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Make a Mounted Stuffed Animal Head

15 September 2011 12,580 views 5 Comments

by rhonda

Okay, I'll admit, real taxidermy does freak me out a little sometimes.  For instance, I know a guy whose wife will only let him hang his mounts in his office, so when you walk into this tiny room there are about a dozen pairs of unblinking eyes staring at you from every direction.  Yeah...  Creepy!  This faux taxidermy project, however, has a weird, macabre charm that I can truly appreciate.  Over at I Love to Create, designer Jennifer went on a thrift store safari and hunted down a stuffed zebra, which she now proudly displays on her wall.  It's so much less creepy, expensive, and inhumane than the real deal!  [how to make a mounted stuffed animal head]

Project estimate:

  • Stuffed animal, on hand or $1
  • Wooden plaque (or scrap wood and a saw), on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up

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  • Vanessa said:

    I love this idea. I just bought a similar plaque to glue 2 branches onto. I’m hoping they look like deer antlers and not 2 sticks glued to a piece of wood!

  • Mod Podge Amy said:

    Um, love this. I will have one next to my college diplomas in my non-serious office that I will have one day!

  • Lady in a Smalltown said:

    A friend of my parents’ created a business out of this idea. She made heads of all different animals, safari and farm, and sometimes even the other end.

  • auntie chris said:

    Too funny and cute.Love it!

  • Stuffed Toy Taxidermy « another library blog said:

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