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I have always wanted a Cardboard Deer Head like the ones you see at trendy shops or at http://www.cardboardsafari.com/shop/product_cbs1002.php 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?

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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Claptrap1 year ago

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

DXF file available if anyone wants it.

MelodyS9 Claptrap23 hours ago

Hi there! Are you still offering the DFX file of your deer head after it has been so popular? If so, I'd love a copy of it. melo.smi@gmail.com Thanks a bunch in advance!!!!! -Melody

Would also much appreciate a copy of your file. Thank you

Do you still have the DXF file to send?

Please to naooor@gmail.com

do you have the DXF file still?

I would like to get the DFX File as well.

Many Thanks Joe


Wow! thats awesome. I'm also very interessted in the DXF file, would be so nice if you send it to me --> sant_one@web.de. Thanks

hey i was wondering if you still have the 3mm plywood files still and was wondering if you could send to me at theglassraven@gmail.com

SamR17 Claptrap2 months ago

Looks Great, would love the dxf's if still available?

Somewhat late to the party. If the dxf file is still available, I would like a copy.

I would like to receive your DXF file ! I will appreciate it, thank you! juankplaytek@gmail.com

I would like to receive a DXF file of this deer-head, thank you very much! sylvieanne8@gmail.com

do you mind sending me a copy of the DXF file? e97lewis@gmail.com

MarciaW1 Claptrap3 months ago

marciaranae@hotmail.com :) 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 esclapezdesign@gmail.com

Many thanks!

tee5585 Claptrap4 months ago

Yes please! Please email a template to everoblivious@gmail.com

That looks fantastic!

to: Claptrap

Could you please e-mail the DXF file to errorscream@gmail.com?

Thank You so much.

tonyfish Claptrap5 months ago

yes please tony @ fablablondon (dot) org

thank you

Pretty please for the dxf file.thank you...jessa.l.jones@gmail.com

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) gmail.com

cheeeca Claptrap5 months ago

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

sgreige Claptrap5 months ago

I will be grateful for file.


Saulmx87 Claptrap6 months ago

Can you please send me the DXF file to gonzaul_muppet@hotmail.com Thank You!!!

Could you please email me the file!! eckern92@gmail.com :) thank you!!

dond3 Claptrap6 months ago

Could you please e-mail the DXF file to krishnagadia@yahoo.co.in

Thank You so much.

email me the DXF gabe_gemberling@yahoo.com

can i also have the dxf file plz



Is it possible that you can maybe send me the dxf file for 3mm plywood to maritsasteyn@hotmail.com ?

Kind Regards

Bebecca1 Claptrap7 months ago

Hi, Is there any way you could send the DXF file to thebirdsandtheteas@gmail.com please?

Thanks so much!

Can you please send be the DXF file at fermatrix@outlook.com . Thanks!

Can you please send be the DXF file
Hi! Want your DXF file please! Thanks !! bbchatton@gmail.com
BettyM1 Claptrap8 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. sandra.bryant@stft.nhs.uk

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) gmail.com

thanx a lot! and merry christmas ;)


Are you able to send me the updated file?


Thank you :)

Jia Fang Claptrap8 months ago

Hi I really want one, could you mind sent the file to email: fj3166@gmail.com

Many thanks!

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