candy cane reindeer

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

I so fall in love with Martha Stewart crafts and their Christmas workshop is to die for. These stunning candy cane reindeer are something I knew I had to try this Christmas, as I have my little nephews coming and wanted to bling up their lunch table with lots of fun.

Alas, I had no brown felt and was not about to hotfoot it to Spotlight for the festive rush, so we created albino Rudolphs instead.

Here's how you make them:

Print the template and trace onto felt.

Cut out head and ears. Glue on. Add felt eyes (we used a permanent marker instead) and glue on a red pompom nose.

Fold a pipe cleaner in half and trim about 4cm off the ends. Twist these onto the ends of the longer piece to make antlers. Attach a little bell, if desired.

Glue the reindeer head to the candy cane (make sure the candy cane is wrapped - and if you want to have unwrapped candy canes, secure the reindeer head with icing instead). Wind the antlers around the top of the candy cane and twist in place.

There you have it - a super cute place card setting or adorable glass decoration.

Tomorrow I'll have some completely adorable button decorations you can make with the kids. Too cute!

1 comment:

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks for the link, it's totally cool & such simple cleverness, wow, love Posie

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