Homemade Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

A favorite Christmas ornament motif is Santa's reindeer. This is a guide about homemade reindeer Christmas ornaments.


December 19, 2005 Flag
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Here's a wonderfully easy craft idea for kids and adults alike! You can use it for your tree, a gift to give, or anything you want! All you need are some candy canes, googly eyes, small pom poms, and brown pipe cleaner. One candy cane makes one reindeer.


  • candy canes
  • pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • small pom pom


  1. Simply twist a piece of pipe cleaner around the top of the candy cane.
  2. Then take two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner and twist one around the top of each of antler to give them more of an "antler" look.
  3. Glue two googly eyes to the front.
  4. Now glue a pom pom nose below the eyes and you're done!

They're delightful little reindeer to decorate your tree or house with, or to give away.

By Stacey from Orem, UT

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December 20, 20050 found this helpful

I'm sorry - I should've added that hot glue works best for everything!


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December 21, 20050 found this helpful

What a cute ornament...and so easy for my six yr. old to help with too! Thanks for sharing

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December 21, 20050 found this helpful

this is soooooooooo cute! and my daugther can help make them..thanks for the tip.

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November 27, 20070 found this helpful

Incredibly cute!

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December 14, 20070 found this helpful

February 24, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about making a wine cork reindeer. A recycled wine bottle cork is perfect for making this diminutive reindeer.

Making a Wine Cork Reindeer

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December 4, 2011 Flag

I saw one similar somewhere and took it a few steps further. The kids will really have fun making this quick ornament, a great teachers' gift or how about that neighbor you want to give a little something to.

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April 21, 2008 Flag
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This is a good craft for the kiddies. They will need a little help with the hot glue gun, or you could substitute thick Tacky Glue. They can make it to hang on the tree or as a lapel pin.

Rigitoni Reindeer

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July 14, 2003 Flag
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Does anyone have instructions to make a reindeer ornament using a green christmas tree light bulb and pipe cleaner for antlers, wiggly eyes and a pom pom for a nose? Would sure appreciate help.

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July 18, 20030 found this helpful

Here are some instructions I found for Reindeer Ornaments:

I think these are the instructions you need for the reindeer made from light bulbs:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/1170/reindeerlight.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/1170/reindeerlight.html

Here are some other Reindeer Ornament instructions:

These are made with brown felt and a tracing of a child's hand.

http://cstitcher.tripod.com/xcrafts1/reindeerornaments.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://cstitcher.tripod.com/xcrafts1/reindeerornaments.html

These are made with wooden spoons:

http://www.geocities.com/bknealing/crafts2.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://www.geocities.com/bknealing/crafts2.html

On this page there are many ornaments, 3 of which are reindeer ornaments:

http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/_xorn-other.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/_xorn-other.html

Have fun!

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August 7, 20030 found this helpful

This link provides free directions, pictures and a pattern to create a reindeer Christmas tree ornament using an old light bulb.

http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blornlbreindeer.htm" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blornlbreindeer.htm

Click on the link below to find several more craft projects using light bulbs. These include projects for making a Christmas Choir Angel, Grinch, Angel, Mouse, Duck, Pumpkin, Santa, Snowman, Spider, Witch and Turkey Table Sitter.

http://familycrafts.about.com/library/trcrafts/bllightbtrt.htm" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://familycrafts.about.com/library/trcrafts/bllightbtrt.htm

Happy crafting!

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December 17, 20040 found this helpful

Reindeer Light Ornament


1 outdoor Christmas lightbulb, 2 wiggly eyes, 1 red pom pom nose, 1 brown pipe cleaner

gold twine, hot glue


Turn the lightbulb so that the glass bulb is pointing down.

Hot glue the red pom-pom nose on the tip of the bulb.

Glue the wiggly eyes above the nose on the widest part of the bulb.

Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Twist the pipe cleaners around the metal

part of the bulb. Make them look like antlers. Tie a bow out of the twine and

glue it between the antlers. Finally, make a loop from the twine, to hang the ornament from,

and glue it to the back.

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November 26, 20060 found this helpful

I saw a beautifulChristmas Angel in a store made w her dress elegantly draped around a wooden spoon and her head being the spoon part - does anyone have directions? thanks! you may email me by karentatpennswoodsdotnet and I HOPE that keeps "creepy robot" away!

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