More Papier-mâché Animal Heads for Your Decorating Pleasure

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I can’t imagine I’d ever want to have real animal parts hanging on my walls, but there’s something about these papier-mâché animal heads that’s just…endearing.

I could see the bull head in an eclectic girl’s room, and the lion head could work for a boy’s room or a study. Either way, you’ll have a piece on your hands that’s almost guaranteed to start a conversation.

You’ve also got to love the story behind them: They are produced by an group that employs 200 talented artisans in Haiti. They are handmade from recycled materials, including cement sacks and cardboard, then sealed using glue made of arrowroot starch and covered with fabric scraps. Even the packaging is made sustainably: They come in a reusable box made of recycled newspaper.

I’m getting a little bored with square picture frames on our walls, so I may have to surprise my husband with one of these smack dab in the middle of the gallery wall we just finished (more on that soon).

Why It’s Green:

  • Handmade
  • Product and packaging both made of recycled materials

Price: Lion, $68; Bull, $170

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5 comments… add one
  • Monique June 30, 2011, 5:58 pm

    These are adorable but a little too pricey for me.

  • Stacy of KSW July 1, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Jennae!!!! Thank you! My boy & girl share a room and these are just the thing I needed to pull their room together. Thank you

  • Mary July 2, 2011, 7:12 pm

    very inspired, they look nice, i think the price is reasonable if we consider the place of origin, it all goes to good ends

  • Penny July 7, 2011, 11:21 am

    My father is an avid hunter, and has numerous real animal heads on the walls of his home. This is something we do not see eye to eye on. So, I think the lion one will be the perfect gift for his birthday. He will appreciate the sentiment, and I will be able to sit comfortably in at least one of his rooms without feeling the stare of the real heads.

  • pat hewins September 5, 2012, 10:41 am

    this is 2nd request! How big is the paper mache lion’s head??

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