Oh Deer: 7 Animal Friendly Deer Heads

When Betheny wrote about modern mounted moose heads earlier this week, it reminded me of all the deer heads I've seen. Where I grew up in the rural midwest, hunting was de rigeuer so seeing a mounted deer head in someone's home was not unusual. Now, as an adult in the city, I've noticed real deer heads are making an appearance in homes again. I went hunting for some animal friendly versions:

  • This metal deer head is made from recycled farm machinery. The head pattern is drawn onto the thick steel and then cut with a plasma cutter. The head is mounted on a recycled corn planter disk and the entire piece is sealed with a water based enamel. $360
  • "Red" is a life-sized faux deer head hand painted with several layers of acrylic paint and then finished off with a top coat of UV resistant gloss. $200
  • Bucky, from Cardboard Safari, is a deer head and a puzzle. The laser cut pieces, made from recycled cardboard, are packaged flat for shipping. Using the detailed instructions included, it'll be up to you to piece Bucky together before you hang him on your wall. Consider the construction of Bucky your version of hunting. $56
  • This resin deer head has been covered in paper with a brown and white small scroll pattern. $335
  • These feltidermy heads are so adorable! The stuffed head is made from wool blend felts, with hand embroidered eyes, nose, and mouth, and is mounted on mahogany finished wood. $200
  • For those inclined to DIY, here's a how-to for creating your own faux wood deer head silhouette. Using faux bois contact paper mounted on a piece of hardwood, this deer head looks like an easy DIY. Free instructions.
  • The mini deer head plaque, which measures 3.75 x 4.5 inches, is a great alternative for a smaller home. It's also an ideal alternative for the person who likes the concept of deer heads but isn't quite ready to make that leap to a larger piece. $36

Images: as linked above

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