DIY: Faux Taxidermy Ornaments

I know faux taxidermy (aka 'plush taxidermy') is probably too overdone. But I still love it, so stay with me, k? These ornaments are very easy to make and super cute. I think they would make great gift tags, too! 

Also, if you are one of those people that has to wait until Thanksgiving is done to start Christmas, I apologize for starting early. But I'm in the Christmas mood already!
I got these adorable animals (a moose and a polar bear) at Ikea for $.49. Um, yeah. How much cheaper could this project be?!
Warning: please look away if you have a sensitive heart. Disturbing images to follow.
Your first step is to choose a paper that coordinates with your animal or your decor. Cut out/punch out a circle (or any shape you want). Next you will have to cut off the animal's head. If you are wondering, it's a little sad. But the end result is too cute to be sad for long. I used hot glue to adhere my head to the paper circle. I then hot glued a piece of string to the back to use as a hanger. I covered the string up with another piece of paper. I thought this would also make it a bit sturdier. 
And you are done! So easy, right?

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh!! These are just the cutest (and most brutal) ornaments ever! ;)

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  2. Loving this!! So adorable!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Bahahaha so cute! I want to make these for my tree now.

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  4. these are so precious!!
    Love this idea.
    Have a great holiday!
    xo,
    nancy

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  5. GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. So adorable! I want to make one, but I'm not sure if I could actually do the head-chopping (I'm serious).

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  7. These are adorable! My family has a lot of hunters in it, so it would be cool to do this with deear, elk, etc.

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  8. This is wonderful...I finally has something to do with all my son's little stuffies that he has tossed to the side and forgotten :)

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  9. These are AMAZING. My favourite DIY ornaments I've found this holiday!

    Summer x

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  10. Poor guy.

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