There is no denying that deer antlers are H.O.T….hot!
You could go to the store and buy said antlers, but here is where that breaks down for us…
- That’s will require getting in the car!
- Get to the store and hope it’s in stock AND at the right price.
- Back in car!.
- Go to another store cause they clearly didn’t have either of the above
- Stand in line.
- Waiting, waiting, waiting.
- Pleading with the cashier to use the $5 off coupon you left at home.
- Come home to find out it seems bigger than what we had imagined.
We thought, “Hey, isn’t there a better way?”
“Yes, let’s find branches and wrap them in leftover packing paper.”
(Do you all talk to yourselves like this?)We joined together with some of your favorite bloggers for a HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Blog Hop with Hometalk and Country Living Magazine. We decided this would be the perfect project.
NOW the process looked more like this….
- Went and looked for a couple of branches (no car required).
- Grabbed packing paper and wrapped it around the branches. Securing with HOT glue gun. (How these are still in operation with crazy lawsuit people, we have no idea. Ouch…ouch..OUCH!)
- Decided it looked pretty good and maybe some poinsettia flowers would be next.
If you would like to make these paper deer antlers here are your supplies (affiliate links):
DIRECTIONS- Cut the packing paper in strips (around 1 in) and twist and wrap. Glue ends.
If you want to make the poinsettia flowers, here are your supplies:
- Packing Paper
- Another Coordinating Paper (we used wrapping scraps…of course)
- Stem Wire
- Glue Gun
Cut leaves in whatever size desired. No template needed.
With a dap of glue, pinch the bottom of the leaf ends together around the wire. Go until your flower is complete; alternating between plain and printed paper.
Wrap the stem in the packing paper. (Just like above)
Now you have antlers, and flowers, and décor oh my! All in the comforts of your own home (despite the minor run in with the glue gun).
Add these to your rustic décor for a beautiful vignette. They would also be great in a wreath.
If you make these paper deer antlers, we would love to see how you used them in your décor.
**We bare no legal responsibility in the usage of hot glue guns. Use at your own risk!
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