November 23, 2012

Twas the Night Before Christmas Glitter Reindeer Ornaments

I went to the Dollar Tree to find some inspiration for the challenge over at Debbiedoo's and Fox Hollow Cottage.  After wandering the store I finally settled on this idea - "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Glittered Reindeer. 

I started with five of this two pack of gold glittered reindeer - that's right, $1 for two!    First, I removed the gold bells from each reindeer (they are wired on).  I'm not really a gold person and had just received some silver German glass glitter from Meyer Imports that I was anxious to try out.   I used spray adhesive and then dipped each reindeer into my container of silver glass glitter.

I decided I liked the look of the gold bells against the silver glitter, so I just rewired the bells around each reindeer neck.  Then I used a word processing program to create a name banner for each reindeer.  I printed and cut them out, and then glued each one just above the bells.

Of course, I had to make a Rudolph (even though he really isn't mentioned in "Twas the Night Before Christmas").    His nose is a red Swarovski crystal that I got in a pack at AC Moore (they are in the T-shirt section).

I finished each Reindeer off with a silver cord to hang on the Christmas tree.  This year I'm doing my tree in antique silver tones, so they will look perfect!  Now I can't wait to get my Christmas tree on Sunday!  


  1. I love your reindeer, especially Rudolph. Really pretty idea with the silver glass glitter. I found you at Debbiedoo's dollar tree party! I am a new follower on GFC. Hope you'll stop by and consider following me back as well!

  2. How beautiful! What an awesome idea! i have two of those reindeers I purchased last year also at D T. Thank you for the great inspiration!

  3. This was really an amazing craft and I love the Rudolph!

  4. wonderful!! much better silver.


  5. Oh what a cute cute idea! How fun. Thanks for sharing with our party. Enjoy!~

  6. Love those simple touches that make things extra special! What a super idea :)
    Happy Holidays!

  7. I absolutely love these. I actually bought some of these reindeer last year and didn't know what to do with them. Now I know! I will be making these to decorate my white christmas tree with this year. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's and am your newest follower.

  8. Hi Doreen. I'm stopping by to let you know that I made your reindeer ornaments and just did a blog post about it. I have linked back to your blog, giving you full credit for this idea. If you get a chance I would love it if you would stop by to take a peek at how mine turned out. Once again, thank you for sharing this and for the inspiration you gave me. Happy Holidays!


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