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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Materials

  • Wood Plaque (2)
  • Styrofoam® Ball, 15.2cm (6") (Cut in Half)
  • Decorative Scrapbook Paper – White
  • LED Lighted Branches
  • Nails (2)
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit, 1.3cm (½")
  • Skill Saw
  • Acrylic Paint – White
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood Glue
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Fuzzy Fabric – White
  • X-ACTO® Knife Blade
  • Pencil
  • Jewellery – U-pins
  • Scissors
  • VELCRO®
  • AA Batteries
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Instructions

Step 1
Paint the edges of the plaques with white acrylic paint.

Step 2
Spray adhesive to the top of one of the plaques and adhere the decorative scrapbook paper.

Step 3
Trim with the X-ACTO® knife blade to match the silhouette of the wood plaque.

Step 4
Draw a 12.7cm x 12.7cm (5"x5") square on the back of the other plaque.

Step 5
Drill a hole through the plaque in the center of the drawn square (see photo).

Step 6
Put the skill saw through the drilled hole and cut out the 12.7cm x 15.2cm (5"x6") drawn square.

Step 7
Use wood glue to glue the two wood plaques together back to back. Allow to dry.

Step 8
Cut the Styrofoam® ball in half.

Step 9
Trim to the shape of half of an animal head using a long X-ACTO® knife blade.

Step 10
Cut two long holes on either side of the Styrofoam® ball for the antler placement.

Step 11
Form the fabric over the Styrofoam® shape and hold the fabric in place with the U-pins.

Step 12
Place the covered foam ball onto the covered wood plaque side and mark the placement of the antlers.

Step 13
Drill a 1.3cm (½") hole through the plaque for each antler.

Step 14
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.

Step 15
Fit the carved and fabric covered Styrofoam® shape around the lighted branches and hot glue in place.

Step 16
VELCRO® the battery box to the inside of the plaque hole.