I’ve traveled through many a Reindeer Christmas Craft and as a dog lover I just found this Reindeer Ornament way way too cute to pass up! A few materials and a little glue and you are on your way! I would forewarn if you are a dog lover with one or a few furballs at home this is a craft better completed without the presence of your furry loved ones. My dog eyeballed the box of dog bones the moment I entered the house and has been circling the ‘area’ of the box ever since… just wondering… probably plotting.
The same goes for hanging the Dog Bone Reindeer as an ornament unless you want the tree attacked with vigor by a furry interloper. I know I don’t have to say this to dog owners, but the reindeer is not edible and safety first! How I love to use the Dog Bone Reindeer is as a gift box topper or Secret Santa gift for dog fans as it brings a smile to their face with this quirky little craft.
How To Make Reindeer Ornament
4 dog bones (I used small size dog bones)
2 googly eyes per ornament
Small jingle bells optional
Thin red cord or ribbon ( I use clear fishing line)
Reindeer Christmas Decoration
Lay #1 dog bone on a flat surface.
Turn bone #2 on its’ end. Glue end of dog bone #2. Let the glue set.
Take bone #3 and apply generous amounts of glue to the end edge of dog bone #3 and let completed dog body time for glue to dry.
After the glue on the dog body has dried stand up the dog.
Take dog bone #4 in your hand and line up the face (dog bone #4) with the middle of the dog body. Glue into place.
Glue! Reindeer Face
After the glue has dried, glue on the nose and glue on the eyes. When working with small crafts I highly recommend a set of craft tweezers to help the process go smoothly.
Glue The Antlers
From the brown pipe cleaner make two antlers. One standard size pipe cleaner will make 4 antlers. I free form the antlers after cutting the pipe cleaner in quarters. Attach to back of the reindeer head.
Attach Hanger (optional)
Tie invisible wire or colored cord around the body of the reindeer. Another option is to use clear thread, I prefer the clear fishing line/filament as it adds substance to the ornament hanger.If desired thread a bell through the wire and attach to back of reindeer.
Careful of any snoopy family furballs who may be interested in the herd!