3, 2, 1 BAM!
The bloodless mounted stag head.

Favourite ornament?  Check.


Empty picture frame.  Check.


Wall.  Check.


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Not everything has to be expensive, difficult or elaborate to be great.

Go do it now.


  1. Patrick says:

    Love sparkles, love deer heads, love picture frames! Love it all!!!!

  2. Darcy Terry says:

    cute! I would totally do this if I had an ornament like that.

  3. Mati says:

    I really like this! So simple yet wonderful! Thanks!

  4. Jan says:

    And your bookcase still looking great too! Awed.

  5. Natika33 says:

    Cute idea! So easy, even I could maybe handle it!

  6. magali says:

    LOVE IT!
    Is that frame always there? Or did you put it up with those sticky tabs to avoid having a nail hole after?

    • Karen says:

      Magali – I normally have something else hung there, but you could use those tab hooks like you say, or just stick a nail in the wall. ~ karen!

  7. I can envision three sparkling ornaments of slightly varying sizes arranged in a manner that is pleasing to the eye (yes, I’m currently channeling an early 19th century Victorian housewife so read this first part with a British accent).

    I LOVE your frame. I am constantly on the lookout for fabulous frames at thrift stores, yard sales, and antique shops (if they are inexpensive enough).

  8. DFW says:

    Now that’s a deer head I would be proud to display.

  9. Cathy says:

    This is so cute and you could change it out with the seasons or holidays. Great idea! How do you think of these things? Thank you!

  10. Paul says:

    I like it! You didn’t tell us what you used to mount it. I would try the 3M mounting tape for most ornaments and the frame.

    • Karen says:

      Paul. I already had a nail there for the frame, so the frame is on a nail and the ornament is suspended with fishing line from the same hook that the frame hangs from. I tried Command strips for the ornament but with all the sparkles on the ornament it didn’t work. ~ karen!

  11. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Wow..I think my guys would like this too..but where can I find a deer head like that down here in Pennsylvania?? This time of year we mostly see lots of real deer heads..laying on truck beds..or across the hoods of cars..Yeah it’s that season..Of course my guys would like one of those hanging on the wall with a frame around it also..me.not so much..

  12. gogothrift says:

    just curious why you mounted stag head the way did?

    why not on the flat part?

    • Marcy says:

      She made this by hanging her favorite ornament from the same nail that is holding the frame – whoever designed the ornament thought it should be hung with the deer facing up rather than mounted like a trophy.

  13. Elen Grey says:

    There’s this frame I’ve been hanging on to for years. It looks very similar to that one. Now I know why I’ve been hanging on to it. Ha! In 3…2…1

    Love this idea.

  14. Annie Kip says:

    Brilliant! And, as a fellow blogger, I think you are brilliant for not wasting time writing in detail about the steps everyone should follow to create this masterpiece. Brilliant!

  15. Trissi V. says:

    I have a resin deer head that I love that I have mounted over the bed. I have been wanting to buy paper mache deer to lop off their heads and spray paint them and mount them too, but haven’t had the coupon from Michaels or the time to do it yet. This post makes me want to revisit that DIY.

  16. That is a great idea,I will remember this one for sure!See you are smarter then you look!!!! LOL!JJK!

  17. Nancy Carr says:

    I love this idea. Happy Holidays!

  18. Barbie says:

    THANK YOU! This gives me a GREAT idea for an ornament I didn’t know what to do with but love!

  19. Jeannie B. says:

    I love the golden deer head in the frame. It’s beautiful. But, I’d like to have the Ikea monkey in my Xmas decor this year.

    • Karen says:

      OMg. That Ikea store is about 45 minutes away from me. I felt SO bad for the little monkey. I’m probably the only person that story made cry, LOL. ~ karen

      • Patti says:

        Nope! Not the only one! Me too! He’s frightened! And even if they take him to a sanctuary, they should let him be with his parents to settle down! 7 months is old enough to know your parents! I feel bad for him!

        Sorry. /end rant

  20. Carole McGinnis says:

    What a great idea. Well, what idea of yours isn’t great. HA.

  21. TorontoThriftBoy says:

    I like it! I think mine would ressemble Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer! All I would have to do is paint his nose red! =P

    I’m pretty sure Old Saint Nick would not be amused! =))

  22. Jeannie B. says:

    No, you’re not the only one Karen, I couldn’t help but think that he probably had a little four poster bed and a lovely wardrobe of designer clothes at home and a set of tiny drums maybe. Still, he ‘s probably better off being with his own kind now. But gosh, he was the monkey of my dreams!

  23. Patti says:

    BAM! Brilliant! Love, love, love, love, love!

  24. Candice Morrison says:

    I have the same ornament but the deer heads are brown; I love hanging them on my chandelier with holly around them 🙂

  25. dana gault says:

    You have now entered the realm of L E G E N D !!! Love love love!

  26. Seville says:

    Wow, that’s really cool! I think I’ll give this a try this weekend. 🙂

  27. Jodie says:

    I love it! It’s got personality!!!

  28. kelliblue says:

    hey Karen, here’s one for you. with a hint of Canada, eh! http://pinterest.com/pin/71987294013648493/

  29. Gazza says:

    I can think of a few heads I’d like to see in there of late!!

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