The last thing I thought I’d do today was show you a new project.
The last 12 days have been crazy with a new project each day (see them all below this post), but it sure has been fun!
Not to mention, throw in a old sign stencil product launch…
Oh. And book a trip.
Nothing. Going. On. Here! 🙂
But after I took a little time to rest, then clean up the place, the bare spots in the house called for a few more junk styled christmas decorations.
And that’s where this super quirky project came in…
So let’s make this reclaimed wood deer head with branch antlers, because it’s my bet you’re gonna love having one as much as I do mine!
My workshop tour
What you’ll need:
- 3 reclaimed wood boards
- rusty hardware
- two branches for antlers
- brackets to hold the branches
How I did it:
- Choose three boards, 3 diff sizes.
- Slightly overlap them, with middle one on top.
- Screw them together from the top, through funky rusty bling. (predrilling pilot holes is a good idea)
- Find something cool by fluke for the nose. Like me.
- Mount the branch antlers.
- Hang it up by screwing it into the wall.
I kinda flew by the seat of my pants with this one (wung it?) so I don’t have a traditional tutorial.
However, if you look carefully, there are three planks of wood before you. One overlapping two others.
( I didn’t even cut nor sand them )
I used fancy rusty hardware where screws would attach the wood planks together, so you didn’t just see screws.
Then added a nose. 🙂
This is why you always ALWAYS shop the rusty junk bins at Granny and Grumpa’s. I need to go back! You know… before someone else discovers how valuable this stuff is. Including Grumpa.
Anyway, two branches held onto the head via (pipe?) brackets sealed the deal.
With everyone getting in on the moose or deer head thing, I was feeling left out… so I had to make my own. 🙂
For a little extra quirk, maybe the reclaimed wood and branch deer head can become the O in these reclaimed JOY letters?
I’ve seen stranger in these parts. 🙂
This project has turned out to be a blast. It goes anywhere, anytime! In fact, I could use another…
Think you’ll try making one?
15 thoughts on “How to make a reclaimed wood deer head with branch antlers”
What a great project. So so creative! You fly by the seat of your pants just great!
Another project that I love! I love your stash of rusty goodness too!
Perfect. I would absolutely LOVE to have Rudolph in our home. Thank you for all the ideas you’ve been posting.
What a fun project! I’ve been admiring all your hard work the last several days with all the projects. Kudos to you dear Donna! You’ve inspired me to do a repurposed deer head one of these days soon.
Again, Donna another brilliant use of treasured junk~! You see art where others throw away and make it beautiful! I’m so in awe…bravo!!
Another lovable post! You are so creative and might I add borderline genius? lol. I must admit I am slightly obsessed with your blog from beginning to end. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
I don’t usually post on blogs, just read them but I have to say I love this! And I hate the whole deer head thing! This is the only one out of many that I have EVER liked!! and as the O in joy its perfect!!
Haha, I totally get where you’re coming from, being an animal lover myself. Hence… faux also works for me. 🙂
you are too funny donna you just go and go like that pink bunny xx
I have to stay you are my favorite blogger hands down. I feel like we are kindred spirits. Love any thing rusty. In fact, I have stuff wintering outside to get more rust.
You are a junker after my heart!! Lovin all the holiday decor!!!
Once again you rock the rust
I am loving all of the deers this year. I think yours is my favorite so far. I have a junky little deer head to share soon too. Not near as cute as this one though…
Awesome project! Congratulations! Oh, + let me compliment you on your equally-awesome organizational skills! Everything looks so neat + tidy!
I came over for hot cocoa and ended up going back in time to a reclaimed deer head. I love them both, cocoa and deer head’s that is, just not sure I should mix them.