Holiday Crafts: DIY Glittery Moose Brooch

Holiday-crafts-moose-brooch-Crafts-UnleashedI hope faux taxidermy stays in fashion forever. I love it almost any way it comes – felt, paper, paper mache, cardboard, plushies… After my faux taxidermy ornaments last year, I’ve been wanting to make more mini taxidermy projects. In comes the idea to make a holiday crafts brooch (complete with glitter). Let’s get started!

Holiday-crafts-moose-brooch-Crafts-Unleashed-3Supplies needed to make your own faux taxidermy brooch holiday crafts:supply2

Faux Taxidermy BroochStep 1: Cut out this Silhouette Cameo 3D moose cutting file. You can adjust the size as you see fit. I made sure the antlers were about the size of my base.

Faux Taxidermy BroochStep 2: Put the moose together so that it is 3D. This mainly involves using a tiny dab of glue to ensure the antlers stay put.

Step 3: Cut off the head/antler portion.

Faux Taxidermy Brooch Step 4: Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge and add glitter to your base.

Step 5: After that layer is dry, add another coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter. This will prevent the glitter from shedding all over your pretty holiday sweater.Faux Taxidermy Brooch steps 4&5Step 6: Glue the pin back to the back of your base. I used hot glue because I had that nearby, but any strong glue will work (like E-6000).

Faux Taxidermy BroochStep 7: Glue the paper moose head to the plaque. This takes just a thin line of glue because you don’t want your glue showing. And you are done!

Faux Taxidermy Brooch I may be in love with this holiday crafts pin. I definitely plan to wear it to holiday parties. I consider it a statement piece. :) Also, I tried it out and the glitter didn’t flake at all! Unlike some of the other unsealed glitter projects I have going right now.

Faux Taxidermy BroochI realize this isn’t a subtle holiday brooch like, say, an understated silver wreath. But if you can’t wear a sparkly, faux taxidermy brooch during the holidays, when can you? 😉

Holiday-crafts-moose-brooch-Crafts-Unleashed-2However, these would also make perfect holiday crafts ornaments or gift toppers!

About Katie

Katie is the creative mind behind, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *