This DIY paper deer head is a beautiful handcrafted work of art. Reminiscent of taxidermy trophies, this papercut version evokes a similar rustic vibe. Go for a stroll in the forest and find a wood slice that appeals to you, then create your paper deer head to mount on its face. This project makes for a unique holiday gift or decoration for a home den/living space.
- Scissors or Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Adhesive-Back Wood Paper – 3 2×12″ sheets
- Cardstock – 3 teal, 1 red and 1 green 12×12″ sheets
- Wood Slice – Large
- Felt (for the wood slice)
- 6″ Red Ribbon – 1/4″ or 1/2″ wide
- Gather the tools and materials listed above. Peel the backer off the wood paper and attach it to teal cardstock. (This will thicken the paper.)
- Trim your felt to fit the back of your wood slice. Glue a ribbon loop holder to the back of the wood, then glue the felt to the wood.
- Trim your pieces according to the pattern. Score and fold along the dotted lines.
- Flip over to the backside.
- Fold the tab of the face over the top of the head and glue into place.
- Fold the tabs on the antlers to the front.
- Glue the tabs onto the back of the head.
- Glue the neck fur to the wood slide with the head at a slight angle.
- Cut your wreath pieces, then glue the red and green layers together.
- Place the wreath around the deer’s neck. Hang your creation on a wall and enjoy!
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