Once upon a time…I journeyed to the thrift store with all the children. I was browsing the craft supplies, when I came across this little guy.
So cute! But I had to decapitate him…
His head had a future. Sadly, his body had to go.
I decided I would make something for Michael- a miniature “deer mount.” Just something funny till he gets the real-deal.
I started with a leftover frame back. Any sort of cardboard will work fine. This worked perfectly for me because of the shape. Using a ruler & scissors, outline where you plan to cut.
I aimed for a shape similar to what I imagined a real deer head mount would look like.
Pick a dark color for the backing. I chose black & did have to apply several coats.
Let it completely dry before you go any further. This shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes or so.
Cut a circle from green felt. It should be a bit larger than the neck of the head.
Hot glue the felt circle to the middle of the board.
Hot glue the neck directly to the felt piece & hold in place for several seconds.
Lookin pretty manly so far, right?
Now trace & cut a frame for the background.
Stamp on your choice of words. I used, “First Buck” & initials.
I also picked up this frame at the thrift store a couple weeks later. Thinking it would be the perfect finish for this ‘man’ project I was plotting.
With the help of a little spray tacky glue, I attached the mount to the frame.
Love the finished product! Such a silly craft for young boys. Would be fun for a ‘hunting’ party or campout in the backyard. I’m assuming most major craft stores carry items similar to this deer. I would look in the doll section first! This would make a great card front for Father’s Day or for any outdoorsy man in your life. Have fun with it!