Two Ways to Decorate a Mache Stags Head

Looking for a Christmas activity to do now that the nights are getting longer and everyone is staying inside keeping warm with their PJs and fluffy slippers on? This make will certainly keep you busy for an evening, and allow you to create a gorgeous, festive decoration to hang in your home in the run up to the big day.

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make a Decoupage Stags Head

1. Before getting stuck into your project, make sure you have a work area that you don’t mind getting messy. Using a table cloth or newspaper will help to protect where you’re working.

2. This step is completely optional. Painting the mache stag head white can help to bring out the colours in the decopauge papers, making them look brighter. (If you don’t want to do this, skip to step 3.)

3. Using the gold decopauge paper, rip it into pieces or if you prefer cut into squares. Use a paintbrush and decopatch glue to stick the paper to the mache stag head. You may need to repeat this step 2 or 3 times for good coverage.

4. Once the gold decopauge paper has dried, repeat step 3 but with the patterned decopauge paper to cover the antlers.

How to Make a Biodegradable Glitter Stags Head

1. Before getting stuck into your project, make sure you have a work area that you don’t mind getting messy. Using a table cloth or newspaper will help to protect where you’re working.

2. Start this make by painting the mache stag head with white craft acrylic paint. To have good paint coverage, you may need to apply 2-3 layers of paint. Allow enough drying time between each layer of paint.

3. Once the white paint has dried, paint the antlers of the stag head using gold craft acrylic paint. Again, for good paint coverage you may need to apply 2-3 layers of paint. This is an important step as it will help with step 4 and bring out the colour of the biodegradable glitter.

Top tip! Metallic paint can sometimes be slightly transparent, this is why it is important to paint more layers.

4. Now for the messy part…it’s glitter time! Apply decopatch glue to the antlers using a paintbrush. Whilst the glue is wet sprinkle gold biodegradable glitter onto it and then allow this to dry.

Top tip! If you really want the glitter to stand out on the stag head, keep applying layers of glue and glitter until you’re happy with the overall look.

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