This is what I've been doing for several years now and it is very easy, although takes some patience to let mother nature do her part.
I cover the antlers with a heavy duty trash bag and tape using waterproof tape. You do NOT have to skin the head at all. You can just leave the skin, ears, everything as is. Then I bury the skull just up to the base of the antlers and let mother nature so her thing. This will take 3-4 months.
Dig the skull up. Clean and let dry - then apply an off white satin spray paint. As you can see, I should've put a little more tape around the bases on this one. Unwrap and you are ready to put on the wall or a plaque or whatever.
I usually bury in the spring time and dig them up July or August.
Also watch out for unwanted guests on the trash bag when unwrapping the antlers.