Frame Some Antlers

20 Aug

Cost: $20 – $50, depending on how much you want to do yourself.

Time: 10 minutes – three hours

Materials: Wood Plaque, paint, antlers, hot or gorilla glue OR drill and screws

Not sure if you’re aware, but Shawn Poynter is pretty great.  Some of his talents include: photography, karaoke (he’s particularly good at “Bust A Move”), tomato growing, cornbread making, drawing fishing lures, and most recently, co-creating beautiful antler art.


 Shawn found a pair of baby antlers at an antique store in Clinton, TN and asked if I’d make a frame for him to mount them on. Brilliant! (Disclaimer: I don’t support killing animals, baby or otherwise, in order to steal their antlers for decorative purposes.  The deer attached to these antlers was long dead by the time we stumbled upon them). Yesterday I told you how to make your own Faux Frame. Today I tell you how to glue antlers onto it.  Actually, I probably don’t need to tell you how.  Really, you just take the antlers and hot or gorilla glue them to the plaque. If they’re slightly bigger, it would probably be smarter to drill a small hole and screw the antlers into the wood. If all this seems like too much work for you, head to my Etsy shop, where I’ll soon be posting a series of these mounted antlers, or contact me directly at


2 Responses to “Frame Some Antlers”

  1. Michael August 20, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    Great antlers, but I really think you are giving too much credit to Mr. Poynters karaoke prowess. He’s very good, but would Bust A Move be so great without his partner in crime, BWags? Just sayin….

  2. Ellis Greer August 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Here’s an idea: antlers stitched into a hat. Not very practical, but a good conversation piece if it’s mounted on a wig form…

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