1. Create the shape of your antlers with the wire and cover them with foil. This will be the base.
2. Next, mold the clay over your foil antlers. I found that it was easiest to mold the clay with wet fingers so keep a bowl of water handy to dip your hands into as you go. As you continue, the antlers will begin to feel heavy so it's important to ensure the branches are well-supported with clay. This was by far the most time-consuming part of the process, but it was definitely neat to watch as the antlers took shape. It took a few days to mold both antlers and for the clay to dry completely. Each day, I also checked to ensure the antlers were drying properly, making sure to flip them and fill in any cracks or exposed foil with more clay.
3. While I waited for the clay to dry, I painted the wood block white.
4. And once the antlers have dried completely, give them a nice coat of white paint. I went one step further and sprayed them with glossy white spray paint to give them a ceramic-like finish. They should look like this when finished (sorry couldn't help myself ;))
5. I had my fiance drill screws through the back of the wood block into the base of the antlers to ensure they weren't going anywhere!
As if they weren't dramatic enough, I framed the antlers with my IKEA UNG Drill frame. And there you have it--my tutorial for my DIY antlers. I love love love how they came out!!! :) :)