Sparkly Christmas Reindeer

Sparkly Christmas Reindeer are perfect for Christmas decor. These guys are made from styrofoam and are then glittered. Get the full tutorial at virginiasweetpea.comI have charged full steam ahead into the Christmas season!  This week I’ve shared our porch and outdoor Christmas decorations, my front door wreath, and an auction and giveaway to benefit Samaritan’s Purse.

I like to use vintage Christmas in my decor but I also enjoy crafting items as well.  I made three Sparkly Christmas Reindeer that I am absolutely in love with!

These guys are going to be a decoration that I really enjoy this Christmas season.

Making these was fun, didn’t take an incredibly long time, and was easy.  That’s a perfect crafting combination in my book.

 

How to Make Sparkly Christmas Reindeer

Supplies to Make a Glitter Reindeer Herd for Christmas Supplies:

Reindeer Pattern:  Get it here.

Card Stock

Scissors

FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: One Sheet: 1” x 12” x 12”

Serrated Knife or FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus  (See directions below for what I used.)

Sewing Pins

FloraCraft® Diamond Dust®

Cool Melt Glue Gun

Tacky Glue

Holiday Ribbon

Fresh or Faux Pine Sprig

 

Procedure:

1.  Print reindeer pattern on card stock and cut out with scissors.  Pin pieces to one sheet (1” x 12” x 12”) of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam.

How to Make Sparkly Reindeer out of Styrofoam

 

2.  Cut out pieces using a serrated knife or FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus.  I do not own a StyroCutter so I experiment with the hot knife tip that came with my wood burning kit and it worked like a charm.   How to Make Sparkly Reindeer out of Styrofoam

 

3.  Use a cool-melt glue gun to glue the reindeer pieces together.  Brush reindeer pieces with craft glue (I used Mod Podge) and use a plastic spoon to sprinkle with FloraCraft® 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.

How to Make Sparkly Reindeer out of Styrofoam

 

4.  Paint the reindeers’ hooves with gold paint.  I used Ralph Lauren Gold Metallic Paint from The Home Depot.

How to Make Sparkly Reindeer out of Styrofoam

 

5. Tie a ribbon scarf around each reindeer’s neck.

Sparkly Christmas Reindeer - Easy to make from styrofoam. Get the tutorial at virginiasweetpea.com

 

Aren’t these guys adorable?  I’m already thinking that after Christmas I’ll exchange the Christmas plaid scarves with a wintery ribbon to continue enjoying them.

Sparkly Christmas Reindeer - Easy to make from styrofoam. Get the tutorial at virginiasweetpea.com

Sparkly Christmas Reindeer - Easy to make from styrofoam. Get the tutorial at virginiasweetpea.com

 

If you like this project, I’d love for you to pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest for others to discover.

Learn how to make sparkly Christmas reindeer. These are crafted from styrofoam and are perfect for Christmas decor. virginiasweetpea.com

 

Thanks to Make it Fun Crafts for sponsoring this post and for inspiring this project.  Be sure to browse through their 2015 Holiday ebook packed full of fun Christmas projects to make.

Comments

  1. 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.

      Paula

  2. 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.

  3. Very cute project! Love the touches of gold and plaid ribbons on the pretty reindeer! ~Rhonda

  4. 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.

      Paula

  5. 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! 🙂

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