Sunday, February 8, 2015

Secondhand Scores Transformation | Mounted Deer Heads

My favorite thing is when some of my secondhand score items that I get at completely different times come together to create an awesome project.

That is exactly what happened with these $.50 plastic deer heads.  

How weird are these? I have no idea how these were used originally, but for $.50 I couldn't pass them up.

I knew I wanted to mount them so I went through my pile of garage sale wood plaques to find ones that would work with the heads. I see these things at garage sales all the time for like $.05-$.10 each. I like to think of them as a craft that never was.
I found two that fit, although they were not the exact same shape. I stained them with Minwax Dark Walnut.
To reduce the creepy factor, I spray painted the heads white. They had holes in the backs that I was able to put wood dowels in and then stick them in the ground for easy spraying.
The final step was mounting them. Since they had a hole in the back, I put a screw in the wood and put the heads over that. I did need to use glue to keep them straight on the wood. I used E6000.

I used them on my decorative shelves that I put seasonal decor on. I don't have a mantle, so this is the next best thing.

Of course the shelves and everything on them except for the fake candles are secondhand scores.

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