A Golden Antler Ornament Display

What would you do with an old antler if you found one?

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that was by the way attached to a partial skull?

Well you start off by cutting off the skull... ewww!

I used my table saw... and let me tell you it was not a good smell.

Next, using E6000 glue and a screw I attached the antler to a piece of wood... I've added affiliate links in bold to help you complete this project.

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Now comes the fun part... 

I painted the antler with gold Rub and Buff, (this link is an alternative to the costly brands)... Instant gorgeous!!

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This stuff is amazing! It gives a metallic look to anything. 

I've used it on metal hardware..... wood... and now an antler.

Rub and Buff comes in a variety of different colors and each one gives a beautiful finish.

Rub a little on to give anything a little bling.

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These golden antlers are a great place to hang a special ornament...

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A jewelry display, or just modern decor like my client did on her mantel when the holidays are over.

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That old reindeer would be proud.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Wow, you're much braver than I am! Not sure I would have had it in me to saw that thing off! Yours looks fabulous with the gold.

  2. I must admit ewww is what I was thinking at the beginning but, the Antler came out beautiful! Gilding Wax is now on my shopping list!

  3. So where did you even GET a single antler attached to a partial skull? Walk around the forest much??

    1. Hahaha Not even any forests around here Linda.... I found it in a thrift store :)


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