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Molded Clay Antlers

Antlers are such a pretty detail this time of year. These molded clay antlers are an easy afternoon project and they require no animals to be harmed in their making! With bright glitter on the end, the antlers make for a pretty packaged present. With a ribbon tied to the end, they lend an instant style update to tree. And minus the glitter, they are great for topping your favorite guy’s gifts.

To make the molded clay antlers you will need: molding clay, a small paintbrush, glitter and craft glue.

Shape the clay by rolling and parting at the end. Add another “branch” halfway down and take time smoothing out the clay. Use the other end of the paintbrush to wipe away fingerprints and little cracks.

Paint the area you want glittered with craft glue, and sprinkle. Let your first color dry before adding another, or your glitter will end up in the wrong areas. Adhere to package with a glue dot and you’re done!

Styling and Photography by Carly Taylor for A Subtle Revelry.


  • Yelle
    December 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

    ! I never would have thought to make my own antlers! Leave it to you. Thanks for this! I feel like my home just can never have too many antlers!

  • Helena
    December 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I, too, would never have thought of making my own! I love the look of antlers, but live in the city now where they aren’t abundant! (I spent part of my childhood in upstate NY where the sheded antlers could be found in the forest. Yep, I was on to the antler craze in 1995).

  • Erin
    December 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I think I’m being a bit dim, but what qualifies as molding clay? Like Fimo? Or something else? I’m guessing you want something that goes hard.. or… it’s clear I don’t know!

    • Victoria
      December 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Hi Erin, at Joanns they sell something actually called “molding clay”. I’ve used it for a lot of different projects and it works great! It is white + other colors if you want to try something extra pretty:)

      • Erin
        December 7, 2012 at 6:34 am

        I live in Canada, I’ve never seen the shop you mention. Does the clay stay mouldable? Do you just leave it to air dry?

        • Erin
          December 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

          In the end, I used Fimo and it worked perfectly. Thank you for the lovely idea!

  • Next Luxury
    December 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Victoria, this is really, really cool! Christmas is coming up and so is the season for gifting so this is the perfect idea for getting a bit more creative. I remember doing it with pine cones and tree branches but the antlers idea is entirely new! Not to mention, it’s clay too which is really unique. Thanks for sharing this, appreciate the photos. Your friends at Thanks!

  • Adam
    December 6, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Just found it in time for Christmas! I would love to try these.

  • Mind Wap
    May 31, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Very nice!Thank you for the lovely idea! i will try must!

  • Deep questions
    December 24, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Victoria you are an amazing artist. As you know Christmas is coming up and it can be a great gift. We will definately try these exactly as you mentioned. Hopefully we get the same results as yours. Your idea is really unique.
    Thanks for sharing this with us, we really appreciate these photos.

    Thank You,

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