As a floral designer I often suggest unique ideas for my brides, that most of the time are things that can’t be bought in stores. This is why leading up to a wedding I usually find myself out buying lumber, cutting pages out of books, covered in glitter and spray paint, and DIYing away for a one of a kind look. With wedding season winding down for the holidays, my hands are itching to create!
I was looking to make a wall piece for my house, and this art piece from Pinterest caught my eye. It inspired me to attempt a DIY project of my own. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, and wanted to share it with you. You can do so many variations to make this your own, and to make it fit your style and house decor.
I started with a blank canvas I got at Hobby Lobby. I used a 1’9″X 1’4″size canvas, but you can use any size.
For the antlers I sketched one side, and used a black sharpie to fill it in. I then cut it out and traced it onto another piece of paper. I flipped that cut out paper over, and colored the backside to create a mirror image of the first antler. To make things much easier for you, I created a template that you can print here to cut out and trace your own antlers. There’s so many possibilities with this, I considered doing gold and glitter antlers, but I liked how bold the black turned out.
The faux flowers I used I picked up from Hobby Lobby, they looked and felt so real! Faux flowers have come a long way my friends. I picked out a peach colored Garden Rose, a soft pink Cafe Au Lait Dahlia, some orange/pink Ranunculus, and some Plumosa Fern.
I removed the stems from all of the flowers and hot glued them onto the canvas. I had the antlers laid out but waited until everything was finished to glue them down, just in case I needed to adjust the position which I ended up doing a few times. I wanted the flowers to look alive and not flat stuck on the canvas, so I glued them all on at an angle towards the center. I added bits of Plumosa fern to the center and asymmetrically to the sides to add some depth and variety of color.
Lastly I moved the antlers around to find a position I liked, and glued them down. (If you use a larger canvas you can have them more horizontal which looks cool too!)
And here’s the final product!
I hung my new art piece below my favorite Jean Louis Prevost botanical
print and above my comfy velvet chaise lounge.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this as much as I did creating it. I can’t wait to see your own take on ‘Antler Wall Art’
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