Saturday, November 12, 2011

Santa's Reindeer???

I'm loving all the reindeer I am seeing everywhere. 

From the Wisteria's Snow White Reindeer to Ballard Designs' Jute Reindeer to The DIY Show Off's paper mache reindeer on a bed of pine,  it appears that having reindeer in your Christmas decor is a must have this year.

W5114 White Reindeer Seasonal Jute Reindeer

I recently found two 'gold' paper mache reindeer at Michaels and I was inspired to make them over after reading Hometown Girl 's Quick How To: Glitter Ornaments....oh so beautiful!!!

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So, I purchased one to try out her technique.  Here sits Reindeer #1 awaiting his makeover....

I used my go-to Burroughs' Encyclopaedia vintage pages. I tore them into small pieces and then pasted them on with water-downed Elmers Glue in a random fashion.  Here sits Reindeer #1 with his new vintage coat.

I was very pleased with the overall look and decided to buy Reindeer #2.  Here he sits on my desk awaiting his makeover....

I then applied a coat of the Elmers Glue mixture and sprinkled both reindeer with Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter.  I am a first time 'glitterer' and I now have glitter everywhere.  

I added brilliant green satin ribbons with two  petite vintage rhinestone brooches.  Here they sit all dressed up awaiting Christmas...

Let me know what you think....


  1. Ooh, how fun! I especially like the ribbons.

  2. luv the use of newspaper that way it can stay out all year round.
    would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    have a great crafting weekend!

  3. I love these too - and if you can spare the time to link to two parties, I think they would be great for my first Monday Christmas Link Party.It opens this Monday. I hope to see you there.


    I would love it if you would share them on my new Christmas linky. It opens this Monday.


  4. Ho, ho Santa Claus will be very happy to visit his. What has come as a surprise? Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

  5. So cute. Like Maggie said, I love that it makes them more usable for year round if you decided to. But, they are still very Christmasy too. Love it.

    Stopping by from Homemaker in Heels! :)

  6. I LOVE Reindeer and what new life you have given these! I'll be grabbing my Michael's coupon tomorrow! And I have not used glitter on anything but, this just might make it happen! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Great job! I love the ribbon you used too. Glitter is fabulous...but what a mess,
    right? :-)


  8. I love them! Great job! I would love for you to shrea them at my linky party on Wednesday!
    I am now your newest follower too!

  9. Darling! Mine were the same reindeer and I loved the gold, but there are so many options. I think newspaper is such a cute idea. I hoard pretty scrapbook paper too - another great option. Mine were wearing vintage brooches too! lol! I'll be posting more pictures soon. Thanks so much for the shout out! What a sweet surprise today! You're awesome! :)

  10. Gorgeous! I have just accepted the fact that once glitter is involved, it's involved permanently and everywhere but it's so worth it.

  11. these caught my eye on Nifty Thrifty things link party-great job! I love the paper overlay-might be making these...

  12. So pretty! The glitter adds a festive touch!

    Thank you for linking your creative project to Potpourri Friday!

  13. I love the end results. They make a nice pair.

  14. They look great! The ribbon is the perfect accessory!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  15. Those turned out so cute. Everything looks better with glitter, in my opinion! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  16. thanks for the mention! your reindeer turned out so cute! susan

  17. Love the transformation. My kids want me to make a giant dog! :)

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  18. Wow! You have really inspired me. I have one of these reindeer and haven't used it for years. I don't have encyclopedia pages, but I do have some old chord organ music books. I even have a few Christmas carols. LOVE your project !!!

  19. Those are so cute. Thank you for linking up to More the Merrier Mondays.

  20. Adorable! Love it...and am going to pin this! I am looking for bloggers to participate in 25 Day's of Christmas Blogshare...check out the post and leave a comment if you are interested in participating!

  21. Ahhh I love these! They are so adorable! Love how you dressed them up with the ribbon & broach! I feel like I need to go get some to dress up too now!

  22. How unique! They turned out great!

  23. These are sooo adorable!! Would love for you to link up to our "Home For The Holidays" link party!! ;)

  24. These turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  25. I have a small collection of reindeer, but no book page reindeer! I'm thinking I see some in my near future...

  26. They turned out great, love them better with dictionary paper then in the gold. And of course, the glitter puts it over the top. thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best. I might run out and buy one of the reindeer's and give it a try!

  27. Oh I love these! My kids love reindeer decorations, so I'll definitely have to give this a try.

    I'd love to invite you to share this at my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now...


  28. Nicely done. I especially like the decoupage treatment with the vintage pages. Thanks so much for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  29. Love the idea! I think I just might try this project with a snowman. ??? I will have to do something with the face, of course. Buttons maybe??? But I have decided that I will use sheet music. This will be a gift for my Mom. She plays the piano for her church. I think she will love it! Thanks again for the idea!

  30. Thank you so much for sharing on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week.


    PS...I'm your newest follower.
    PSS...I still have these on my to do list. So hoping I can get to them in time.

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