Rugged Holiday Decor: Antler Wreaths

My family is originally from Colorado, and during the late winter months, white-tailed deer shed their antlers all over the forests, plains and mountains. To unearth a shed antler is an absolute delight, and they can usually be found between January and April. We don't like to waste such a treasure, so they frequently end up as mantle pieces, candelabras and holiday wreaths.

An antler wreath is the perfect addition for a lodge look at a low price. After gathering or purchasing 10-20 antlers, you can begin to create your wreath! White spray paint (or none if you prefer), floral wire and some very tacky glue combine to create a gorgeous, sophisticated holiday wreath for the outdoors lover. For a full tutorial on creating an antler wreath, head over to ehow.com, or for the less adventurous and crafty, definitely take a look at these cast resin antler wreaths from Oly Studio.

Image: Oly Studio

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