How to decorate with antlers and still be animal-friendly
The antler trend isn't going anywhere soon. For those of you who love animals more than you love decor, here are a few faux taxidermy options to keep your morals intact and your rustic decor looking as awesome as ever.
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Crafted using tinfoil covered by modeling clay, these antlers are so simple you'll wonder why people would bother hunting for them in the first place. Attach them to a craft store wooden block to hang above the fireplace and avoid creepy eyes staring back at you.
Antler branch table decor
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Next time you're doing yard work, don't throw your branches away! Turn them into beautiful deer antlers with the use of clay, foil and paint. The blogger behind this idea, Craftberry Bush, uses hers as a soft accent for her table decor.
Foam deer head
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Don't bother with just the antlers when you can have the entire deer head with this awesome foam craft. Used in a boys' room, this is a G-rated design perfect for kids' decor.
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Made entirely out of wire, this fella is a terrific mixture of industrial and rustic decor. A bit masculine, the wire taxidermy would be fitting for a man cave.
Washi tape deer
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For those of you looking for something a little less permanent, a DIY washi tape design is a flawless option for a photo gallery. Inexpensive and equally darling, you can tape up as many as you need for your home and as gifts.
Driftwood deer head
A unique look, this deer head is handcrafted with natural driftwood. Hang this baby up above the fireplace with pride (Loaded Trunk, $95).
Metal deer head
Ladies who aspire to have that industrial look in their home will absolutely adore this rare deer head. Handmade with metal and steel, it's definitely worth the hefty price tag (Etsy, $1,320).
Created using cardboard, these young bucks are available in solid colors or fun and festive prints. They're the perfect addition for a family living space or amusing bedroom decor (Cardboard Safari, $40).
For those of you who want to take your antler obsession to a new extreme, this antler chandelier is just what you've been searching for. Don't worry, although these antlers look like the real thing, they are made by man, not deer (Pottery Barn, $999).
Deer head hook
Looking for a new place to hang your keys? Look no further than this iron deer head. He's also great for jewelry, scarves and even your purse (Urban Outfitters, $28).
Buy and DIY
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Let's be honest, sometimes we just want a real-looking deer head in our home without any hunting or killing involved. To get the best of both worlds, blogger Beth at Home Stories A to Z bought a tangible looking deer head at Amazon ($46) and fashioned him into the most awe-inspiring holiday decor of all time. Keep your own crafted deer head on the wall all year by adding a less-festive scarf or necklace.