Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DIY mounted antlers


Yes, I have quite an obsession with the trend of antlers. I mean, how can you not. If they weren't so dang expensive, I would have quite a few pair by now. For quite some time, I have been talking to friends and family about my beloved set that I have finally set out to mount. After them arriving split down the skull (not a happy day) and not knowing how to put them back together, I think they turned out great! I cannot wait to decorate them differently as the seasons come around. To learn how to make the hanging monogram, look HERE.


After scouring the internet trying to find a good resource on how to SIMPLY mount antlers, I came up with nothing. So it was all pretty much trial and error. Gorilla Glue was used to glue to skull together, then holes were drilled into the skull and screws were placed in the holes and into the plaque to hold them in place. A picture hanger was placed in the back and voila! They are the newest addition to my walls. If any of you have a pair of antlers laying around (like we all do) that need to be mounted, hopefully this helps! *please note, all the handy man stuff was done by my ever patient dad. Drills are still not in my tool vocabulary, hopefully soon!

Would love to see any cool DIYs you guys have done recently. I need more inspiration than the countless Pinterest ideas that are way out of my league.




8 comments:

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's cool!

xo Jennifer

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Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is awesome! They turned out great.
Go you for going the whole trial & error route...that usually intimidates me...haha!

xo

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it! I need to start doing more DIY's on the weekend to keep me busy!

xo, Amy
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Megan Davey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Where did you find the antlers?

AMY PALMER said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks ladies!

The antlers are from an etsy shop, but I can't remember the name. Tons of options on etsy though!

-Amy

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I... am honestly surprised that I opened this page and came to a mounted antler DIY. Kudos to you for being the first to share this with me! (:

Blicious said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

such a cute idea!!
xx
b
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Candice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Um how cute are these?! What a fun DIY!

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