Taxidermy is a trend right now! But if you are like me, you aren’t so enamored of the real thing. I prefer the faux version – even to go so far as those made with fabric, foam and paper. These DIY taxidermy projects will give you a unique home decor piece without any of the guilt. Some of them are just stinkin’ cute! Click through the slideshow below to learn 10 ways to make a faux animal head for your home.
Decorated Plaque 1 of 10Decorate a wood plaque and then add a deer head made from a foam egg, plastic bottle and wood antlers.
Find out how at Better Homes & Gardens
Fabric Remnants 2 of 10Don't throw your fabric scraps away - sew them together and turn them into taxidermy!
Get the how-to at Vintage Movement
Resin Deer 3 of 10I love this tutorial because all you do is add paint to a resin deer head - so easy!
Get the step-by-step at Sadie and Stella
Paper Mache Unicorn 4 of 10Can't find the animal head you want? Make it from paper mache, like Ashley did with her unicorn.
Get the how-to at Lil Blue Boo
Oh Deer 5 of 10Use the template and your favorite scrapbook papers to make this easy-to-assemble deer head.
Learn more about the project at Chronicle Books
Mini Taxidermy 6 of 10If you are looking for a small version to use for magnets and more, simply cut plastic animal heads off and glue them to small painted plaques.
See how they were made at Llevo El Invierno
Stuffed Animal 7 of 10This sweet taxidermy uses a stuffed animal head for big impact.
See how it was done at I Love to Create
Simple Deer 8 of 10Cut the head off of a paper mache animal and paint for a simple taxidermy DIY.
Learn more about the project at Sugar and Cloth
Modern Antlers 9 of 10This cute deer was made with the simplest of supplies: craft foam.
Download the project sheet at Hobby Lobby
Great Glitter 10 of 10This rhino takes the animal head craft to a whole new level with the addition of bright glitter.
See how it was done at Radical Possibility