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Red Nosed Wreath Deer Craft

Red Nosed Wreath Deer Craft

How the heck did this reindeer get his head through that door? We may never know, but, hey, he's got a friendly face to greet the kids coming home from school. Start with a pinecone wreath (as we did) or modify this design for an evergreen wreath.

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What you'll need

  • 10-inch square of corrugated cardboard
  • Pinecone wreath with a 7-inch opening (approximately)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Adult-size brown knit ski cap
  • Pair of brown gloves
  • Several handfuls of fiberfill stuffing
  • Low-temperature glue gun
  • Cloth-covered floral wire
  • 1 red pom-pom (2 inches wide)
  • 2 white pom-poms (each 2 inches wide)
  • Two 1/2-inch circles of black felt
  • Small piece of brown craft foam
  • 1 yard of wide ribbon
  • Small bells (optional)

How to make it

  1. Lay down the cardboard with the wreath centered on top of it. Trace around the inside hole, then remove the wreath and draw a second circle about 1 inch bigger than the rough one. Cut along the line for the bigger circle.
  2. Stuff the hat and gloves with fiberfill.  Place the cardboard circle in the hat opening and glue about an inch of the hat material to it. Let dry.
  3. Carefully push the hat through the wreath until the cardboard back is flush against the back of the wreath. To hold in place, crisscross two pieces of floral wire across the back of the wreath and attach to the wreath to create a cross support.
  4. If your wreath has a built-in hanger, make sure that it's at the top, then glue the red pom-pom nose and white pom-pom eyes onto the hat. Add a black felt circle to each eye.
  5. Cut ears out of brown craft foam. Ours are 4 1/2 inches tall. Wire the ears in place (just push floral wire through the foam and wrap around the wreath).
  6. For each antler: a) Cut three 18-inch pieces of floral wire. b) Fold down the top inch of each wire. c) Insert the wires into the glove opening and up to the tops of three fingers. d) Twist the three wires together at the bottom of the glove and attach the antler to the wreath frame with this wire. Repeat with the other glove.
  7. Tie the ribbon into a large bow. Use floral wire or a pipe cleaner to attach the bow (and bells, if you like) to the bottom of the wreath.
  8. If your wreath did not come with a hanger, make a wire loop at the back of the wreath and hang.