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Homemade Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

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


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February 24, 20160 found this helpful

Making a Wine Cork Reindeer

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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.


November 27, 20160 found this helpful

Candy cane decorated with pipe cleaner, google eyes, and a pom pom.

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This is a guide about making a candy cane reindeer. You can easily make a cute reindeer from a candy cane to use as a decoration or ornament.


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.


Approximate Time: 10 minutes



  1. Paint or stain your tongue depressors brown then glue two of them into a V as in the photo, lay the third one across the top making a triangle.

  2. Cut circles 1 inch larger than your wheel or cut your Styrofoam ball in half and cut a circle from your fabric 1/2 inch larger.

  3. Glue the fabric around to the back of whichever you are using then glue it just above the bottom of the V leaving room to make the mouth.

  4. Draw on your eyes and mouth with a pencil then trace them with your permanent marker and paint them in.

  5. Cut 6 inches for each wreath from your artificial stem and shape into a wreath.

  6. Using your hot glue make drops like red berries in a few spots and then across the bottom make a drop of hot glue then drag it downward to form icicles. You could also glue red beads on the wreath instead. Paint the dots of glue red and the icicles white.

  7. Make a small bow from 1/8th inch ribbon and glue to the top of your wreath then glue your wreath to the top of one of the tongue depressors that make the antlers.

  8. Cut a 1/4 inch piece of fur fabric for each ear and glue on the other two ends at the top which are the ears. Tie on a piece of ribbon to hang your ornament with.

By Ann W. from Loup City, Nebraska

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

These are too cute. I can't find the thumbs up but will and give you a great big one! PBP

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July 14, 2003 Flag

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.geoc  indeerlight.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://www.geoc  indeerlight.html

Here are some other Reindeer Ornament instructions:

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

http://cstitche  erornaments.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://cstitche  erornaments.html

These are made with wooden spoons:

http://www.geoc  ing/crafts2.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://www.geoc  ing/crafts2.html

On this page there are many ornaments, 3 of which are reindeer ornaments:  _xorn-other.html" rel="nofollow" target="new">  _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://familycr  rnlbreindeer.htm" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://familycr  rnlbreindeer.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://familycr  /bllightbtrt.htm" rel="nofollow" target="new">http://familycr  /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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