{How To} Make Antler Art

14 November 2012

Micah owns our kitchen. He cooks, sometimes cleans, and generally knows where everything is. When it comes to decor, I make that 110% my domain. 

Micah desperately wanted one of his hunting trophies in our home. I protested for quite a while, until finally giving in with some conditions. I told him that if we hung antlers in the house, they'd be "Britt-ified." This means "Color, texture and not hunting lodge style". I brainstormed for a while until I came up with something that would fit nicely on our gallery wall and still suit his desire for horns in the house.

I call this: How To Girlify Dead Animal Heads

1 large silk flower
Hot glue gun
1. Strip leather from skull and paint wooden base with preferred color. I picked raspberry.
2. Separate all elements of flower, including stem and accompanying buds
3. Arrange design to find what setup works best for you and covers the skull
4Wrap greenery around side of skull, using pea sized dots of glue to secure
5. Place flower on skull, then secure with more pea sized glue drops, fully covering the skull.
6. Hang and enjoy!

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  1. Haha that is so funny that you made it girly! Does Micah approve?

    The Tiny Heart

  2. Now, that is one way to add a girly touch to some antlers! I want to know what Sharon asked... Does Michah approve?? I think the flower looks lovely. :)

  3. omg loooooove!!! I never would have thought of this! Now the big question is: What does he think of the Britt-ified version?


  4. This is such a great idea, but my husband would never go for it! So far, we only have 1 set of antlers in our house, but my rule is that they can only be in the basement.

  5. haha awesome! i love this idea, it gives them more of an anthropology vibe!!

    Thanks for the follow, ive returned the favor :)

  6. I love this. I've been wanting something just like it in my house, just a matter of finding the horns.

  7. loving antlers right now!!! great idea :)

  8. This is a really cute idea! Plus it would score big points with my boyfriend :)

    Pearls & Paws

  9. Britt. You're hilarious! This is great! And I LOVE the name of your blog because I adore magpies - - aren't they the smartest birds in the world too?

    Newest follower and would love it if you can follow back. Have a great rest of your week and looking forward to reading more!

    Cathy Trails

  10. I have to share your post with my co-worker because just today we were talking about her decorating her antlers! I really love how you decorated the antlers :-)

  11. you are such a doll! Thanks so much for following :) I love your blog. Your pictures are very professional I love it. I have been wanting chic antlers in my house Forever! I might have to do this in my place!! You have great style

    The House of Shoes

  12. Great minds think alike... Except for the fact that my man is not a hunter and I am not as crafty (I cheated and bought mine on Etsy). So I guess it isn't really that much alike :)

    Nevermind. I just wanted to think I was as smart as you for a second.

  13. Who knew antlers could be so pretty! I love this DIY.

  14. Haha...I love it! Way to compromise! How would he feel about spray painting them white? I think that would look good too :-)

  15. Great DIY! Thanks a bunch for visiting and following. Britt
    I'm following you back on GFC (Juneli)!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  16. How adorable! I'm lucky that the most 'boy' thing my hubby owns are some game systems - but what a great solution!

  17. Fabulous idea! I just stubbled across you blog - it's lovely! Loving the DIY :) I'm a new follower, check out my new blog and follow me if you like it! x


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