I recently spotted a very unique and natural décor item at Deco Crush. It was featured in an article called Get The Look, 10 Decorating Ideas For A Beautiful Scandinavian Kitchen (10 Idées Déco Pour Une Jolie Cuisine Scandinave). Nature holds a prominent place in the hearts of Scandinavians, and it couldn’t be more obvious than in the magnificent trophy head made from branches of wood featured in the piece.
Because it captured my eye, I just had to knock it off! I first scanned the forest that surrounds our house and collected fallen branches.
Then using small hand clippers/shears, I cut pieces (that were similar in width) to the same length. I looked for two branches that looked like deer antlers and two that mimicked horns.
I cut two branches to be placed horizontally (one for the forehead and one for the chin). Using hot glue, I glued the antlers and horns to both horizontal pieces.
Then I glued the pieces that were similar in length and width to make up the face. I used 12 pieces total gluing them to the front and back to emphasize the 3-dimensionality.
Once the piece was dry, I hung it in my living room.
I love it! Now, I have a little touch of Scandinavia in my very own home.
It works well with our rustic stone fireplace and the forest outside.
I love my Scandinavian Trophy Head Straight From Nature. I hope this motivates you to make one!