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Stag Head Wall Art
I love big wall art DIY projects. Especially ones that can be done on the cheap like this one and incorporates wood.

Posted by Machelle & M. Published See Machelle & M.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Stag Head Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Stain your wood board. I used Varathane American Walnut and did two coats. I usually use a rag to apply the stain to the wood but this time I used a section of felt and it worked really well! Apply the stain in the direction of the wood grain and apply evenly.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Stag Head Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wait for the stain to dry. Once the stain is dry, trace the outline of any shape or animal you want. I used a stag head, which you can download below. A fox head, deer head, horse, mountain, and triangles would all look awesome. I printed out the stag head and used it to guide my outline.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Stag Head Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace the head

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Stag Head Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, paint around the outline so that the head itself is the stained wood:

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Stag Head Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    I did 3 coats to ensure good coverage. After the paint dries, pick a quote and trace it in the middle or side of the shape or animal. I simply used “every day I love you.” Paint over the words with a contrasting color- I used a light peach color and did 2 coats.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Stag Head Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wait for the paint to dry and then hang up or display your new large art piece!

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