How to Make Fake Antlers With Clay

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With their minimal aesthetic, these faux antlers are a clean and on-trend decorative item that will work in any room and with any decor. Made from wire and clay, they are also an animal-friendly alternative, too! You can enjoy the look of the horn made to fit any size for any space you have.

(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminum wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Air dry clay
  • Water
  • Strong wall fixers
  • Fine grit sand paper
(Image: Francesca Stone)

Step 1

Aluminum wire is light and really easy to shape. You can use your hands to create an antler shape with several horns coming off it simply using your fingers.

(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)

Step 2

Once one side is shaped, use it as a guide for making the other side.

(Image: Francesca Stone)

Step 3

Wrap the two ends together and cut off the excess.

(Image: Francesca Stone)

Step 4

Begin to press pieces of clay onto both sides of the frame. Build it up to cover all of the wire.

(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)

Step 5

Once the frame is completely covered, smooth the clay using water and your fingers. Try to smooth out any cracks and creases. Make sure there is a flat surface at the back of the antler around the middle to make it easier to hang later.

(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)

Step 6

Leave to dry and harden for at least 48 hours. When the clay has gone from light grey to white all over, it's ready. Sand out any imperfections with fine grit sand paper.

(Image: Francesca Stone)

Apply strong sticky fixers to the flat area on the back of the antlers and press onto the wall.

(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)
(Image: Francesca Stone)

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