...er, antlers. Fine. It's almost Fall hunting season though...
When your best friends are guys, you end up with unusual gifts. My very best friend is an avid hunter, and one year, I was the recipient of these graceful antlers.
Now, they looked pretty cool on a book shelf as is, but I always felt they were destined for a higher purpose.
So, for this you'll need:
1. Um, antlers
2. A decorative frame. This was the only thing I purchased for this project. It was $3 at Walmart
3. Decorative paper. I used wrapping paper
4. Spray paint
5. Foam brush
8. Decoupage medium
10. Power drill
11. Hot glue
You're dying right now, aren't you? No scrolling to the bottom!
First, remove the glass and give your frame 3 light coats of the hue of your choice. I went with aqua. Try not to be shocked.
Use the pencil to mark your paper and cut it to fit the frame back.
Spread decoupage medium on the frame back (mine was attached to the frame by hinges,
if you were wondering).
Smooth the paper flat over the glue and then slather a generous coat over the top to seal it.
Squeeze out those air bubbles.
Use random objects to prop a fan over your project to hasten drying time.
Remind your son this needs some serious dusting tomorrow.
New use for Mod Podge...
...and duct tape.
Once that's dry, close the frame and grab your ribbon. We're going to make a "mat", so mark where the ribbon should be lightly on the paper.
Open the frame back up and hot glue the ribbon to the back following your lines.
Determine the placement of the antlers and mark two holes for the wire to go through.
Drill your holes.
Run the wire through the skull portion of the antlers
Thread that through the frame back and twist to secure.
Afix it with hot glue, and you're done! With what, you ask...?
Yep. It's a jewelry organizer.
Whatcha think? Was it a good idea?
Or was it, as Jane says, "total bull"?