As I mentioned before, I’m back to share with you the instructions on how I made these faux antlers for my bathroom as included in my mood board. I used some clay I had leftover from my sea urchin project, a couple of twigs, white acrylic paint, black spray paint and a wood plaque, which constituted the fifty cents I spent on this project. I started by giving my plaque a couple coats of black spray paint. Then I used a bit from my new bit set to drill some holes. I was a bit of an eager beaver on this and the wood shavings kinda stuck to the spray paint which hadn’t fully dried. Oops! Then I hot glue gunned some branches to the plaque. I used masking tape to tape together the branches to add a bit of visual interest. Next, I covered the branches with clay. And smoothed it over using my fingers and some water. You can see how dirty my plaque is at this point. As the clay dried, the antlers separated from the plaque so I took it as an opportunity to clean up my plaque with a fresh coat of spray paint. I used acrylic paints to paint my antlers. I didn’t want them to look too real so I stuck mostly with white. Then I used hot glue and wood glue to attach the antlers back on the plaque. I asked my husband (who enjoys hunting and at one point was studying to be a vet) if they looked realistic to which he sternly replied, “No, not at all.” Apparently antlers grow near symmetrically and mine were much too organic to ever be real. Fine by me! I was going for a fake look anyways ; ] I was concerned about the antlers staying attached to the plaque but they’ve been mounted in my bathroom wall for weeks now and I haven’t had any issues.
If you’re into fake antlers and a cheap-o like me, I highly recommend trying this DIY project! It was so easy and I couldn’t be happier with my results. For even more antler alternatives, be sure to check out this little roundup I put together.
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Have you created faux antlers? If so, what method did you use?