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

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

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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Print these 3 pdf's with a lasercutter on 300 x 600 mm sheets of 3 mm MDF. Paint it white and assemble. Cheers

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Can you send me the files please.

¿This PDF and autocad files correspond to that pict? ¡Thanks a lot!

Claptrap5 months ago

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

DXF file available if anyone wants it.

Can you please send be the DXF file
Hi! Want your DXF file please! Thanks !!

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 :)

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

Many thanks!

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 Claptrap2 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

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


Hola me podrias pasar el escalado quedaría muy agradecido


BettyM18 days ago

hi could you please send me the dxf drawing.

James-B1 month ago

Here's how the shield and the fittings to lock the neck to the shield turned out.


a copy of your plans would be a great addition and save me a lot of work if possible. kind regards.

James B...maybe I am not seeing it but is the pattern for the locking neck to the shield in the pattern - can you send it to me? That idea is so great!!!!

MaggieL213 days ago

Is it possible to get the file as well?

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



matthew.thorne.1610 made it!13 days ago

Makes a great Christmas Decoration.

newbee116 days ago

Can I get the dxf file at Thanks in advance. Very nice

Hi would it be possible to have the dxf file sent over to connor.robson (at) please

TizianaF20 days ago

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

botanikore25 days ago

simply beautiful

would love a copy of the jpeg

please email me at yourganicfood(at)

thank you


Mofobo made it!27 days ago

Thanks a lot! I took an old broken ukulele to make the base and it looks pretty cool! The deer is made of foam cardboard (i don't know the english name)

Tête de cerf base ukulélé.jpg
Huseyn90 made it!3 months ago

I made of 3mm MDF. Completely handmade ;)


Exactly what I'm looking for :-) love handmade. Yours is beautiful. Good job.

Does measurements fit 3mm MDF/wood if printet as they are?? Or do I have to scale..

Will you please send me .jpeg file.

Vickitimmermann (at)

Thanks :-)

I sent e-mail ;)

¿Handmade? It´s perfect. ¿How do you made de model? Please :D

Thank you. yeah its handmade not lasercut :D
If you want, i can send e-mail all pieces by .jpeg file. You can scale pieces on Word what you want.
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