Mounted Bear Head

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Many moons ago I attended a fun get together at Meta’s home where she taught us how to make mounted animals for kids room decor.

She shows an approach with newspaper here but you can also carve it out of Styrofoam, which is what I did with this polar bear head. After shaping the Styrofoam, I covered the entire thing in strips of cloth and then covered it with Stiffy, a decoupage fabric stiffener. I had the bear head complete for some time but never hung it up…until now.

Mounted Bear Head

I finally installed it in the kids room on the wall along side their book shelves and other random items. I really love the fun 3-D playful element it adds to the room.

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I still have to get the opposite wall put together but I like how things on this end are looking.

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And as for the rest of the room…well I’m thinking that this spring weather, and this new bear head, is just the thing I need to get myself in gear and finish it all up…

April 2, 2013

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16 Comments

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    Katie

    April 4, 2013

    That looks absolutely wonderful! I’m a big fan of faux taxidermy and carving one out of styrofoam is such a good idea! xx

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    Bon @ A Golden Afternoon

    April 5, 2013

    Love it! Good idea with the styrofoam! 🙂 Sometimes I look at pictures of your boys and I can’t whether I’m looking at your oldest or your youngest little guy! They are getting so much older looking, especially your youngest guy. 😉

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    Victoria

    April 5, 2013

    awesome! i made a rhino styrofoam bust but i have no idea how to hang it. what did you use to attach the styrofoam to the wood?

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    Charlotte

    April 8, 2013

    Hi! I just clicked through to your blog from 6th Street Design School and I am loving the clean, modern look and playful vibe.

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    Heidi

    April 15, 2013

    this is so lovely, this is my most favorite like this that I’ve seen. What a joy for your kids to have.

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    Donna`

    June 5, 2013

    That is the cutest thing ever!!!!!!

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    Carrie Ann Overton

    July 24, 2015

    the ideas on your website…thank you for sharing

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    julia

    August 24, 2015

    beautiful!!!!
    any interest in making one for sale? or selling that one?
    delivery to nyc!!!
    thanks!

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