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I have always wanted a Cardboard Deer Head like the ones you see at trendy shops or at but couldn't justify spending money on something I know I can make myself.

In this Instructable I will show you how I made my Cardboard Deer Head. Its not perfect but I am happy with it. The total project took me about 10+ hours off and on. My best advice is too take breaks and don't get frustrated (cutting gets a little tedious).  If you had a laser cutter this would probably take you less than 30 minutes of actual work.

Cutting cardboard can be difficult. Please be careful to not cut yourself, always cut away from yourself!

Shall we get started?
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Step 1: Supplies and Materials

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The Best part about this Instructable? ITS FREE! That"s right free, that is of course if you have most of the supplies on hand.

Box Cutter
Hot glue gun
Tape (masking tape works well)

Optional (but recommended)

Cardboard (best if it is clean, not bent up, and doesn't have anything printed on it)
Template printed off (I attached a .zip file with the template scaled so you can print at any standard printer. Also a much larger .png file if you want to scale up or play with)
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Step 2: Cut out the template

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Start by cutting out the template. (I provided a .zip file on the last step)

Once you cut out all the pieces tape together any pieces that weren't able to be printed on one page. ( The head with the antlers and the middle) Look at the closer images for reference. If you have any questions feel free to ask

After you have taped the pieces together that needed to be, loop your masking tape on the back of the template pieces.
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WildcardNZ4 days ago

I'd love to make this from ply but want to make it about 550mm wide. All the plans I've seen on here were about 350mm wide. Could anyone comment that if I scale this out to be around 550mm wide if I'd be better to stick with 3mm ply or go up to 6mm (which will be annoyingly heavier and more bulky). Any thoughts appreciated! Thanks.

Thank you very much!!

Claptrap10 months ago

Redrawn and scaled for 3 mm plywood. Worked out great.

DXF file available if anyone wants it.


do you mind sending me a copy of the DXF file? :) I would love to try this for my husband

Pleade can you send the DXF file my daughter is doing a paper mache deer for school. Thanks in advance :-)


Please send it also to me

Many thanks!

Yes please! Please email a template to

That looks fantastic!

to: Claptrap

Could you please e-mail the DXF file to

Thank You so much.

yes please tony @ fablablondon (dot) org

thank you

Pretty please for the dxf file.thank

All images look good on this site!!! I would appreciate a copy of the dxf you do not mind sharing. Looks good.

gary.hamilton (at)

cheeeca Claptrap2 months ago

can you please send me the DXF file to chikash1007(at) THANK YOU!

sgreige Claptrap2 months ago

I will be grateful for file.

Saulmx87 Claptrap2 months ago

Can you please send me the DXF file to Thank You!!!

Could you please email me the file!! :) thank you!!

dond3 Claptrap3 months ago

Could you please e-mail the DXF file to

Thank You so much.

email me the DXF

can i also have the dxf file plz


Is it possible that you can maybe send me the dxf file for 3mm plywood to ?

Kind Regards

Bebecca1 Claptrap3 months ago

Hi, Is there any way you could send the DXF file to please?

Thanks so much!

Can you please send be the DXF file at . Thanks!

Can you please send be the DXF file
Hi! Want your DXF file please! Thanks !!
BettyM1 Claptrap5 months ago

hi could you please send me the dxf drawing.Thanks

Hi I would love a copy of your file. I have made the original but did not think to redraw for 3mm ply. greatly appreciative.

hi could you please send me the dxf drawing.

thanks alot

hi, could you send me the dxf file please. it's for a christmas gift. my brother would love that ;)

sfried16 (at)

thanx a lot! and merry christmas ;)


Are you able to send me the updated file?

Thank you :)

Jia Fang Claptrap5 months ago

Hi I really want one, could you mind sent the file to email:

Many thanks!

TizianaF Claptrap5 months ago

could you send it to me too? thanks a lot :)

Hi, i really want to know if you can send this to my email please.

Claptrap would love your dxf please. (at) thanks

it would be great, if you could send me your dxf file


thanks a lot

geryl Claptrap7 months ago

would it be possible for you to send me the dxf file



@claptrap That is amazing! I would love the file if you dont mind. Please and thank you!!

I will be grateful for file.

For any one who wants it..... files available at

Alucietto Claptrap10 months ago

Hi! Could you send me the DXF file please? My email is:


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