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seventy nine

DIY Decorative Resin Antlers

As I’ve mentioned before, a lot of the DIY projects I’ll be posting here are going to be dedicated to making semi-permanent spaces more special. I spent a lot of this past summer looking at interior decorating magazines/blog posts, focusing on “renter-friendly” projects and pieces. I prepared some things beforehand, others I’ve been making when I find some spare time in between classes and homework and my job and designing costumes for a show (opening tomorrow night! #help) and sleeping and cooking. Wow, who else is ready for this semester to be over? Sheesh.

I got the idea for these antlers from White Faux Taxidermy -a truly cool (not to mention totally animal friendly and affordable) way to make your room look like a hunting lodge on psychedelics- and this image from A Beautiful Mess.

Antlers

– Resin antlers (or skull)

– Fun spray paint (I had some bronze left over from a previous project, but I think a pastel or electric blue/pink/green could be super cool. Resin bone project part 2 coming soon?)

Simply place the antlers on newspaper and spray away! When hanging, I recommend using nails if you can. These came with handy hooks on the back, but since the spot where I hung them in my dorm is probably an air duct covered by thin plaster I went for the renter-friendly heavy duty Command Hooks (be sure to stick the hooks to the wall and let them set for a few hours before hanging the antlers!)

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I wish you could see how lovely the color turned out in my room, but alas, low-watt institutional lightning strikes again!

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