Faux Deer Mount

     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.

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So cute! But I had to decapitate him…

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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. 

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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. 

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I aimed for a shape similar to what I imagined a real deer head mount would look like. 

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Pick a dark color for the backing. I chose black & did have to apply several coats.

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     Let it completely dry before you go any further. This shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes or so. 

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Cut a circle from green felt. It should be a bit larger than the neck of the head. 

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Hot glue the felt circle to the middle of the board. 

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Hot glue the neck directly to the felt piece & hold in place for several seconds. 

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Lookin pretty manly so far, right? 

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Now trace & cut a frame for the background. 

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    Stamp on your choice of words. I used, “First Buck” & initials. 

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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. 

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With the help of a little spray tacky glue, I attached the mount to the frame. 

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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! 

 


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