Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Candy Cane Reindeer

I have been making these deer since high school and I love them so much. They are perfect for decoration or for Christmas favors. I like to give them to people who I would not ordinarily buy a gift for. They are really easy to make and cheap!
  • Candy Canes
  • Tiny Jiggly Eyes
  • Tiny Red Puffs
  • Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue or Hot Glue
First cut the pipe cleaners in half.

Twist the pipe cleaner around the "head" of your cane and bend it into the antler shape you want.

Using glue, add the eyes and the nose. Work quickly if you are using a hot glue gun in a freezing house!

Make a herd of them to pull your sleigh :)



  1. Just did this project! Came out SUPER cute. Gave each one a little "scarf" of ribbon around their neck as a little addition. Had the slightest bit of trouble with the noses... were not using enough glue to start and they kept popping off... but we were using bigger noses (Michaels was out of the little ones). We also mixed red and brown noses ('cause not every reindeer is Rudolph, right?).

  2. That sounds amazing! I would love to see a picture!

  3. Thank you for sharing this cute project!

    Some of my co-workers hand out cards the last workday before Christmas, but I made a bunch of these the night before to give out and they went over really well. I even saw a few still perched on monitors this morning when I came in.

  4. Oh thanks! I love these as small gifts!