Cedar Lodge Winter Antler Mount Lights
Create these wonderfully unique lights for mounting on your wall.
Designed by Margaret Pankhurst.
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Paint the edges of the plaques with white acrylic paint.
Spray adhesive to the top of one of the plaques and adhere the decorative scrapbook paper.
Trim with the X-ACTO® knife blade to match the silhouette of the wood plaque.
Draw a 12.7cm x 12.7cm (5"x5") square on the back of the other plaque.
Drill a hole through the plaque in the center of the drawn square (see photo).
Put the skill saw through the drilled hole and cut out the 12.7cm x 15.2cm (5"x6") drawn square.
Use wood glue to glue the two wood plaques together back to back. Allow to dry.
Cut the Styrofoam® ball in half.
Trim to the shape of half of an animal head using a long X-ACTO® knife blade.
Cut two long holes on either side of the Styrofoam® ball for the antler placement.
Form the fabric over the Styrofoam® shape and hold the fabric in place with the U-pins.
Place the covered foam ball onto the covered wood plaque side and mark the placement of the antlers.
Drill a 1.3cm (½") hole through the plaque for each antler.
Carefully feed the lighted branches through the back of the wood plaque and secure the ends with a nail into the side of the plaque.
Fit the carved and fabric covered Styrofoam® shape around the lighted branches and hot glue in place.
VELCRO® the battery box to the inside of the plaque hole.