Step 1: Shoot a deer!
Be sure to leave the top/front portion of the skull attached which is necessary for the mounting.
Step 2: Stuff that you'll need
Crayola Model Magic Clay (Air Dry)
Cloth 1/2 Yard (your choice of color)
You're also going to need some basic tools like a ban saw, a sander, a staple gun and a drill with a couple different types of drill bits.
Step 3: Creating the plate for mounting the antlers to the plaque
First I drew two overlapping circles onto the luan to make a nice teardrop shape. I used a little container and a spray paint can for the circles and connected them to help get the nice rounded shape.
Next you need to cut out the shape. I used a belt sander to smooth out the edges.
Step 4: Attaching the antlers to the mounting plate
Drill a hole in the center of your antlers big enough for your bolt to fit through.
Also drill a hole through the luan board that is lined up with the hole in the antlers.
Step 5: Attach the antlers to the mounting plate
Simply slide the bolt into the hole in the skull and glue it on. I had to use a washer so the bolt would line up correctly to fit into the hole in the luan and the plaque.
Now the antlers can be bolted to the mounting plate.