I’ve wanted to do a post on these Taxidermy Mounts Kate and I did a while back but with the chaos of the Holiday’s, I haven’t gotten around to it until now! This is how you do it…
- Wooden Plaque
- Fabric & Trim
- Metal Hanger Strap (From Home Depot)
- White Lacquer Spray Paint
- Staple Gun
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hardware to Hang your Taxidermy Mount
First spray your wooden plaque & Horns with white lacquer. Luckily my mom took care of the horns before giving them to us (at the cost of having her car detailed to remove over-spray)! You could use any color you like.
Using the metal hanger strap, mount the horns in the center of your plaque. Make sure the horns are good and snug!
Cut your fabric into a square leaving approximately 2 inches overhang on all sides of your plaque. Next start stapling the fabric to the plaque over the skull of your antlers. Start at the base and staple about ½” to an inch below the base stopping just short of the antlers. To shape the fabric around the antlers, first mark on the fabric where the base of the antlers are, next cut this piece out. Now before you staple the fabric the rest on the way, you need to stuff as much batting in as you can fit. Make sure the batting is evenly spread under the fabric. With your batting stuffed, you can finish stapling the fabric around. Trim excess fabric as close to the staples as you can to ensure your trim will hide both the staples and hut line.
The last touch is to glue your trim around the cut edges of the fabric. This will hide the staples and cuts. And that’s how you can make a very unique and personalized taxidermy mount!