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How To Make A Floral Crowned Deer Head

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.This is going to sound a bit peculiar, but…I’ve always wanted to try my hand at creating a floral crowned deer head. Truly! I’ve seen plenty for sale in my Pinterest feed, but I decided to make my own (budget-friendly) version instead. You may have caught a glimpse of it already in my recent mini home tour. So today, I’m popping in to share how I made it. And, best of all, it takes just 10 minutes to make.

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Embracing Contrasts

But first, a word or two about using contrasts in the home. I love, love, LOVE mixing unexpected elements together.  I know that mixing and matching can feel a bit daunting at times.  When we first moved into our bungalow, I was fearful of making ANY design mistakes. We have an open-concept space that I did not want to mess up with too many competing elements.

It wasn’t until I decided to throw caution to the wind, take some style risks – and make a few mistakes along the way – that I began crafting and DIY-ing some of my most-treasured decor pieces. And finding unique home accessories became a lot more fun. I had finally found my personal style, and embraced it.

(For more helpful articles on blending styles:

More Decor Drama, Please!

So, this season, I decided to add a bit more drama into my space. But it would need to be something that would also complement my overall style which is a bit rustic, a bit modern, and generally fresh and bright.

Enter:  my floral crowned deer head DIY. The idea came to me one day when I was coming home from my local craft store. With a few bags of silk flowers in hand, I caught a glimpse of the deer skull that my husband had placed above his work bench. It was one of his favourite finds after coming back from one of his excursions to the woods. I can safely say that when I first saw it, I thought, yikes! It seemed a bit creepy to me – interesting, but definitely creepy…

But, I must admit, when I saw it that day coming home from the craft store, I instantly recalled all of those Pinterest images of floral crowns on deer heads and just knew I had to use it in my next craft project.

(BTW:  My husband liked the project when he saw it – even wanted to get a picture of it. Said he wanted proof that I finally relented and brought the deer head into the house 😉 )

So, if you too are searching for something a little off the beaten path, why not try this floral crowned deer head DIY? It took me all but 10 minutes to create. If you don’t have a deer or cow skull handy – and who does, really? – you can apply the same method to antlers or gnarly branches and driftwood, or buy faux deer heads here.

MATERIALS

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

You will need the following materials for this DIY:

STEPS

Step 1:  Clip Off Stems

First start by clipping off the stems of your flowers. Do the same for your greenery.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Step 2: Create Floral Crown Arrangement

Arrange your flowers on the deer head before attaching them.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Step 3: Wrap Floral Bundles Using Floral Wire

Begin removing the flowers from the deer head, one small bundle at a time. I started in the middle.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Clip off some floral wire and wrap around the bundle.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Do the same with the remaining flowers.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Step 4:  Attach Floral Bundles To Dear Head

Now you can attach each bundle to the deer head using more floral wire. Simply wrap the wire around the horns and any area that will secure that floral crown to the head. Clip off any excess stems. Below is a view from the back.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Step 5:  Time To Hang & Display

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

Tip:  To make things easy, I used the opening along the base of the head to hang it onto a removable 3M Command Hook. I used the clear version (my go-to fave) which is not visible and makes it appear as if the head is mounted directly onto the wall. And when I want to change things up, I can simply remove the head and hook without damaging the wall. Seriously, how cool is that?

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

I love that this floral crowned deer head is so easy to make! It was a spontaneous idea to DIY and, best of all, I had it hanging in a matter of 10 minutes. I’m seriously in love with it!

I hope this craft has got you thinking of ways you, too, can add a bit of drama to your home. It may not be a deer head with flowers on it, but it’ll be wonderful whatever you decide to do 🙂

Happy crafting 🙂

This DIY floral crowned deer head takes just 10 minutes to create. Apply the same method to antlers, gnarly driftwood, decorative branches and any other natural woodland decor.

 

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  • Michelle
    April 18, 2017 at 4:32 am

    So beautiful!! I’m so glad you shared this one Jelica. I loved it on your mini home tour and I know some people may say it’s a bit wacky to include a skull in your decor, but that’s what it’s all about and you’ve honored something special in a very unique way. Love it

    • Jelica
      April 18, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Michelle – I do love me some wacky in my home decor every so often and this one really fit the bill 🙂

  • creativejewishmom/sara
    April 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    gorgoues! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Jelica
      April 26, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Sara 🙂

  • Lisa
    April 24, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    It is a little creepy but also pretty cool–very Georgia O’Keeffe. I think my daughter, who has a very colorful and funky apartment, would really love this. Thanks for the idea.

    • Jelica
      April 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Lol! Definitely creepy cool;) I hope your daughter likes it 🙂

  • Lindsay @ The DIY mommy
    April 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    This is very cool! I love how you used the faux flowers allowing you to keep the pretty flare on such a masculine piece for a long period of time. Very pretty!

    • Jelica
      April 26, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      The pairing is definitely part of what makes this work. I do love using faux flowers. They make them so life-like these days that it’s hard not to buy up a bunch and do a lot of fun, long-lasting crafts with them. I have a small stash in my basement waiting to be used for my next craft project 🙂

  • Desiree Campbell
    April 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    This is seriously adorable!
    You are my BEST FRIDAY FEATURE favorite… Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
    XO

    • Jelica
      April 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Thanks so much Desiree! There are so many great DIY’s on your link party – I take that as a real compliment!

  • Theresa
    April 28, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Your project was featured at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Thanks for sharing with us It turned out beautiful.

    • Jelica
      May 9, 2017 at 5:15 am

      Thank you Teresa!

  • Mary - the boondocks blog
    April 28, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Wow Jelica this piece has to be a show stopper in your house. Truly original!

    • Jelica
      May 9, 2017 at 5:16 am

      It’s a real fun feature – that’s for sure 🙂

  • Grace
    April 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    This is so beautiful – I love it!

    • Jelica
      April 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you Grace!

  • Sharon@BlueWillowHouse
    April 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I’ve never seen a prettier deer head. You did a beautiful job on this project. Thank you for sharing your deer head at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

    • Jelica
      May 9, 2017 at 5:17 am

      Thanks very much Sharon!

  • Erin - Suburban simplicity
    May 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Hello there! This is just adorable. Thanks for linking at at Welcome Home Wednesdays! You’re my feature tomorrow! Congrats!

    • Jelica
      May 3, 2017 at 6:02 am

      That’s fantastic Erin! Thank you 🙂

  • TidyMom
    May 6, 2017 at 7:23 am

    i love this! I’m working on decorating our finished basement and I have just the spot for this!!

    • Jelica
      May 7, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Glad you liked it! I think all basements need a unique piece like this 😉 Would love to see the finished product 🙂