend?  Too hunting lodge for you?  I think it is a great way to add a bit of modern whimsy to any type of decor.



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