Skull mounts, also referred to as European mounts, are a big part of taxidermy work.
European mounting is the process of displaying only the skull of the animal (horns or antlers included). Below is an example of a beautiful boho-style European mount.
There are many different ways you can display the animal. In this post, I’m sharing 12 European mounting ideas for your home. Most of these mounting ideas can be purchased on Etsy.
1. European Skull Mount Table Top Display
This clean simple design allows you to display your trophy on a tabletop. Keep in mind that this listing is only for the mount. The skull is not included. Get it from Thuli Design.
2. European Skull Display
This listing is for a display mount. This mount is polished cedar driftwood with skull mounting brackets. Because this is a natural product, the shape of the driftwood will vary. Get it from Nussbaum Taxidermy.
3. Mount with Flowers
This is a mount idea that I discovered on Instagram. I love the feminine touch that’s added by placing flowers behind the horns.
4. European Mount Plaque
This wood plaque includes a hook to hang your European Mount to display for years to come. Each plaque is handcrafted with slight variances in wood texture. Get it from By the Bay Woodworking.
5. State Shaped Skull Mount Plaques
Display your trophy with a uniquely crafted state-shaped skull mount plaque. You can select any state or shape, any stain, and all come with a clear gloss lacquer finish. Get it from Mills FG Plaques.
6. Faux Deer Skull in Gold
This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t hunt. The Deer Skull, our gold resin stag skull, is hand-painted and can match any style of hanging wall home decor. Get it from White Faux Taxidermy.
7. Resin Deer Skull Wall Mount
This deer skull is huge. It would be a perfect addition to an office, man cave or living room. If you’re interested in faux taxidermy, this is the perfect item for you. Get it from King Four.
8. Weathered Wood Skull Mount
This listing is for a custom weathered wood skull plaque. The panel comes with either a wrapped frame or an open edge. This would look great hanging on your wall. Update: no longer available.
9. Decorative Skull
Get a unique faux skull design for your wall with beautiful daisies carved into the skull face with realistic charm. This piece is the perfect addition to your wall decor. Get it from The Metal Barn.
10. Rustic Tin Skull Mount
This listing is for a custom rustic tin and weathered wood skull plaque. It includes a heavy-duty wall bracket and your choice of skull mounting bracket. Get it from Nussbaum Taxidermy.
11. Desktop Skull Mount
This mount will allow you to display your skull without mounting it to the wall. This item is black zinc plated to protect it from rust, scratching, and chipping. Get it from Dead on Display USA.
12. EuroHanger Skull Hanger
Have you been looking for a way to hang your trophy European skull mount on the wall? Well, look no further because you found the perfect way to hang that trophy at just the right angle on your wall. Get it from EuroHanger.
I hope you found this post helpful and that it gave you some ideas for how to display your European mount.