Introduction: Glitter Antlers
Glitter is a quick and nice method to improve different objects. Recently I was on a flea market and bought a few roe deer antlers very cheaply. :) The most people have no use for them. But I bought them to produce glitter antlers.
In this instruction I want to show you how to create a beautiful deko-art objekt for your room or appartment.
• antlers (roebuck or other)
• glitter powder (gold)
• any glue (UHU, Mod Podge,...)
• adhesive tape
• paint (collor you want)
• newspaper as a base (to protect your workspace)
• clear acrylic spray or hairspray (optional)
• linseed oil (optional)
• an old brush or foam brush
• (woodworking tools if you built a antlers mouning on your own)
• hot glue gun, super glue, artificial diamond (optional)
Step 1: Preparing
First you have to check the condition of your antlers.
Be careful with the dismantling because you don't want to break the bone.
I had to sand the button part of the bone to improve the bearing surface.
Step 2: Cleaning
If the horns are dirty you can clean them with water and dishwashing liquid.
Before you go on let them dry for 30 minutes.
During this waiting period you can work on the antlers mouning.
Step 3: Antlers Mount
The wood mount from my antlers was in a pretty good condition.
To improve the look of this old antlers mount I decided to cut nice edges into the plank.
Therefore I used a wood router.
I also used linseed oil to let the wood keep the dark colour and highlight the wood structure.
It's also good to polish it with wax. The more you'll rub the more the wood will become shiny!
Step 4: Add Glue
Use the newspaper as a base of the table and coat the horn with glue.
You can also use adhesive tape if you want to. I didn't use it because it wasn't necessary.
Step 5: Add Glitter
Let's start to glitter!
Now you have to cover the horns with the glitter powder.
Besides the brush is helpful to cover also the difficult places.
Step 6: Paint the Bone
Use a brush or foam brush to paint the bone. It's also possible to use only a foam.
You can use any color (I selected cream white)
Let the bone dry..... and paint it again.
Step 7: Assembly
If you want to you can seal your antlers with acrylic clear varnish or hairspray.
After everything is dry screw the bone back on the plank.
(Optional) I put hot glue in the two holes of the bone to cover them up.
After that I painted those parts again and let them dry.
Place two artificial diamonds on those parts and glue them with superglue.
Finally I painted the screws too.
Step 8: Glitter Antlers
Now just hang it up on the wall.
These antlers highlight your flat. They are something really special.
Thank you for taking the time to read this Instructable.
If you make these please post a picture in the comments and let me know how they came out.