DIY :: Reindeer Games

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

If you caught last week’s round up or our crafting party at Anthro, you know we’re all about a handmade holiday. I’ve had this particular project in mind for months, so I was super excited to finally get to create it, and then doubly excited when they turned out as well as they did. Why should reindeer get to have all the fun? We bought toy figurines of some of our favorite animals and gave them a Rudolph-inspired makeover, then used them as cake toppers on a store bought Buche de Noel. They also double as precious tabletop decor or mantle accessories, and with a little extra work could make adorable ornaments. Basically… we’re obsessed. Keep reading to find out how to make your own!

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

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  • animal figurines (can be found at most craft stores)
  • hot glue gun
  • small twigs
  • white spray paint
  • red acrylic paint
  • red glitter

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

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Break twigs into approximately 2-inch long pieces, then use hot glue to attach smaller twigs to the sides to create an antler shape. Once dry, use a dot of hot glue to attach to figurine’s head.

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

Spray paint white all over. Repeat with a second and third coat, and allow to dry.

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

Paint a red dot on animal’s nose, then while paint is still wet, dip animal’s nose into a pile of red glitter to fully coat. Allow to dry.

DIY Reindeer Animals | Camille Styles

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15 Responses to “DIY :: Reindeer Games”

  1. Kristina

    Adorable! This just jumped to the top of my Christmas to-do list! My daughter will love this, she thinks just about everything should have a red nose this time of year :)

    Thanks!

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  2. monsterscircus

    SOOO awsome! We don’t have children yet, but I think I’ll be “antlering” everything in the holidays :-) thank you for sharing

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  3. Camille Styles

    I love these sooo much, Chanel… I have a feeling they’ll find a place at my house all year round. They’re just way too cute to stash away with the Christmas stuff!

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  4. Janelle

    These are one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen all year! Think I’ll make some with my granddaughter!

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  5. Astrid

    what a fun and cute idea! and – even though you didn’t blog about the cake itself – I loooooove that kind of cake!

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