Wood Crafts: DIY Faux Animal Head Trophies

If you are looking for some fun whimsical art for your walls, my faux animal head trophies may just be for you.  These little guys will adorn your wall with an elegant white and gold statement.  The whimsical nature of these wood crafts are sure to leave your guests with a smile.  Change up the colors to use in other rooms of your home as well.  Maybe a bright glossy red animal head for your son’s room?  A hot pink version for a teen?  Yep, these wood crafts can be done for any room in your home.

Wood-crafts-animal-art-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own faux animal head wood crafts:supply2

Faux Animal Head Trophies -- make these faux wood animal heads easily to hang in your home.  A whimsical and elegant touch to any room of your home.The first step is to break out your saw and decapitate your animals.  Look at the animal and decide the best area to cut off depending on your plaque and head size.  Then just saw clean through.

Faux Animal Head Trophies -- make these faux wood animal heads easily to hang in your home.  A whimsical and elegant touch to any room of your home.Use sandpaper to clean up the cut end and get it even.

Faux Animal Head Trophies -- make these faux wood animal heads easily to hang in your home.  A whimsical and elegant touch to any room of your home.Glue the head to the wood crafts plaque with hot glue or another instant setting glue.  A quick setting glue works best because the heads have a tendency to fall over.

Faux Animal Head Trophies -- make these faux wood animal heads easily to hang in your home.  A whimsical and elegant touch to any room of your home.Allow the glue to dry completely, then paint the wood crafts with white paint.  Allow that to dry (add additional coats if necessary).  Come back with a gold leafing pen and add a touch of glam after the paint dries.  I added the leafing around the edges and also dots for eyes.

Faux Animal Head Trophies -- make these faux wood animal heads easily to hang in your home.  A whimsical and elegant touch to any room of your home.The gold will dry quickly.  Apply a sawtooth hanger to the back of your project once dry.  You are now ready to hang your faux animal wood crafts heads on the wall.

Wood-crafts-animal-art-Crafts-Unleashed-1These faux animal head trophies will be a perfect addition to your home decor.  Imagine this little guy smiling from your family room wall.

Wood-crafts-animal-art-Crafts-Unleashed-3This is such a simple project that anyone can tackle it in an hour or so.  Grab your supplies and make your own faux animal head trophies today.  Your walls will thank you later.

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About Angie

Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers. Visit her blog at thecountrychiccottage.net

Comments

  1. Super cute idea, Angie. Love it.

  2. JaneEllen says:

    I knew you had one heck of an imagination but wow, those are so darned cute. Do you ever sleep or do you dream projects? Incredible and a hoot. Happy spring

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