Faux AntlersAugust 17, 2013 12:30 pm Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Techniques and Mediums
By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.
I created a mood board for our bathroom and one of my inspiration images contained a pair of antlers. I’ve never really considered decorating with them but I thought I’d give it a try since I knew I could whip some up for next to nothing.
The only thing I went out and bought for this project was a wood placard– everything else I already had on hand! I started by spray painting the wooden placard black. Then I tried out one of my new drill bits to expose some of the wood for my faux antlers to adhere to.
I hot glue gunned some branches to my placard then built them up simply using masking tape to add smaller branches. After I achieved my desired shape, I covered them with clay. I went back with water to fine tune the shape after the branches were covered.
By now the placard was a mess. I let the clay dry over two nights and by then the clay had separated from the placard so I popped them off and gave the placard another coat of spray paint. Then I used acrylic paints to paint the antlers. I used hot glue and wood glue to secure the painted antlers in place.
It’s a bit offbeat but I’m pretty pleased with my little pair of antler alternatives in my bathroom of all places!