Project Overview

This cute reindeer ornament is easy to make and looks great wherever you choose to put it.

Download our reindeer ornament guide.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Give your reindeer some eyes
2 Attached the reindeer nose
3 Make two small reindeer antlers
4 Make two large reindeer antlers
5 Tape down the ends
6 Cut your ribbon
7 Attach an icy-pole stick
8 Thread ribbon through hole
9 Add some Christmas decorations
10 Put your reindeer on display
  • Step 1. Give your reindeer some eyes

    Place a little dab of PVA glue on the back of the googly eyes and press them firmly to the pot. Because you’re using glue, don’t forget your safety gear.

  • Step 2. Attached the reindeer nose

    Add some glue to one your pom poms and stick it the pot. Hold firmly and leave it to dry.

  • Step 3. Make two small reindeer antlers

    Grab a pipe cleaner and make a circle, twisting the two loose ends. Then push down in the middle to create two smaller circles. Place the twisted end through the hole in the pot, and secure it later. 

  • Step 4. Make two large reindeer antlers

    For your two large antlers, just create a large loop like you did before and twist the end. Repeat the process to create your second antler and stick the ends of both through the hole in your pot.

  • Step 5. Tape down the ends

    Lift up the pot so you can see underneath (where the ends of your pipe cleaners are sticking through). Use some masking tape to stick the pipe cleaners to the side of the pot. This will keep them in place.

  • Step 6. Cut your ribbon

    You can cut your ribbon to whatever size you like, just make sure you will have enough to hang it. As a guide, our ribbon was about 1m long.
  • Step 7. Attach an icy-pole stick

    To stop your ribbon from slipping through the hole, simply place a piece of icy-pole stick (approximately 3-4cm) long in the middle of it and tie a knot.

  • Step 8. Thread ribbon through hole

    Hold both ends of your ribbon together and thread them through hole inside your terracotta pot. Once both ends are through, tie them together with a double knot.

  • Step 9. Add some Christmas decorations

    Go crazy with your decorations, it’s Christmas after all! You can add ribbons, sequins, glitter… whatever you like.  
  • Step 10. Put your reindeer on display

    Now your reindeer is ready to hang, where you put it is up to you. Just make sure whatever you’re hanging it from can support its weight.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Mask
  • Scissors

Materials

  • Coloured foam sheets
  • Craft black paint
  • Craft pom poms
  • Craft white paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Non Toxic PVA glue
  • Pipecleaners
  • Ribbon
  • Sequins or buttons
  • Terracotta pot
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our DIY videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member

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