DIY Faux Branch Antlers and a Free Printable

Hey there! I hope you had a great holiday weekend! Ours was quiet but nice with a couple days of beautiful weather. We took full advantage and spent most of our time outside cleaning up the yard and doing a little outdoor holiday decorating.  

I’ve been on a crazy crafting kick lately (I shared my mercury glass ornaments last week) and thought I’d share another easy project I just did that I found while lurking on Pinterest, DIY faux branch antlers. I’m also offering you a free holiday printable at the end of the post.

Holiday decorating has been in full swing in our house for the last few weeks, and I was trying to add a little holiday color to our small entryway, so I thought faux branch antlers would be the perfect addition. 

A fun DIY craft project to add a little holiday decor to your home using fabric and branches from your yard. | www.chatfieldcourt.com

Perfect for me because it’s a quick and easy craft and it only cost a couple of bucks to make (sorry, couldn’t resist ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

It’s the ideal craft for this impatient crafter. 

Yes…I’m impatient when it comes to most projects. I’ll try anything but if it’s not easy, or if it takes too long to do, I lose interest and move onto something else. Because of that one tiny, little flaw (and it’s my only flaw ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), I have a lot of unfinished craft projects laying around. 

This one, though, made the cut. 

Supplies

  • wooden plaque
  • fabric
  • stapler
  • spray adhesive
  • scissors
  • sticks
  • hot glue
  • twine
  • small finish nails

My first thought was to use spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the wood plaque, but it was a fail. The fabric stuck but I had a hard time getting the lines straight and I knew that if they weren’t straight, it would drive me nuts. It’s the perfectionist side of me, I guess.

A DIY faux branch antler craft. A quick, easy and cheap project using branches from your yard.So, round 2 was with the stapler. I didn’t bother removing the glued on fabric, I just stapled another piece right over it. It worked out well and I was able to keep all of the lines straight. 

A DIY faux branch antler craft. A quick, easy and cheap project using scrap fabric and branches from your yard.I wanted to finish off the back so I cut and fit 2 scrap pieces of fabric and used spray adhesive to attach it. 

DIY faux branch antler craft. A quick, easy and cheap project.It’s not pretty but it covers the wood in the back.

A DIY faux branch antler craft. A quick, easy and cheap project.A little walk around the yard with Finn, and I found the perfect branch “antlers”. 

A DIY faux branch antler craft. A quick, easy and cheap project using scrap fabric and branches.Attaching them ended up being the tricky part.

I tried using hot glue to hold the sticks on the plaque, but it didn’t work. 

A DIY faux branch antler craft. A quick, easy and cheap project using scrap fabric.So I added a small finish nail at the bottom of each stick. 

To hide the nails and add a bit more stability, I used hot glue and some twine. 

A DIY faux branch antler craft. So easy to do.

A couple of  3M velcro strips to hang it up and our faux “antlers” are done. 

A DIY craft project to add a little holiday decor to your home using fabric and branches from your yard. | www.chatfieldcourt.com So easy and, even though I hit a few snags, it was a really quick craft.

 

Speaking of antlers…

I wanted to thank you all for stopping by every time I post. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the thoughtful comments and emails I get from so many of you. Your support and comments are what keeps me going, and I wanted to offer you a small token of my appreciation, a free printable that I created for the holidays.

DIY | Projects | Printable | Crafts | Decorations | Deer | www.chatfieldcourt.comIf you want to download it, just click on the picture below and a new tab will open. From there you can download it. 

Sleigh Bells Ring Printable


Make sure you stop back in on Thursday. I’m part of the Home For The Holidays blog tour. It’s running all this week and I’ll be sharing our home decorated for the holidays.

xmas-home-tour-logoThanks again for stopping in. Have a great week!!!

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22 Comments

  1. Melanie
    Monday,November 28, 2016 / 7:35 am

    Looks great!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 30, 2016 / 3:32 am

      Thanks Melanie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jean ann
    Monday,November 28, 2016 / 8:43 am

    Unique! Love it.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 30, 2016 / 3:32 am

      Thanks, I appreciate it!

  3. Monday,November 28, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Kristi, those antlers are perfect! Love them paired up with plaid. The free printable, awesome, thanks!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 30, 2016 / 3:33 am

      Thanks so much, Cristina, I appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Debbie H
    Monday,November 28, 2016 / 9:41 am

    What a cute idea. So much better than my ex husbands real antlers. LOL
    Looking forward to your day on the holiday tour.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 30, 2016 / 3:33 am

      Thanks Debbie. I’m not a fan of the real ones either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Monday,November 28, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Cute! I love the printable, too! Ho ho ho!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 30, 2016 / 3:36 am

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  6. Monday,November 28, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    This is super cute! WIsh I did this for my home this year!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 30, 2016 / 3:39 am

      Thanks Vel! Love what you did with your tree this year.

  7. Phyllis Cooke
    Thursday,December 1, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Happy Holidays to you and Roger. Your decorations are beautiful. Everything looks so festive. Have a wonderful 1st Christmas in the new cottage.

    • Kristi
      Friday,December 2, 2016 / 1:06 am

      Thanks Phyllis! Happy holidays to you and Dwight as well. Hope all is well with you.

  8. Tuesday,December 13, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    OMG, cute, cute, cute! This is such a great idea!

    Tania

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 15, 2016 / 3:57 am

      Thanks Tania, I appreciate it!

  9. Friday,December 16, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Hi Kristi! I really love those antlers! How creative and cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 17, 2016 / 3:19 am

      Thanks so much, Angie! Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tuesday,December 20, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I need one of these year round ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love it! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared. Happy Holidays!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 22, 2016 / 3:16 am

      Thanks so much, Theresa! This really was a cheap and easy DIY. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy Holidays!!!

  11. Friday,December 23, 2016 / 5:41 am

    What a super cool idea! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

    • Kristi
      Friday,December 23, 2016 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Sherry! Happy Holidays!!!

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