diy deer head tutorial

this is possibly the easiest diy project i have ever done.
it went smoothly and turned out just as i was hoping.
i purchased 2 sitting deer at micheals.
they were on clearance for $8.99 each.

step 1:
cut off heads.
i took the deer to my local home depot’s tool rental.
they used the chop saw to remove the heads.
{hint: you need to cut the heads at the same angle that you want them to hang on the wall}
step 2:
wipe the heads down of any dirt or dust to prep for painting.
step 3:
paint the deer heads.
i used a white primer and a high gloss pure white paint.
it took me 4 coats total.

step 4:
select fabric and cut to fit your plaque.
i used a leftover backing from an old picture frame as my plaque.

step 5:
glue fabric to backing.
i used mod podge and it worked perfectly.
step 6:
wrap fabric tightly around plaque
step 7:
glue deer head to fabric plaque.
i used super glue. i am an a super glue kick!

step 8:
attach hook on back.
i used a leftover hook from an ikea picture i purchased. it works perfect.
i used a hot glue gun to adhere it to the plaque.

and your finished.
inexpensive, simple, and quick.
that’s my kind of diy project.


  1. says

    Oh my gosh!!! this looks SO GOOD!! I had to laugh out loud when you said Step 1: Cut off head. Man these are so pretty…. I think I already said that. Have you been to Nordstroms lately? At least the one here in Richmond has white deer heads decorating the whole department store. So pretty – and so crafty!

  2. says

    Ok i’m a goofball. I got excited and replaced my signature with the last thing i copied and pasted, which was your blog! haha

    anywho – thanks for finding me! I can’t wait to read more of your blog!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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