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!