Gold Leaf Antlers

I’m always looking for little trinkets when I’m out shopping to decorate with.  Whether it be a cute vase, candle or a vintage bowl. If it catches my eye, it comes home with me! I have been seeing deer antlers used as decor forever now and love the touch of nature that they add so naturally I need to have them!  I tried looking on Etsy for some but couldn’t find what I was looking for and then I was all “Umm Cindy, did you forget your father is a hunter??” So off to Pops I went and BAM, there in his office was a deer’s antler! It wasn’t as big as I would like but it would do.  I’ve informed him and my brother to keep their eyes open while they’re out.  So here is the antler I confiscated.

Gold Leaf AntlerPretty simple but I wasn’t feeling whatever was going on at the end there. Maybe it’s just me but leftover caracas doesn’t really scream coffee table decor. Here is where the gold leafing came in.  I could have tried to saw it off or go with another approach but let’s get real, if you can make it gold, make it gold! 

Gold Leaf Antler

I started by dabbing the adhesive pen all around the area and then waited about 45 minutes for it to be tacky.

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Once it was dried enough I used the sponge brush to add the leafing. 

Gold Leaf AntlerI’m happy with the way it turned out.  I’m hoping to get a bigger one at some point but for now it fits perfectly! 

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