Taxidermy is a trend right now! But if you are like me, you aren’t so enamored of the real animal heads. I prefer the faux version — even 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 too stinkin’ cute! Check out the tutorials below to learn 6 ways to make a faux animal head for your home.
I 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
Can’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
Use the template and your favorite scrapbook papers to make this easy-to-assemble deer head.
Learn more about the project at Chronicle Books
If 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
Cut the head off of a paper mache animal and paint for a simple taxidermy DIY.
Learn more about the project at Sugar and Cloth
This cute deer was made with the simplest of supplies: craft foam.
Download the project sheet at Hobby Lobby