DIY Fabric Covered Antler Mount
My husband and son are hunters and have antlers they would like to display. I don't love the look of traditional antler mounts so I was looking to find a way to mount them that I wouldn't mind displaying too. This is what I came up with...
- Fabric scissors
- Fabric glue
- Decorative board
- Bolt, nut & washer
- Upholstery racks
First we drilled a hole in the box and in the antler skull.
I cut a piece of poly-fil larger than I thought I would need but it ended up being perfect.
I wrapped the poly-fil around the antlers to make sure I liked how it looked and had the amount of stuffing I wanted. Then i used fabric glue to hold the end to the back of the mount.
I used a bolt, nut and washer to make sure the antlers were secure to the box.
Once the antlers were wrapped and securely attached to the box I used a piece of paper (8.5x11) as a template for my fabric. I used small black upholstery tacks to hold the fabric in place, starting at the top of the mount.
Here is a close up of the tacks and how it looked at that point.
That is the look I was going for originally but after I had the tacks done, I didn't care for the end result. So I glued jute cord around each antler and the base.
Here's a front view...I love how it turned out!
Here's a slightly different angle on a white wall. I'd say it fits linto a farmhouse style very nicely.