Easy Deer Head DIY

I am all about easy DIY projects, for the most part.  This deer head has quickly become a favorite.   And it is one of the easiest projects to do!

My toddler is a very active little one and doesn’t give me much time to accomplish time consuming tasks. I am constantly looking for new (fast) ways to get things done.  And without making things look cheap.  I have been in a de-clutter type of mood lately.  So, I decided it was time to switch up some of the house décor.

Being on a budget limits what I can do.  But I feel like there are so many creative and inexpensive ways to spruce up your home.  I am in the middle of repainting picture frames that are either outdated or too dark for the color scheme I want.  We just got rid of our glass TV stand.  It never really felt like my style but I didn’t realize until recently how much I wanted to change it.  My very sweet and loving husband installed a wall mount for the TV.  It looks a cajillion (yes, that is a word I just made up and I’m sure you know how much that really is, hehehe) times better.  We bought a destressed wood TV stand that fits more with our décor style.  Now I feel like the living room area is done.

I have pinned quite a few collage walls but never convinced myself to take the time to create one.  Well, I finally decided to take the plunge and change one of our big walls.  My inspiration all stemmed from this deer head art I created.  I was debating on how to color the deer since they do come blank.  But the ombré was calling me!  Brown is just an easy color to work with and the most fitting in our home.  It took me about 15 minutes to paint and an extra couple minutes to hang on the frame.  Please share with me if you decide to recreate this art.  I would love to see the different styles.

Directions

  1. These wood deer heads have quickly become popular.  I’m sure with a quick search online you can find them from various stores.  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.  You can find it HERE.  (If they aren’t on sale, you can use the 40% off coupon they always have online.)
  2. I also purchased the wood frame at Hobby Lobby. You can find it HERE.  It came with the white frame already attached.  There are so many ways to style this.  You can attach it to a solid wood pallet.  Or even attach the deer head to the wall then add just a frame border around it.
  3. Pick any color to paint the deer head. I chose brown and used acrylic paints.  Start off with the paint color you choose for the top section.
  4. For the next section down, you are going to add a little white paint to the original paint color.
  5. You will repeat this step until you finish each section.
  6. I wanted the bottom to section to almost look white but with a tint of brown. So, I started off with the white paint and added one drop of brown.  Let completely dry.
  7. I then took hot glue and glued the deer head to the frame. This frame already had a hook to hang from.  And WA-LA, you have your finished easy DIY project.

Hope you enjoyed!

all photos by me

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