Friday, December 6, 2013

Handmade Reindeer Ornaments

Years ago when I was teaching second grade we made these tiny reindeer ornaments for the kiddos to give as a gift. I made a bunch for myself and they are one of my favorite things to pull out each year. 
Start with a few pinecones and snip the pieces off. You need three pieces per reindeer. Reach the scissors in as far as you can ang give it a snip. 

Hot glue two pieces together for the antlers and then glue the face piece on top of that. 

Paint the eyes with a small dab if white paint. Let that dry, then add the black. Use a little red paint for a shiny red nose. Then add a ribbon tied in a little bow. 
To hang them, I used some jewelry wire and twisted it into a loop and hot glued it to the back of the reindeer.  (Note: if you are going to take pictures of your hands, consider a manicure. Or at least some lotion!)

I have about 20 of these hanging on a small lit tree in the playroom and they are adorable! 

A small set of these also makes a great gift! 

Have a great day! Hope you get to make something pretty!

1 comment:

  1. How cute! I never would have guessed that these were made from pine cones! I bet your students loved them. Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On! Hope to see you on Sunday at 7 EST to link up your handmade gifts!

    ~Abby =)


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