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How to make twig antlers for your wall
Inspired by these lovely pieces, I created a method for making something similar to mount on my wall. You may have noticed my deer obsession. My awesome sister-in-law did and so bought me an incredible floral collage deer print from Urban Outfitters as a house warming gift. I'd already been planning to make these twig antlers, and when Ryan pointed out how great they'd look mounted with the print I knew he was on to something. I really love how the colors play off each other.

Here's how you can make some of your own . . .

Posted by Célèste B. from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States • Published See Célèste B.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint your wooden mounts. You may need to mix paints to get your desired color. Make sure to cover the mounts with color up to the edges, but you need not bother with the back side.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pick out pairs of twigs from what you've collected. You may need to trim them.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the ends of the twigs at a angle with the slant on the back of the twig so that it'll be flush with the mount.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue short strips of leather cord around the base of each twig as shown. The leather will help hide the glue as well as giving the glue something to get ahold of.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once the paint on your mounts has dried, attach the brackets to their backs.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue each twig to the mount, holding them softly in place until the glue dries enough to hold on its own. Make sure each twig is angled up and out the way you want it.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Twig Antlers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Hang your newly mounted twig antlers on the wall.

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So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
sweet, did you make the painting below too? it looks really awesome!
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