Sparkly Christmas Reindeer Craft
Looking for a Christmas reindeer craft? Make a herd of sparkling Christmas reindeer that are perfect to use for Christmas decor.
Sparkly Christmas Reindeer Craft
I had so much enjoyed making this Christmas reindeer craft!
Making these reindeer was fun, didn’t take an incredibly long time, and it was easy. That’s a perfect crafting combination in my book.
Our family room has a shelf in a corner formed from covering our furnace ductwork with drywall. I love to decorate this area for the season.
I surrounded the reindeer that I made with a forest of bottlebrush trees.
The art in the background is a P. Buckley Moss Solitary Skater cross stitch that I completed in 1989 when I was still in college.
Each reindeer is covered in Diamond Dust to make them sparkle.
I love how they glisten in the light of the Christmas tree that is displayed next to them.
Let me show you how easy it was to make this fun craft!
How to Make Sparkly Christmas Reindeer
These are the supplies needed to make this craft.
- Reindeer Pattern: Available in my free printable library. Sign up here to access this pattern and ALL of my other free printables.
- Card Stock
- Styrofoam Sheet: One Sheet: 1” x 12” x 12”
- Serrated Knife or Styrofoam cutter (See directions below for what I used.)
- Sewing Pins
- Diamond Dust
- Cool Melt Glue Gun
- Tacky Glue or Mod Podge
- Metallic Gold Craft Paint
- Holiday Ribbon
STEP ONE Print reindeer pattern on card stock and cut out with scissors.
Reindeer pattern is available in my free printable library. Sign up here to access this pattern and ALL of my other free printables.
Pin pieces to one sheet of Styrofoam.
Note that multiple cuts need to be made from these pieces:
Legs – Cut 6 sets
Ear – Cut 3 sets
Double Ear – Cut two sets
STEP TWO Cut out pieces using a serrated knife or styrofoam cutter.
I do not own a styrofoam cutter, so I experimented with the hot knife tip that came with my wood burning kit and it worked like a charm.
STEP THREE Use a cool-melt glue gun to glue the reindeer pieces together.
STEP FOUR Brush reindeer pieces with Mod Podge and use a plastic spoon to sprinkle with Diamond Dust over the glue.
I did this over a sheet of freezer paper so that I could pour the excess Diamond Dust back into the container. I prefer Diamond Dust over regular glitter.
STEP FIVE Paint the reindeers’ hooves with metallic gold craft paint.
STEP SIX Tie a ribbon scarf around each reindeer’s neck using ribbon.
Aren’t these guys adorable? Their look can easily be changed from year to year by changing the ribbon used as their scarves.
After Christmas use a wintery ribbon color and continue to display the reindeer for winter decor.
This craft was so much fun to make. If you are looking for a Christmas craft to do with teens, this is one that they would certainly enjoy.
Here are a few more Christmas crafts to enjoy!
These are some of my favorite Christmas crafts!
Learn how to make a Yuel log to use for a cozy winter decoration.
OH my gosh, those are the cutest things every Paula!! 🙂
LOVE the gold feet!
Thanks, Nancy! I love their gold feet, too. They were fun to make, especially once I realized how quickly my wood burning tool cuts styrofoam.
This is such a good idea! I am sooo impressed! I love, love, love these little guys! So cute! I can’t believe you made them out of foam too.
Very cute project! Love the touches of gold and plaid ribbons on the pretty reindeer! ~Rhonda
Thank you, Rhonda! I really like these and am tempted to make more to add to my herd.
So special and sparkly! The plaid scarves and gold-dipped hooves are the perfect accents.
Thank you, Sharon! I had so much fun making these guys and know that I’ll enjoy using them for years to come.
Oh my goodness, Paula, what an amazing idea! I LOVE their little gold feet! 🙂 Thank you SO MUCH for linking up to Inspired By You! We’d love to see you back every Sunday, and bringing some friends along for the fun! 🙂
These are adorable and I love the diamond dust for the sparkle effect!!! I also went back and looked at your clothes pin Santa and what a great craft for kids (and ME!) to make…love it! Thanks for sharing!!
These reindeer are so pretty, Paula! I would have never guessed they were made from foam! Lovely!
Thank you! I had so much fun making them.
Never would have guessed these are foam! They are so cute! Those gold hooves are my favorite.
They are brilliant, what a lovely decoration. You’d never know what they were made of!
These are very cute. I also love your candle craft project you listed too.
Your reindeer are adorable and I love how they sparkle! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
How adorable are these reindeer! I bet this is a fun Christmas craft too. Pinned
These are so adorable Paula! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday!
Those reindeer are precious. Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/12/thursday-favorite-things.html
So cute – they remind me of some snowmen someone gave my Mom a long time ago. I wish I still had them.
If you ever run across a picture of the snowmen, I would love to see them.