Step 1 Paint the edges of the wood plaque with brown paint.
Step 2 Tear the craft paper into pieces and use Mod Podge® to adhere them to the surface of the plaque.
Step 3 Once dry, lightly stain the paper with a diluted solution of Transparent Burnt Umber.
Step 4 Cut the Styrofoam® ball in half using a serrated-edge knife.
Step 5 Continue to form the half-cut ball into the antler mount head. A long X-ACTO® paint blade works perfectly.
Step 6 Temporarily place the Styrofoam® shape onto the plaque, for placement, and drill two holes through the ball into the wood for the antler placement.
To Make the Antlers
Step 1 Begin with a wooden dowels and manipulate the wire into your desired antler shapes. Use photo as a guide.
Step 2 Cover the wire and wood with the wire mesh.
Step 3 Begin adding paper clay to the wire mesh form. Smooth and texture as desired. Allow to set until dry.
Step 4 Lightly stain the dried antlers with a diluted solution of Transparent Burnt Umber.
Step 5 Trim the wooden dowel as needed using a saw.
Step 6 Place some hot glue onto the ends of the dowel and place them into the drilled holes. Allow to set.
Step 7 Take the felt and form it over the Styrofoam® ball and around the antlers.
Step 8 Use the staple gun to secure the felt to the place, trapping the Styrofoam® ball under the felt.
Step 9 Staple as close to the ball as possible.
Step 10 Trim the excess felt with scissors.
Step 11 Braid the sueded lace to make a trim to place around the base of the felt to hide any staples. Hot glue in place.
Step 12 Add a bit more paper clay to build up around the base of the antlers to hide where the dowels enter the Styrofoam®.