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